Rant over, for the moment.
Steve and I headed across the Pennines yesterday towards Sheffield. Quiet roads meant that we arrived early and had to join the queue of gamers awaiting the 10am opening time. There seemed to be a good attendance and there was the usual good selection of traders offering a bewildering range of all the 'essential' wargaming paraphernalia. The range and number of games on offer seemed slightly less than in previous years. With the forthcoming 200th anniversary of Waterloo it was inevitable that this battle would feature prominently. The Ilkley Old School went back in time in more senses than one with their sand table game based on Plancenoit
|General view of the table|
|The Prussians attack|
TheMosborough Old Boys had a Sudan game, featuring some beautifully painted figures on well sculpted terrain.
Among the other game which caught my eye was the WWII game from the Barely Legal group which was based on the Scheldt offensive in 1944.
and the 40mm AWI game from the Penarth group
It was also good to see a good number of youngsters taking part in the pirates game.
Of course I came away with a 'few' more figures to add to the mountain waiting patiently to be painted, but nothing untoward.
Overall a good day out, with those putting on games welcoming a chance to chat about the hobby and pass on hints and tips that may well prove useful.