But as a club Rainham was going to put on a game. And to my mind at least it was one of the best looking at the show. "Skirmish" is only a small local show and to be honest has a mixture of model kits and toy soldiers then a smaller selection of wargames stuff. But there is usually enough to keep it interesting.
So anyway Rainham was going to put on a Muskets and Tomahawks game. Everything was supplied by Tim, the terrain the figures the rules and the ideas. So I really will take NO credit for his excellent work.
None of our group had ever played "Muskets and Tomahawks" and I found the rules fairly intuitive and quite easy to pick up. I did struggle with different units being able to move different rates a challenge. But once in the swing of it and if I played a couple more games I would be happy enough.
|Bexhill Reapers wargames club. Trying out their game for Salute. |
I am told there is much more to do with lighting effects etc.
And they might even get some roads finished by then and some more figures painted.
It was a WW2 Zombie game.
|Larry and Dave from Herne Bay/Whitstable club.|
Playing Lion Rampant rules.
At the end of the day they told me that they liked the rules
as it was their first time playing.
|Zombiecide board game. |
I think Tolehaven put this on but I am not 100% sure.
|Some of the Pre-release civilian figures from East Street Games.|
They will be released at Salute.
The rules will be a little longer!
|A view of the games hall. no traders in here.|
The Picture below was taken facing the opposite direction.
Overall a good day. But here are my highlights which cannot go in pictures.
- I have been offered a lift to the Salute Show. Last year the British rail ticket sales woman on the day sold me the wrong ticket which cost me £9 more than it should and did not allow me to use the tube. So by the time I had got a tube ticket I was about £14 out of pocket more than I should have been.
- East street games are coming to the club to put a Zombie game on for us. I just hope the club guys appreciate it. I KNOW I will. So in a few weeks time expect a mass of pics of that game.
- I was asked to sculpt something after talking about my early career as an architectural modelmaker. I stopped going it after 4 years as I had a nervous breakdown. I am not going to sculpt anything as I am not any good at all at sculpting and would not want to disappoint anyone. But very flattering to be asked.