Posts Tagged ‘Wargames Shows’

Finally Off The Table

Posted on May 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So after the block painting comes the ink. I may yet go back and fill in the skull eye sockets with black paint, but basically it is finished. This is a great sculpt, maybe a bit smaller than I was expecting, but I really like the quality of Wargame Exclusive models. I must order some … Continue reading Finally Off The Table

Hammerhead 2018 – Flash Gordon

Posted on April 29th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Back from Hammerhead what is perhaps the best show on the circuit.We opted for something a little easier to pick up and play largely due to the boot being filled with stuff for the table sale.A simple four way fight between Flash, Vultan, Ming and the …

Saturday morning round up.

Posted on April 21st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Somewhat late in posting I thought I would kick off the Saturday morning update with the Salute Loot. Rather restrained this year, but there seemed little point in adding to the lead pile when painting time has been so thin lately, however some good ad…

Salute 2018 – The Battle fo Varna 1444.

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Great day at Salute yesterday, the 4.00am alarm call was a bit of a shock but the roads were pretty clear even if the dreaded Sat Nav figured central London would be a good idea.We arrived with plenty of time to set up, good job given how many Ottoman’…

Salute 2018

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Yesterday was Salute at the Excel in London, the biggest UK wargames show of the year. Once again we headed down, this year there really was not much I was intending to buy. But then again I always say that… As it is the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, there were … Continue reading Salute 2018

Worcester Living History Weekend 17th Feb – Thoughts on the day.

Posted on February 18th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Yesterday saw the first of what hopefully will be an annual event, the Guildhall in the City was a great room to play in with plenty of natural light and room to move around, the building dates back to the 1770’s which really gave the day that historic…

Worcester Living History Weekend 17th – 18th Feb.

Posted on February 17th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The Wyvern Wargamers will be taking to the road today and are pleased to be taking part in Worcesters Living History Weekend, the event has grown over the years and this year for the first time includes Wargames.Organised by The Worcester Re-enactors …

All work and no play.

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hobby time has been rather thin on the ground in recent weeks.
A new job some two hours closer to home should have given me plenty of time to get in front of the brushes, but intense home work and manual reading put paid to any free time in the evenings, hopefully the next month should see things calm down.
I did manage to sneak a trip down to Warfare last weekend and joined the rest of the Wyverns in a refight of Cambrai 1917, using Paul @ Kallistra’s excellent hex terrain and figures.
The British out numbering the Germans 3:1 and supported by 30 Tanks attempted to break three lines of German trenches.

As one of the German commanders we opted to leave the first trench line lightly defended hoping to draw the British in where they would lose a number of tanks in attempting to cross the trench lines with the occasional grenade attack from the infantry defenders.

   

 

In a bloody affair in which the British opened up a number of channels through the use of concentrated artillery they flanked the German left but could not capitalise on the assault as they had lost all of their armour and around 60% of the infantry.
A drawn although the British were quickly on twitter to celebrate a victory.
“The news isn’t there to tell you what happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.”

 Joss Whedon

A great days gaming touch and go right to the last turn when the German Infantry managed to destroy the last 3 tanks with Grenades, what are the chances of rolling 3 12’s in a row.
Purchases on the day were few, but with Christmas coming and limited paint time, probably not a bad thing, I picked up some extra items for Ghost Archipelago in the shape of a couple of swamps which need some extra’s adding by way of grasses and reeds. I also picked up some lovely treasure pieces which will be great to fight over in the months ahead.

Redoubt had released their cotton pickers for the ACW, but they should be fine for the Haiti Project and some extra jump off points.
I have managed to prep the Crewman from the Ghost Archipelago Nickstarter, with 20 in a box, I opted for 10 European type characters and 10 Middle Eastern both gangs armed with a mixture of weapons, having given the Chinese a run out a few weeks ago, I figured three distinct factions could be formed for any one simply wanting to walk into the club without having to roll for all the stats from the outset.

Until next time….

All work and no play.

