Saturday, 4 August 2012

Pics from Claymore 2012

Well it has been pretty quiet on the Wargaming front at Kingsleypark Manor recently, what with holidays and then the drudgery of the return to the work, but today was the Claymore Show in Edinburgh hosted by the South East of Scotland Wargames Club.

Claymore has, since it's inception, been the largest Wargames Show in Scotland (although the guys at Falkirk and the Carronade Show may now argue that their show is as big). The show is held at Telford College, a modern, spacious venue, a lot more airy and well lit compared to the old venue at the indoor running track at the now demolished Meadowbank Stadium.

My budget was pretty restricted, having had a recent rush of rash purchases on evilBay and I had been swithering as to whether to go at all but in the end decided I would go and take a trip down to Auld Reekie as the word on the street was that Dave Thomas would have boxes of the new Conquest Games plastic Norman Infantry and I did have enough pennies to get one of those.

As there are only about half a dozen established shows on the Scottish Wargames Circuit it is inevitable that some of the Clubs will take the same game to more than one show and that was certainly true today with a number of the games having appeared at Carronade which you can see on my previous posts herehere and here so I won't show those games again but there were a number of new tables on show so here are a few pics of some of those . As always in no particular order of preference (and apologies if I mis-label anything)

Falkirk and District Wargames Club - Lativa 1919






Glasgow & District Wargames Society - The Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa 16 July 1212







62Hit's - Dystopian Wars







Claymore Castings - Medieval game (sorry guys I didn't get a note if this was of a particular battle)






Angus Wargames Club - The Battle of Prestonpans 1745

The railway track represents the world's first wooden railway, which transported coal by cart across the field, where the battle was fought, to Tranent.



RAF Leuchars Wargaming Association - Band of Brothers Episode 2 - Carentan






The Battle of Sekigahara - 21 October 1600 (sorry guys I didn't see which club this was)





The Society of Twentieth Century Wargames - Operation Kutusov, August 1943








It's American Civil War, they are 15mm figures and they are using Fire & Fury rules but I have no idea who they were or what battle they were playing








Durham Wargames Group - American War of Independence






Dumfries Wargames Club/ Solway Minatures - A Very British Civil War





I'll put more pics up in the next day or so - in fact you can find them here















































12 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, KP. I copied one of the AWI pictures and emailed it to my grandson!

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  2. Nice pictures. The Claymore Castings game was the battle of Otterburn.

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  3. Great pics, wish I still lived nearby to be able to go along.

    The Claymore castings game was Otterburn Park, there's more on the preparation on this blog: http://saxondog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Impressive displays and great photos!

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  5. Welcome back Kingsley. The blogoshpere has been quiet in general while you've been away.

    These are some nice table and the terrain is inspiring. Hope you enjoyed your holiday.

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    1. Thanks Anne! I'm looking forward to seeing the result of your showdown with Ray!!

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  6. Some fabulous photographs of what looks to have been a tremendous day out.

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  7. Nice photo's KP. Didn't see you on the day, pity not to have a chat. Good day out anyway and always nice to get some shopping therapy :-)

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    1. Thanks H! And yes sorry I missed you too! Roll on SKELP and Targe though

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  8. Hi Guys The Battle of Sekigahara - 21 October 1600 was put on by Tyneside wargames club, we think just under 4000 10mm figures. We had a great day and as always a friendly well run show. what to do next year ???

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    1. Thanks for clearing that up Sean! Definitely looked like there were a lot of figs on the table!

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  9. Thanks folks for all the comments! The camera on my iPhone 3GS is limited but it hopefully does the job!

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