|Great pre-dreadnought game.|
Overall it was a very enjoyable departure from my normal Saturday and I met up with many old 'friends' (only a few of whom "blanked" me). The atmosphere of the venue was what I'd normally expect from a show, lots of friendly folk willing to chat about their games and traders showing off their wares.
|Pegasus Bridge game in 28mm|
As with a lot of 'sports hall' venues the lighting was poor for photographs, which coupled with my photography skills (zero) made taking snaps that much more difficult. I've consequently cropped and enhanced my photographs to attempt to alleviate the dark yellowish hue that plagued most of the pictures I took.
|Wild -west game with card buildings|
|Warhammer 40k ?|
|Large scale 28mm (?) ACW|
|Football-type stands in the foreground!|
Is a smorgasbord of fantasy buildings showing off his many variants on "Bloodbowl" type games (including one on that, as yet, unfinished ship!)
|The other end of his terrain|
Though who was meant to be hunting who was open to debate.
|Spot the Tiger|
|Four against one- seems fair.|
|Another well presented modern game|
|Aerial game - Snoopy versus Angry Birds ?|
|Zulu war game in 28mm|
There are a number of other blogs out there though (that also have much better photogrpahs I'm sure) that do give credit to those putting the games on.
|Batman! (10 brownie points if you can spot him)|
|Have you spotted him yet?|
So what impressed me about this ?
Was it the terrain, figures or the rules ?
It was actually none of these, but rather it was the enthusiasm the players (two guys and two younger lads) had for their game.
I chatted to Ian, whom I took to be the organiser of the game for some time and couldn't help but be impressed.
|You can stop looking, he's not in this shot.|
Unlike many of the other games this game seemed to have a lot of the punters around it all the time I was at the show, so they must have been doing something right!
Unsurprisingly, like most of the groups and individuals putting on shows these chaps from (Ashington) were within spitting distance of where I live, but to me what was surprising was the number of such groups, which I'm guessing was at least a dozen.
So all in all it was a good day out, shooting the breeze with like-minded people made a great change, but I can almost here the plaintiff cries of "What about the loot?". Well, I did buy some figures, a bag of Gripping Beast Anglo Saxons, that were not for myself alas, but were for my #1 son's Saga game, as a thank-you for chaperoning me throughout the day !
Next week it'll be back to normal with some new boring card-board stuff I've been working on !
(I've also posted the last of my big-cats post on my other blog, HERE - just in case anyone is vaguely interested)