Posted on November 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hobby time has been rather thin on the ground in recent weeks.A new job some two hours closer to home should have given me plenty of time to get in front of the brushes, but intense home work and manual reading put paid to any free time in the evenings…

Wargames Show Report: TARGE 2017

Posted on November 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This is a little bit late, but here is my report (photo dump) from TARGE 2017 in Kirriemuir.I travelled down to the show with my two sons and didn’t really have a plan for the day, other than putting a lot of stuff I no-longer needed into the Bring and…

Wargames Show Report: TARGE 2017

Posted on November 20th, 2017 under , . Posted by

This is a little bit late, but here is my report (photo dump) from TARGE 2017 in Kirriemuir.I travelled down to the show with my two sons and didn’t really have a plan for the day, other than putting a lot of stuff I no-longer needed into the Bring and…

Carronade 2017 Follow Up

Posted on May 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have had a couple of days to think about Carronade now and I think it is worth a second post…Mainly I want to cover the painting competition format, which is somewhat different to the other shows I have entered.I must admit I don’t have extensive e…

Carronade 2017: Wargames Show Report

Posted on May 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Just back from a visit to Carronade 2017 a few hours ago and time for a photo dump.In the morning we had a table booked at the flea market, I must admit, the flea market system is an inspired one that seems to be very popular. The tables were all booke…

Wargames Show Report – TARGE 2016

Posted on November 17th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The main hall (this photo makes it look smaller that it actually is).Last Saturday I visited the annual TARGE wargames show in Kirriemuir. I wasn’t feeling particularly good as I was suffering from a severe cold, however, I usually enjoy the …

Angus Wargames Club’s Annual show, SKELP 2016

Posted on October 17th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Angus Wargames Club held their annual show, SKELP, over the weekend. I usually try to support the local shows, so I set off on Saturday morning, along with my gaming pal Jeff Smith and my two sons. The weather was atrocious, with pouring rain…

Carronade 2016

Posted on May 25th, 2016 under , . Posted by

This post is a little late as I have been very busy, however, I am starting to get the urge to kick some life back into the blog and a Carronade photo dump seems as good a place as any to start.We had a really enjoyable visit to the show in Falkir…

More Pics from Claymore 2012

Posted on August 6th, 2012 under , , . Posted by

Ok, final upload of pics from Claymore 2012. Again in no order of preference.Gourock Wargames Club – The Battle of TrafalgarThe League of Augsburg – French v Russian NapoleonicInverness Roleplaying and Wargaming Association – BattletechUrban Mammoth – …

Pics from Claymore 2012

Posted on August 4th, 2012 under , , . Posted by

Well it has been pretty quiet on the Wargaming front at Kingsleypark Manor recently, what with holidays and then the drudgery of the return to the work, but today was the Claymore Show in Edinburgh hosted by the South East of Scotland Wargames Club.Cla…

Pics from Wappinshaw 2012

Posted on June 2nd, 2012 under , , . Posted by

So today (2 June 2012) was the Wappinshaw show in Glasgow organised by the Phoenix Wargames Club. Probably the smallest of the shows held regularly in Scotland but still a busy, wee event with a good atmosphere.Here are some pics of some of the tables …

Carronade 2012 – Final Upload of Pics and thoughts on the Show

Posted on May 5th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

OK, I promise, this the last set of pics from Carronade 2012. Final set of games and some pics from the Painting Competition. If you have navigated here first, you’ll find the other pics here and hereAgain apologies for the slow upload due to amou…

Carronade 2012 – Pic Upload No. 2

Posted on May 5th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Okay, well done if you waded through the first upload of pics from Carronade 2012!Here are some more. As before in no particular order or preference and again apologies if I have mis-labelled anything! Again pretty picture heavy so apologies for s…

Pics from Carronade 2012 – Upload No.1

Posted on May 5th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Okay took a lot of pics today – no way I’m going to try uploading them all and certainly not in one sitting! But a warning this is still pretty picture heavy so give it time to load!So here are a selection – as always in no particular order or preferen…

Carronade 2012

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 under , , . Posted by

Well now that the excitement of Salute has died down a bit, it’s that time of year for the Wargaming  Community in Scotland to enjoy their first “big” show of the year – “Carronade” on Saturday 5th May.The guys at Falkirk District Wargames Cl…

The Battle of Olite – Partizan 5th September

Posted on September 11th, 2010 under , . Posted by

Here are a selection of photos of the demo game I helped put on with Paul of Touching History. It’s centered around the Spanish town of Olite, Navarre, at the end of Napoleon’s campaign in Spain. Captain Aubergine (me) had been tasked with protecting t…

The Battle of Charlotte – Partizan 5th September

Posted on September 5th, 2010 under , . Posted by

I had a fantastic time putting on my first demo game at Partizan in Kelham Hall and really enjoyed my day. I’ve just been looking through my photos and I took quite a lot! It’ll take me some time to go through them all and write a proper battle report …