|Photo 'borrowed' from Battleground's FB page - taken very early
The venue itself I thought was a bit out of the way, but didn't see to affect the numbers attending from what I could tell. We arrived sometime between 10.30am and 11am and left around 1.00pm, with the flow of people seemingly constant. The traders were all busy, but not so much that there were huge queues and there were also adequate spaces between the many games so that it never felt too crowded,
|Stafford and District 19mm "Oudenard"
|Super detail on such small figures
|Huge 'poster' - those 28mm's are about 6" tall!
|Fictional action somewhere in the Low countries
|Beautifully painted 28mms throughout
|Imperial v Hungarians 1848
|A Durham Wargames Group 40mms game
|These huge 'placeholders' were an excellent addition and a great help
|Overall view of the table
|Intriguing game, but did seem a bit like re-inventing the wheel
|General & Kings AWI Battle of Brandywine 1777
|Great looking game superbly painted minis and...
|...the game seemed to flow very fast too
|Tyneside Wargames Group "Fall of Troy" (15mm I think)
|Bells of St. Maria - Italian Wars Participation Game
The games overall were of a very high standard (unlike my photography) and I seemed to take hundreds of photos of which about half were 'OK' enough to use - I did have problems with my camera all day that didn't help with my usual camera-related incompetence.
|Stunning 28mm figures and terrain
|Lancaster Cellermen 17th C, siege using Spencer Smith figures
|Gaming as I remember it - a very nostalgic game for me
|View of the siege lines
|I couldn't have said it any better...
|Andre Wiley's new take on an old theme
|New flat-pack houses he transported in a large envelope!
|Redcar Ironsides WW2 -part 2 Yanks v Ruskies
|I missed what this was all about - unfortunately didn't do anything for me
|Independent Wargames Group ACW, using "Picket's Charge Rules
|Great looking terrain, figures and vignettes all in 28mm
|Durham Wargames Group ACW Battle of Port Republic in 28mm
|...at both ends of the table
|Matt Crump's Assualt on Coastal Battery338 Folkestone
|A busy participation game, using Bolt Action rules in 28mm
|Brompton Bankers "Ronin" playtest, using 28mm figures, terrain etc.
|Great looking game, in all respects
|Iacta Alea Est "Battle of the Denmark Straits 1941 - the ships
|The table - all very confusing to us landlubbers
|2mm "Irregular" figures
|Scarbourgh WW2 participation game
|Westerhope Wargames group's "Wellington in India"
|Greta terrain and figures, all in 28mm
|Great fortress too - I want one!
|Nate Zettle's Blood and Plunder participation game
|Old Guard Wargmaes' 10mm ACW
I'm also sorry that I'm sure that I've missed a few games (the cup-cake game for one!) and there are are no photographs of any traders either, but we all know what the latter look like right ?
I did have a rather modest haul of 10 figures, for Jimland, three buildings for modern games (read Zombie) and a pot of flesh paint, for painting flesh.
To bore you even further here's their photographs:
|Five explorer types and five Oryx - pretty boring huh ?
|Two 'Shotgun' houses and a Diner (& spot the paint pot)
That's it for this week, I've been pretty busy doing a lot of other stuff, so plenty to fill future posts with; thanks once more for taking the time to look and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.