|The hall (about 11.30am)|
As I didn't have a shopping list I went around all the games first then the traders.
Be aware that this post is very photo-heavy.
Here's my photographs of the event and a few comments :
Stafford and District's Battle of Blenheim was one of my favourite games of the show and I had a very pleasant time talking to the chaps playing it.
|Blenheim in 10mm (Pendraken and Ausburg Figures iirc)|
|Such detail for 10mm figures!|
|Great looking buildings too!|
|A big game !|
|Another close -up|
|Huge table with superbly painted 28mm figures|
|There were vignettes all over the place...|
|Somewhere on the outskirts of Zurich|
|Ships too on this vast table|
|Large numbers of cavalry|
|Good looking town too|
|Close-up of the action|
Redcar Ironbeards War of Germany 1944, a participation game:
|Great looking game - spot the Germans!|
|Superbly painted models too,|
|DBN, possibly Waterloo (?)|
|Not my period, so I didn't dwell here long.|
|These were quite large models for an Air Wargame.|
|Possibly not the most attractive game, until...|
|...you see the harbour and the ships close-up|
|Looking like a club game and none the worse for that|
|Tide of Russian Tanks assaulting German defensive lines|
|I would have needed a high-speed camera not to catch an arm across the table in this game!|
|Great models and who would be a tanker ?|
|The German rear lines|
|Busy day at sea...|
|...from every point of view,|
|The man himself|
|The game, with new river !|
With Mr Wiley's participation game I knew what to expect, but with The Society of 20th Century Wargamers, I didn't. It was a strange looking game centring around a French Foreign Legion Outpost.
|The central piece - very nice|
|Good looking game of a battle I've never heard of..|
|A fantasy game that...|
|...seemed to be involved in a Very British War set-up|
|With my eyesight, 28mm camo works|
|Splendid King Tiger|
|Other end of the table (with an oversized Panther imo)|
|Superb, simple looking terrain, but with many subtle features|
|There was no-one around and I haven't a clue -sorry|
|Set-up and figures are good|
|Huge ship (and why not, even if a bit superfluous!)|
|I don't know anything about this and didn't ask|
|Where this chap comes into it all is a mystery to me|
|IIRC. this yellow peril thing was a recent purchase, unfinished and not in the game\|
|Gangs of Rome|
|Another view of the hall, busy but not too crowded.|
It was a great day, seeing many great games and meeting a lot of old friends.
My loot list is less than poor, it's non-existent. I ate the pie I bought for lunch and my wife ate the peanut brittle I bought her as a present, so no evidence remains !
Thanks for taking the time to visit, I hope there's something here that you find interesting and as ever, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.