Monday, 24 September 2012

Skirmish 23rd Sept 2012

For Photos of the show you will have to try a few other blogs. I make no appologies for no pics today I just did not get ANY time to see the show let alone take some pics. Here are a few links.

http://www.blmablog.com/2012/09/skirmish-in-sidcup.html

http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/skirmish-sidcup-sept-2012.html

http://theangrylurker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/skirmish-2012-september-im-older-and.html

I am the guy in the camo trousers running the 7TV game, in case you don't know me. Not the most flattering but I guess the camera did not lie.

I spent all day running the 7TV game. Managed to get 4 gmes finished and only got to the trader hall a few brief times so nothing was purchased except 1 rule book. (I have not even flicked through it yet, but I do like the look feel and quality. I will no doubt review it in a few months).

Still back to the show, firstly let me say I did get a few things wrong with the rules, but not disasterously wrong and all the players seemed t enjoy the games. The boards looked pretty good, we all had club shirts and a7TV banner at our back so if nothing else we might have given the impression of knowing what we were doing!

I do know Karl at Crooked Dice was happy and that to me was important. I also know that because of the game we did encourage some sales. One guy in particular, on a visit to this country from the States, not for the show in particular but as a wargamer he did manage to sniff it out. He alone spent £70:00 at Crooked Dice stand having watchd the participation game. A genuinely nice chap I have his details and his club details in Huston, not sure what will result if anything but who knows.

Will we do a 7TV game at a show again? Well that depends. The guys that came from the club are not really 7TV players so perhaps the next show we should put on something more suited to their tastes. Or another option would be to do a WW1 game in 20mm to support the miniatures range of Tim (http://www.itminiatures.co.uk/) from IT miniatures, Tim also being a club member. Time will tell what we actually do.

On the car journey we talked about up coming projects.Graham wants to do a 10mm WW1 game as he has just bought the Peter Pig "Square Bashing" rules. |I have several projects I want to progress but today I just wat to relax.

I must say a big THANKS to the other guys from Rainham, (Namely Graham, Peter and Bob.) without whom I could not have managed at all.

9 comments:

  1. It was a great looking game, pity I couldn't stay to join in. Thanks for the backlink btw. I didn't shoot as many pictures as normal but I did go home with a bag full of goodies so all in all a good result.

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    1. Thanks mate was actually built for a club game. The Back link really is my pleasure. I got a few freebie goodies and a few heads up about things in the pipeline.(but "hush hush" for now).

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  2. Being so close we should sort a few games out between Rainham and Rejects.

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    1. A great idea Clint, we'll have to sort something out, shame we didn't get to have a play of your game though. And I've got to say I was very impressed with the moon terrain boards you made, seeing them up close they looked even better than in your photos!!

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    2. Should get a chance to chat at SELWG> Thanks for the moonboard comments. Very much appreciated.

      I did look for you and Fran at 12:30 when the game came open. But alas.

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  3. From the pics the table looked great. glad you had fun mate

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  4. It was good to see you in action again but I believe you were tired at one stage when a guy approached you and said he would like to put on a game at "Broadsword" next year and you agreed, didn't have the heart to correct him unless there's a new show?

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    1. That was Ian from Herne Bay Whitstable club. He also called it Broadsword when talking to Alan Abbey who also failed to correct him.

      It is a difficult time for Herne Bay / whitstable club at the moment and they really don't need me to be perdantic. We all knew what he ment. But you are right It is BROADSIDE.

      Cheers Mate. I forgot to pass the 15mm cowboy on! Drat. I will try again at SELWG!

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