Wargame Shows


IPMS Scale Model World Telford 2019

On Sunday 10th November I was able to visit the IPMS Scale Model World show at Telford. I had not intended to go this year and had made plans to be available for hospital visits (my Mother-in-Law is in hospital), but as my wife, daughter and cousin were planning on being at the hospital, I was able to have some time free to visit the show.Unlike earlier or past shows, I was not able to spend as much time browsing the exhibits but did manage to take some photos. Here are a selection of some of the more unusual models on display. I hope you like them.Tony

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SELWG 2019

Postie, Dave and me drove up to Crystal Palace for our annual trip to SELWG. And what a great day it was too!!! We met up with many of our Wargaming friends and associates including  Reject Richard with no James in toe for the first time in a long time, (he's a teenager now and gaming with Dad is not his no1 priority!!! He will return one day) Also met up with Bob Cordry, Tamsin, Al, Simon Miller and Steve from General Reeve  We arrived around 20 minutes before opening time, so weren't far from the front of the queue.Glen Mr Art of War - Art of WarI bought another t-shirt for my growing collection, this time I went all Spartan!Now on to the games!Soth London Warlords -  Dark side of the MoonSimon Miller - To the Strongest - Romans v CeltsBest scenery award - Shepway Wargames - WWI Belgium 1914Best Participation Game - Crawley Wargames - Aztecs vs ConquistadorsAlan had to walk around the show holding onto Helena all day!!Even went he went to the loo!Friday Night Firefight - D

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Skirmish ! Wargames Model Soldiers Military Modelling Show. Sept 19

Can't believe we're nearly half way through September already??? September for the Rejects means a short 20 minute trip to attend Skirmish, a great little Model and Wargames Show in Sidcup.First stop for Lee, Postie and myself was Art of War ShirtsThoroughly nice chap Glen was very happy to sell us all a few of his excellent T-Shirts.I let the side down wearing an Adidas top instead of one of Glen's!!Bad Boy Ray!The Main Trader Hall. Skirmish isn't a massive show, but its still very worth your while paying a visitThere was a great display of Sudan Wars period dress and weaponry.Everyone's favourite Col, BillIt was a shame, both traders and games were down on the last show, it needs a little more support, you never know the Rejects might even put a game on at the next show??Oh yes!!!Not sure my misses would share my appreciation for this work of Art?I can just imagine this beauty sitting above the fireplace at home......John doing his very best sales pitch!Skirmish organiser Craig, from Red Coat ModelsOriginal

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Broadside 2019 & The Battle of Killiecrankie 1689

Last Sunday saw the Rejects drive down to Sittingbourne for the Broadside Wargaming show. It was my turn to put on a game. After much deliberation (with myself) I chose to demo "The Battle of Killiecrankie"using Beneath the Lily Banners v3 The War of Three Kings.I painted up all the Scots a few years ago and recently finished off the last few Williamite regts.Postie was bitching that I didn't make bespoke terrain like he and Lee had for our last 2 Broadside game. I totally ignored him and used Posties normal gaming terrain that we use each week when we play. I've gotta admit to being very pleased with the results.Richard and Surj played the historical losers of the battle the Williamites.John and Dave played the Jacobites. With BigLee dipping in and out.I put in an optional rule of an initial bombardment. They threw a D6 and compared in to the chart 1=0 2,3=1 4,5=2 6=3. They threw a 3 giving them only 1 turn of artillery before the game started. They did manage to knock off 2 casualties on Locheils regt thoug

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Broadside 2019 - Who's going?

As per my last post, this weekend see's Posties Rejects travelling  miles down the A2 to Milton Hundred;s Broadside 2019.We're their putting on a demo of The Battle of Killicrankie 1689.We can be found inside the red circle at G6.There's plenty of top Traders at the show, I'm looking forward to having a nose around myself.Hopefully you'll come along to the show and support Milton Hundred's great wargame show!If you wanna stop by G6 and see our game please do so, we won't bite.And you can't miss us all, we've spent out and got new club t-shirts, modeled byour Evil Umpire himself Postie.

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West Midlands Military Show 2019

After an early start, Sue and I arrived at The West Midlands Military Show around 8.45 and I proceeded to carry in all the bits for the display. Unlike last year when the snow had such an impact on the attendance, this year there were lots of customers waiting for the 10.00 entry.We had a great time at what I believe is one of the friendliest shows on the circuit and I was able to display both the new Pen & Sword book Wargames Terrain and Buildings The Napoleonic Wars which arrived with me yesterday and show off all of the models that feature in the book.For details of how you can order a copy at the introductory price of just £11.99 see this link. Please note that I am not selling this book via my Blog. If you want a copy please go to the Pen & Sword Web page.Sue took this photo of me with the very first copy.And here you can see Sue 'manning' the stand while I took time to browse the other exhibits and spend my pocket money.Here you can see the length of the table, showing models for sale, mode

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Wargame Terrain & Buildings - NOW AVAILABLE

Earlier today and just in time for The West Midlands Military Show Alumwell that takes place tomorrow, I have received my first copy of WARGAMES TERRAIN & BUILDINGS - The Napoleonic Wars written by me and published by Pen & Sword.It's been a while coming but I am very pleased with the new book (The Blue Book) which I have added to my three earlier self-published books.For details of how to order a copy (at the reduced introductory price of just £11.99) see this link.My plan is to have the book on display at the WMMS - Alumwell with all of the buildings that appear in the book so you can see the articles and the models.Tony

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Cavalier 2019

Last Sunday was the Rejects first wargame show of the year. Only three of us made itPostie and myself met BigLee at the show and a fun day was had y all!!!Every year me and Lee take a photo of the main hall from the balcony and this year was nodifferent. We'd just stuffed our faces with a bacon roll and a cup of tea, then waddled out to take the pics.We all had a great time at the show and bumped into the usual bloggers,Clint, Dave, Bob and Al.Society of Ancients - Battle of ZamaWadhurst Roleplayers Club - Dungeons & DragonsThe Bring and BuyFire When Ready - Star Wars LegionTonbridge Wargames Club - Boxer Rebellion 1900In the corridor a club (sorry guys, I can't remember the name) we're sellingtheir founders collection of figures and buildings, sadly he's suffering from dementia.I bought a few buildings for my NYW armies, well a few more than a few.Maidstone Wargames Club - Corsair v Mustang 1969Milton Hundred Wargames Club - Lion Rampant For God & King 1380 Me and Postie had a great chat wi

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