Last weekend saw a visit to the Crisis show in Antwerp. Its been on my wish list for years to attend and as it will probably be impacted in some way in the future due to the Brexit machinations (whichever side of fence you are one - I can't see making business for small gaming companies low impact , being high on the priority list for HMG or the EU) I thought its time to visit. Mrs D and I decided to mix the visit to Antwerp into a full weeks break with us staying in Ghent and Ypres too.
|From left to right: Me, RobP (behind), ChristopherS, JakeK, Jerry Miller and his wife Christine, Nick, Curt and MikeF|
Photo credit from Curt
|This looks like the right place!|
|Even 30 mins after opening it was still queued .. but it did move swiftly enough|
I met a number of acquaintances in the queue , Colin from Carry on Up the Dale , and Edzard from Miniature Modelling Mayhem - before long I was in.
|There was serious eye candy and plenty of different traders not found on the UK scene - oh and it was busy!|
I soon met up with some of the boys where - it was great to meet Stefan Ko - we managed to lure him from his game for far too long !
|Curt ,Chris , Nick , Stefan and Sidney|
We were also joined by Sander and his young son Arthur who was on roving reporter duties - you can see his report here
|Stefans group NWF game was a real eye catcher - well done guys|
|I had a good chat with Stefan - thanks for the beer too! Photo Courtesy of Curt|
|Couple of interesting merchant houses to add tot he collection|
These were by More Terrain from Germany - nice stuff
|Ruin bits - just cause I liked em|
|Top up of flags from Flag Dude|
|Few bits from Ainsty|
|Bases from Warbases|
|the freebie with entry - if any one wants it let me know|
|A brilliant gift from Sander - full of great photos and potential ideas - thanks very much|
Overall it was a very good show , maybe a few too many resellers -or people selling the same thing , but there were some very interesting non uk suppliers discovered. I will certainly be back - I would prefer this to Salute any day. Now if I can rope some guys in maybe we can put on a game...