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 here, here 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