I am finding the social side of attending shows is the main highlight - it was great to have a catch up with people we have mostly virtual interactions with. It was a quick whizz around to look at what was on offer , and then meet up with the blogging contingent at 1pm - thanks must go to Stumpy von Amos and PK to helping set up the first one at Partizan.
|Bloggers ready to talk shop|
|Curt and Sarah , over from Canada starting their European tour|
|Yours Truly on camera duty - courtesy of Tamsin|
|The hand of god? No its just Ian Willey showing of his pike blocks!|
I was very struck with the overall quality of the games that been laid on - there had been some real effort put in. The Grimsby clubs large games were superb in their scale and detail - a real testament to long term commitment. - So here is a selection of some favourites
|Simon Miller - sporting the laurel leaf head dress|
|The Man who would be king game|
|Very British Civil War|
The stash consisted of more for the Sudan, Naval Brigade , Egyptian Gun, and Command set and casualty pack - well the lead mountain has been shrinking lately you know.
Bits and bobs from Ainsty
New colonial era book
and the new gangster rules - so I can see what i might like to use in my own set up
After the meet up and further run around the trader and games - a few of us headed into Newark for vittals..and found just what needed in the Prince Rupert on Stodman Street.
|Sydney R, Curt, Sarah , D and behind the camera Tamsin..|
The organisation seemed to work well, I got all I wanted from traders - someone selling Sarissa stuff would have been nice. Having people doing painting demos etc is also a nice touch. The faux fire alarm evac part way could have been a bit of an issue , but was resolved quickly - although with day job head on - building should have evacuated !
All in all a great day out - and nice break from the usual routine..