Sunday, 13 April 2014

Post Salute Posts

I've been to Salute once back in the mists of time and another venue ago and enjoyed it. I remember joyfully sitting on the floor and my wife and I shared sandwiches. Yes, it was that long ago that my wife still accompanied me to shows before realising she had better things to do!

Although I don't go I do enjoy the weekend looking at all the blog posts of lovely games and new stuff coming out in the future.

So thanks to all the folks who share the eye candy.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

2014-03-30 Cannon Show

Having coped with the clocks going forward and mothers day I set off for Retford town hall and this years Cannon show. My sole aim to buy some brown inks. Plus meet up with friends.

Well, I achieved this and enjoyed I nice wander round this small show which I must say had some great games. The show was bigger this year with  more traders. Some of whom did seem tucked away in corners. Some of the bring and buy prices were curious and brand new items could be purchased for the same price or less on the trade stands.

Unlike Hammerhead this show had lots of traders selling paints which, with Royal Mail's ban on posting paint, I am very grateful.

I once again failed to find the free parking. It is easy to get to but I habitually drive past the entrance and then can't be bothered going back round the ring road.

So what was the eye candy:

Caseshot Publishing's 'Go meek beyond the Ister' a 28mm ancients game in 174AD with Romans fending off Dacians.


Caseshot Publishing's 'Go meek beyond the Ister' . The Roman commander admitted he was slightly out numbered by the barbarians due to a failure to finish painting the rest of the troops. The Dacian commander had banned these unseemly troops from the table.

The few

Some of the many

Caseshot Publishing's 'Go meek beyond the Ister' 

Caseshot Publishing's 'Go meek beyond the Ister' 

Caseshot Publishing's 'Go meek beyond the Ister' . The Romans looked like Warlord Miniatures



Caseshot Publishing's 'Go meek beyond the Ister' . More Dacians

Caseshot Publishing's 'Go meek beyond the Ister' 


Doncaster Wargames Society's 28mm Dragon Boat Racing

GWACA's Chav Hunter. 28mm pulp fun. The Oxford Dictionary defines Chav as an informal British derogatory meaning a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour and wears real or imitation designer clothes. 

GWACA's Chav Hunter character list. Great stuff. I didn't catch what rules they were using.

GWACA's Chav Hunter an urban reality TV setting.
GWACA's Flames of War 15mm WW2 western desert game.


GWACA's Flames of War 15mm WW2 western desert game.

GWACA's Flames of War 15mm WW2 western desert game.

GWACA's Flames of War 15mm WW2 western desert game.


Retford Wargames Club's Warhammer 

Retford Wargames Club's Warhammer 40k

Retford Wargames Club's Warhammer 

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules. The beautiful figures are majority Perry's with some revamped Foundry thrown in.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules. I liked the terrain too.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Newark Irregulars American War of Independence game in 28mm depicting the battle of Weitzell's Mill 1781 using Black Powder rules.

Martian? Great stuff from Ironclad Miniatures

More Victorian Scifi from Ironclad Miniatures

Very British Civil War miners from Ironclad

A closer shot of the miners

More Ironclad Miniatures. I particularly like the lady with the sword and the gent to her right.

28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat using Perrys for the British and Empress for the Italians with a few others thrown in to the mix. At Salute James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith and the team plan an immense board set in the same theatre.

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

James Morris and Paul Scrivens-Smith 28mm WW2 Battle of Gallabat 

Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa


Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa

Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa


Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa

Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa


Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa


Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa


Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa

Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa

Dave King presents  ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm  IHMN set in darkest Africa

Dave King presents ’Allan Quartermain and the Lost City’ 28mm IHMN set in darkest Africa


GEG present 'Dead Man's Hand' using the rules of the same name. The 4Ground buildings made specifically for this game are great. My mate went a bought some. I am jealous. 

Warlord Games WW2 28mm Bolt Action game

Warlord Games WW2 28mm Bolt Action game

Warlord Games WW2 28mm Bolt Action game

GCN's IHMN game 28mm  'Blood Night'

GCN's IHMN game 28mm  'Blood Night'

Ballroom, from the bring and buy. Downstairs Buttermarket Hall was the same size. The Meeting chamber room was slightly smaller.

Ballroom 

Ballroom 
The game I didn't photograph as it was heaving with kiddiewinks was Selby Park Wargames Club presentation of  ”Minifigs-miniwar!” a skirmish wargame using Lego! There were at least 8 kids playing this, boys and girls and they were having a great time.

The joy and a smaller show is you do get time to chat to traders which I took the opportunity to do so.


I'm now going to round off a great day with a Sunday roast. Yum.