Thoroughly enjoyed donning the Midgard T shirt and joining James and the chums to put on the Battle of Degsastan - Saxons of Northumbria taking on some unruly Dal Riada celtic types.. (see here for James' pre-game brief).
Partizan was great- it seemed very busy and was loud and warm all day.. I only managed until lunch time anyway, having had a rather long couple of days scooting to Cornwall and back..
The game drew a lot of interest and I spent most of the morning talking to visitors about the rules, the figures and the battle.. James won the 'best demo game' (again?!) , so it must have gone down well!
Had a moment today where I stopped and looked around and was truly grateful for being able to enjoy the hobby like this. We almost take for granted being able to play such great games and I imagined young teenage me, counting my pennies to buy half a dozen 15mm minis from Tabletop Games, seeing pictures of the games I've taken part in and posted on this blog in recent years.. Partizan was absolutely buzzing today and honestly no sign that this hobby is 'dying', not anytime soon anyway!
Pooped, so enough words for now.. some pictures, along with a number of some of the games on display.. as ever, only a small sample of what was on offer..
Morris and Chums - Battle of Degsastan
|Today's crew before battle commenced|
|There was a lot of interest from visitors|
|figures pooled from our joint collections, we think around 1,000 ?|
|Battle is joined!|
|The Saxons sacrifice predicted an inauspicious day, it was not to be..|
|The Dal Riadan army prepares to meet the Northumbrians|
|Final checks before the doors opened|
Perry Miniatures - Battle of Dorking 1870
No apologies, they were next door and always put on a gorgeous game..
Steve Jones - Freemans Farm AWI
Also next door, Steve is also guaranteed to always put on a gorgeous game..
|Steve and Henry Hyde sharing a chuckle over his new book?|
Some other gamesThere were so many more that I missed or didn't get good photos of..
|Anschluss Wargames 12mm Sicily, looked great!|
|Absolutely stunning table|
|Lovely ACW Riverine.. all scratch-built models, very impressive|
|Modern wargaming is a broad church...|
|Barry Hilton's beautiful naval game, very hard to photograph|
|Nick (Toofatlardies) and his perfect dutch houses|
|Like a Stonewall group playing Hougoumont|