Once the doors opened things got busy very quickly. Attendance was good with lots of eager shoppers working through their lists. There didn't seem to be as many games on offer as in previous years, certainly on the ground floor. I think that at this show there is a move away from large 'eye candy' type games towards participation/join in games, certainly the majority of the games on the upper floors were of this variety and very busy they were too. What was evident was the number of younger gamers who were keen to try out these games. We were busy with our 'Stamford Bridge' game, running it three times and attracting customers for each one. Being so busy meant that I only had one brief opportunity to take photos.
Next to us was an ECW set up "The Queen's arrival in Bridlington".
The ships were impressive and the overall effect was very good, but the same kind of thing has appeared under different titles for a number of years.
Close by was what looked like an "Indiana Jones" themed game. Plenty of nice detail and modelling on view.
Nearby were a WW2 airborne action
and a WW1 Middle East game featuring a very impressive castle
I managed to get a couple of photos of another WW1 game, this time set on the Western Front
The other times I glanced over the table seemed to be fully occupying several players.
I mentioned earlier that the upper floors had mostly participation type games and they all seemed very busy. One larger game was put on by Yorkshire Renegades, it used Pike and Shotte rules and was based on the Siege of York during the ECW. My apologies for the photos, the light flooding in through the large windows made life difficult.
The York club has once again produced a very welcoming show with plenty on offer for those visiting. Steve and I were very happy with how our game was received and we would like to offer our thanks to Adam, Danny, George, Jim, John, Jonathan and the two Pauls for giving our game a try. Andy and Will manned the society stall and Dave and Lynne provided welcome refreshments.