Sunday, 18 March 2012

Dumfries War-games Show 2012

 Small but perfectly formed the Dumfries Show was a very pleasant day out. The sun shone, so we all went inside away from this weird phenomena.
 The Gentleman's War-game Parlour fought the fictitious British Civil war of the 1930's using obviously the VBCW rule set.
 A giant ambuscade was set....
 ...and played out in 28mm.
 The Glasgow Phoenix Club staged the equally real life cliff hanger of the Star Wars attack through the brand new and picturesque Alderon Asteroid Belt (...what?...too soon?)
'I haven't felt this presence since.....that dodgy kebab'

 Blood, sweat and dice 'Black Powder' rules 28mm game of a 'what if..' action during the Anglo-Sikh War of the Victorian period.
 ...and all that carnage could have been avoided if we'd just asked for the recipe...
 Another BP game this time by the SESWC. Part of the Battle of Oriskany, August 6th 1777 with impressive terrain and 28mm figs. Fetching fort...
 Faux fur fields fashion fine features for firing from fences...
 ...and roads...
 A very scenic set up.
 Next was a very impressive game played on the next table I didn't get the club or action details as I was too busy ogling the game and scenery...
 Romans and Gauls in 28mm fighting on more faux fur terrain matting...
 Me rikee...
 ...me rikee velee much...
 The Gaul...the absolute Gaul...

 Glasgow and District presented a VBCW scenario.
 ...with their usual attention to detail...
 All spiffing 28mm stuff...
 beautifully laid out.
 The 1916 rising was still going strong and as amazing as ever.
 A painting competition was held. In my opinion there are not enough competitions any more and it's nice to see them. There should definitely be more encouragement to all age groups to participate. It was good to see single figures, units, 28mm, 20mm et al.
 Nice WW2 British Armour...
 Medieval...
 ACW...
As I said, small but friendly, intimate and compact. Numbers were up on last year so, on its way to a popular future. A bit wider advertising, a few more traders and they'll be looking for a bigger venue.

Spent some cash...would've liked to spend more. Saw Under the Bed Enterprises and bought more Frontline stuff...chewed the cud with Aventine Miniatures from Ulster and drooled over their Roman 28's and nosed around the small but healthy bring and buy. Picked up extra D10 and average dice. All in all a good day.

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