The event was well attended and looked busy, the trade stands were spread over two halls and there was a plethora of demonstration and participation games.
I didn't spend as much time there as I liked as I started to feel unwell so cut my visit a little short. I enjoyed looking at some of the games and was especially interested in the Cowboy and Indian wars games. The 1/35th scale WW2 game was awesome and there were several games with beautifully painted figures.
I spoke to several of the traders about new releases and I informed Hawk games that I hated them for bringing out such a good game that I had to buy it. Although one manufacturer I was purchasing some figures of got narky with me when I informed him that a sculpt was incorrect, but that conversation is for a later post.
I made purchases from 3 separate stands and could have purchased more but I restrained my self, It was an effort NOT to spend money. My foray to the Bring and Buy left me feeling a little like I just visited some ones trade stand, as the amount of 40k stuff on offer was horrendously overwhelming. It looked more like several traders had not wanted to pay for a stall and treated the bring and buy as their private stall. There were no bargains to speak off and it looked like people were keeping their money in their wallets.
Compared to the events of the 1990's, although wargaming on a whole has moved on and the models on offer nowadays are of such high quality, along with the choices of MDF terrain, there were several traders missing and it felt the choices available by the traders were limited, maybe a sign of the times or the Internet is really having such an impact, either way I hope to visit again next year and hopefully in full health.
I suppose I better shut up and show you the pictures of the games.
Either Napolionic or Franco Prussian war - 6mm
|6mm either Napoleonic or Franco Prussian war.|
Samurai Vs Imperial Japanese -15mm
|Samurai Vs Imperial Japanese.. I think.|
|These are 15mm..!!!!! I love them.|
|Awesome 15mm painted Agincourt French.|
Weird civil war thingy in 25mm
|Don't know, but guess some weird inter war thing??|
Sudan - 25mm
Steam punk weapon
Indian Wars - Black Powder - 28mm
|I think I first saw these hills in the late 1990's|
Sci-fi game, all 3D printer made models - 1/200th?
|Command and conquer!!!!|
|Command and Conquer Tesla tank and a BMP 3?|
Cowboys - Dead Mans Hand - 28mm
7 year war I think -28mm
Indian Wars - Tomahawks and Muskets - 28mm
World War Two Brits Vs Germans - 28mm
World War Two Germans Vs Russians. Stalingrad? - 1/35th!!
World War Two Desert raid.
Hawk Games, Drop Zone Commander display tables, These were awesome.
This game has a real retro look to it. Dapol (Ex-Airfix) railway buildings, telegraph poles and HO train kits reminds me of gaming in the late 1980's and early 1990's. There was not much terrain wise you could get back then.
|1980's Lima train|
Wings of Glory World War 2
Wings of Glory WW1
|HOW MANY PLANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!|
World War 2 invasion game??
Cowboys - 28mm
These guys were using UNO cards and a deck of normal playing cards. The Uno deck was I think to determine who went when and the playing cards were acting as the dice for shooting.
Don't know whats going on here?
The figures and terrain in this game were beautiful done.
this reminds me, I need to have a game soon.
Thanks For looking