Inside it was very busy as always with shows dropping off in the afternoon. (I'll do a loot hall post later in the week, but overall very happy with my swag.) For me though the best part of the show was the meeting of fellow wargamers. At the start it really was a case of walking 5 paces and stopping and offering a greeting to a chap I knew (mostly vaguely but still) with others it was a 5 minute or longer chat. After the pleasantries it is usually a case of finding out what they are after or have already bought, some discussion of club politics and less commonly of Game ideas. I had mentioned one game idea with Larry (Hernebay and Whitstable club) about 15 months ago and he wanted to talk through the idea some more. With that gestation period the idea definitely has legs, so I will propose it for our club show game next year.
Anyway enough waffle and if I'm not going to talk about purchases or this idea I'd best start with the pictures. I have to say unlit the last hour of my visit I had forgotten to take the camera out of my bag, but was reminded by Big Lee as he rushed passed saying that he'd not taken many pictures (thanks Lee) or I might have forgotten. It's very possible that I have the labels wrong on these pictures so feel free to correct me if you know better.
|Friday Night Firefight Club with Patton '46 gamed caption|
|My Favourite game of the show.|
Crawley Wargames Club, "Brave Little Belgium 1940" Game
|Belgium again, but out of the town square! A very busy looking game with much to see.|
|North London Wargames Group, "Drop the Bridge" (I think)|
|Old France new England a French Indian war game. |
The guys were in costume as well !
|Society of Ancients, "Battle of Crimius 340BC"|
|The Gamers Hub, a group of mostly young gamers |
in the Medway towns with masses of enthusiasm.
"Imperial Siege 40000"
|Maidstone Wargames Club with "Operation Deadstick"|