Wargame Shows

Phoenix 2017

A new show (second year) set in Cumbria (north west UK), we combined a visit to the show with a short break in the beautiful setting of Cumbria. 


A fairly small show, but with an interesting selection of traders and display games, the show has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.  


there is a detailed show report over on the blog at the below link.


http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/pheonix-wargame-show-2017.html


 Phalanx 2017

How quickly this comes around. I really enjoyed the day, the show was good with a diversity of trade in both scale and subject.


The show has an excellent Bring 'n Buy and I took the opportunity to have a bit of a clear out and reduce my storage problem, while setting my gaming on a more focussed path.


Purchases were mostly based around current projects which are Hasting 1066, Napoleonic 1809 and improving terrain.


I have put a show report over on the blog.

LINK

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/phalanx-2017-wargame-show.html


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York 2017.

Did the Vapnartak (York) 2017 Wargame show today. A wonderful show, plenty of traders and plenty of punters.

One of the things that particularly struck me about this show is that it has held on to its diversity of traders for various figure scales and there is plenty of small table gaming going on.

Despite the picture shown here, for my own part, I consolidated my purchases around the 10mm / 12mm scales and improving the terrain on my battlefield - which is this years goal.

A fuller report is over on the blog at the below link.

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/york-wargame-show-2017.html


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Brit-Con 2016

A four day competition event with two days (the weekend) to include traders and participation games.


Located on Campus premises at Manchester (UK), with so many tables set up, this feels like a large show, but from a trade perspective, it is a medium sized show. There is a very friendly feel to the place, even the bring and buy which tends to heave in some places, feels much more sedate here.


I had a smashing day there and bought some goodies to spread trader cheer!


There is a bit of a show report that can be downloaded from my DropBox (thank you DropBox) HERE


The file is 872 KB and contains some pictures.

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Phalanx 2016 - St. Helens show in northwest UK.

Nice sized show with a very good variety of traders and most of the main traders there.

Circumstances have caused me to miss three shows this year, so I was particularly looking forward to this one.

The day certainly caused me to take a new direction in my gaming as I jumped off the fence as I more convincingly committed myself to the 28mm scale. I picked up quite a bit of 'bigger' terrain from The Last Valley, plus some nice 28mm MDF buildings.

I have put a full report up on the block at the below link, though the photographs suffer from the dreaded sodium lighting used at the venue.


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PHALANX 2015 - Nice large show in St. Helens (UK) serving the north-west. 

This is one of my favourirte shows, I was there early doors and stayed for around four hours. I picked up some pre-orders and allowed myself to be talked into starting some 10mm Sci-Fi.

The standard of games was very good and everyone is happy to stop rolling dice and have a chat about what their game is all about. 

One thing I did notice was there is a big proliferation of MDF kits and bases. I have put up a full report with photo support on the blog. Use the below link for direct access.



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 Alumwell (also known as WMMS - West Midlands Military Show) is a well organised UK show with a nice balance between traders and demo tables. There is plenty of room and the show generally has a friendly atmosphere.


There is a report with photographs at the blog link below


Link - http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/alumwell-wargame-show-2015.html