We went down to Reading on the Friday night and as 'S' and 'L' had gone down earlier they had got the stands set up and so Saturday morning was a bit more leisurely . However I forgot to take my camera with me and left it in the hotel . This is Sunday morning as we arrive at the combined S&A Scenics - Lancashire Games stand 'A' sits thoughtfully as 'B' prepares to unveil the goodies .
Open for business !, I had my "Doctor Livingstone I presume" moment when fellow blogger Springinsfeld came and introduced himself - interesting to put a face to a name !.
I always make a beeline for the FOW competition games as the scenery is usually nice and the painting of the armies inspiring . Here we have "levitating tank" syndrome these cut up mats look good for wheat crops but I prefer 'teddy bear' fur for this purpose.
Some beautifully painted Russian T34's .
Brrrr! it even looks cold !
A 10mm Romans versus Celts game with hex scenery - like the hills !
The Romans besiege the Celts .
A 54mm Wild West rustler's game - very impressive !
A lot of work had gone into figure conversions.
A WW1 German East Africa game with simple but effective scenery .
They used some sort of Hessian curtaining as a base cloth .
A small but interesting 54mm ECW game.
Nicely painted figures as well !
Even had cavalry - not sure who the figures are by ?
A rather nice Pirate demo game in the main hall.
The latest offering from Peter Pig - is it just me but have the last few rule sets they have produced got more complicated ?
A large ACW game with lots of trees - at this point my camera batteries failed !. A good show but I think the traders found it a lot slower especially on the Sunday when the hall almost emptied when the completion games were on . Warfare is one of the few 2 day shows still running and I think most of the spending was done on the Saturday . My own purchases were very modest a couple of Perry ACW limbers and teams, some more dice (you can NEVER have enough) and Super Glue Gel as the last lot of cheapo stuff I got was rubbish . As a Old School Wargamer I find there is at times little to entice spending at most shows .