Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Phalanx 2018

The Phalanx show at St Helens is a regular fixture the wargaming year for Steve and myself.  As the last post previewed our game for the Lance & Longbow Society this year was Stamford Bridge, 1454.  We did get a few willing volunteers from the general public to have a go at re-writing history and they all seemed to enjoy it.  The Percies won 3-1 on the day, though all the victories were as a result of John Neville, Marquis of Montague, (the Neville commander), being killed in melee, and most took place with the Nevilles having the upper hand.

The Neville mounted troops bear down on the Percy line

The whole Neville centre ready to attack
The dreaded 'snake eyes' does for the Marquis
There were plenty of other games on offer of course and the Liverpool club had some participation games available to attract new  recruits.



One particularly eye-catching offering was a 54mm Zulu War game by the Independent 54mm Wargames Club.

The Mailed Fist club presented a very nice 25mm ECW game

The Cheshire and Staffordshire Wargamers put on "Torgau"

The East Lancashire Wargames Association presented a WWI game

There was also plenty on offer to interest those gamers interested in SF/Fantasy   One game that caught my eye was this Fantasy offering

There were a couple of glitches to the usual smooth running of the show this year, but not enough to detract from the overall positive experience.  The Phalanx show remains one of the 'go to' events, with a good mix of traders and games.

Many thanks to Bob, Chris, Dave, Gary, Ian, John, Neil, Nick, Peter, Steve and Will for their help with the game.


  1. Agree, good show and I enjoyed your table.

  2. Your pictures came out less yellow than mine, any trickery involved that I could copy?