Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Warfare 2013

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 .


  1. Great pictures. I've never made it to Warfare before but I really ought to make the effort one of these days. Your pictures have certainly inspired me to pencil it into my calender for next year.

  2. It was nice to meet you ! A good show all round. The 54mm Cavalry look to be mostly "A Call to Arms" figures.