It’s was nice to wake up with the sun shine but it did have a chill in the air but then again it is autumn. I arrived just after 11 o’clock at the centre, walked in a payed my entry fee. Once through I took a look at the trade stands on the concourse and then into the small hall. Here the bring and buy was very busy, so I decided to come back a bit later. It seemed quite busy here with more trade stands and a few demonstration games going on.
|The main Hall|
Down to the main hall it seemed a little less busy but there was plenty on offer here. To my surprise there was a stall selling HaT figures. That was great to see but that is one thing that I do not want at the moment and that is more figures. I am still waiting for HaT to produce the Prussian Limber teams and ammo caissons including the Dutch and Belgium Carabiniers which have been promised to the wargaming world. With the trade stands there seemed to be more of a choice in books, figures and even terrain this year.
Had an early lunch just before one, and here I met Ray Rousell from Posties Rejects or Don’t throw a 1 blog. I have tried to meet up with this young man for a couple of years now and at last I can now take his name off my list but hope that I will see him again soon. After lunch I then went back to the bring and buy stall and looked to see what was on offer and there was plenty to see although not for me this time round.
There were quite a few demo games on this year which I think is very good for our hobby as they all seemed to be having fun. But here are a couple of empty tables around where clubs had not turned up which is always a great shame, but here are some pictures of the show.
|Shepway Wargaming Club WWI - Refugees flee the battle|
|Deal - WWII Beach Landing|
|Gravesend Wargames WWII great looking table|