Gourock Wargames Club - The Battle of Trafalgar
The League of Augsburg - French v Russian Napoleonic
Inverness Roleplaying and Wargaming Association - Battletech
Urban Mammoth - Urban War
The Iron Brigade - Viking Raid
And although Border Reivers brought their Vietnam Game which they had already displayed at the Carronade show here are some more pics of their table as it was definitely one of the best on display
So another good show hosted by South East Scotland Wargames Club. A bright, spacious venue although the long corridor separating the 2 areas of the show is a minor gripe (and the fairly stodgy catering but SESWC are not responsible for that). The Bring and Buy though was pretty poor (or maybe I'm just getting too picky in my old age) but I definitely felt there wasn't much to look at. In times gone by the Claymore Bring and Buy was the place to pick up some bargains (if you could get near the table - such was the crush) but it really was quiet this year.
As I said in my first post, I wasn't looking to spend much so whilst I had a look at what the various traders had to offer, I restricted myself to purchasing Conquest Games' new boxed set of plastic Norman Infantry from Dave Thomas and the Late Antiquity to Early Medieval army lists for Hail Caesar. I resisted the temptation of picking up the Too Fat Lardies new Dux Britanniarum rule set which Caliver Books had for sale. They also had the copies of the new Dux Bellorum rules from Osprey which is not actually due for release until later this month. However, I had already pre-ordered this on Amazon so sorry Dave, you didn't get my pennies this time.
Well done to all the clubs who put on tables. It's always a lot of effort to put on a display table for a show and all of the tables looked busy at various point so the day with onlookers or participants for those clubs that were running participation games. One thing I would say though is that some clubs should make more of an effort to let people know who they are! With quite a few of the tables I had no idea who was putting on the display or what the table was about.
And while no one objected to me taking pics of their table and figures it would have been a bit more interesting if some of the clubs took a bit of time to engage with the viewing public and explained what was happening!
Next show in Scotland will be SKELP hosted by Angus Wargames Club on 20 October 2012 at the Reid Hall in Forfar. Now this happens to be the same day as Livingstone Battleground hold their Skirmish 2012 Wargames Participation Event. Now with so few shows taking place in Scotland I'm a bit bewildered as to how we've ended up with 2 Wargames Shows taking place on the same day so it will be interesting to see how both clubs get on with their attendances that day. I should be going to SKELP as it is just up the road from me so I'll maybe see you there.