Blogger problems have delayed this post but finally I've been able to post. I had a excellent day out down at Newark on Sunday attending the Partizan Wargames show, my first time at this venue. An early start saw us arrive with a good half hour before opening time but unfortunately the venue was not going to budge on the opening time so we had to wait outside, which was OK as for once the British weather was been kind and it was a very pleasant morning. Once the doors were opened we were in quickly as their wasn't much of a que in front of us although behind quite a lengthy one was forming, inside i was welcomed by a large well lit hall packed with games and trade. I quickly made a bee line to the Mantic games stall were much to my delight I managed to everything I had hoped for for my walking dead game. Their was plenty of trade which I enjoyed looking around but I did notice the lack of the smaller scale stuff with the vast majority of traders dealing in 28mm, however the real plus was the games on display and the standard of them. It has been sometime since I have seen so many good games under one roof and I think that says a lot about the effort various clubs have put in to the displays for the show. There was wide range of periods on display and every table I had a question to ask I was met with plenty of enthusiasm!! Some of the painting was top draw and the attention to detail around the camp areas and towns etc on the games was second to none, this is something I really like to see in games. I have taken a large number of photos of the games to try and do them justice....
This had to be my favourite game, 28mm WW1 and it was stunning, the figure painting was truly inspiring (if only I could paint half as good!) the attention to detail was unbelievable,a lot of though and care had gone into this game, I loved the art work stacked outside the destroyed house, as if it had been saved from destruction.....
This battle was very eye catching with plentry of Polish Winged hussars in the thick of the action
one of my favourites the war in Sudan, excellent presentation and the models were beautifully painted. Interesting to see they were using Blackpowder for the shooting and melee and combining this with the random cards from the sands of Sudan, definetly something to consider for myself
Bengal lancers, I must add these to my British army.
The battle of Desden in 15mm using the new General d'Armee rules which were been released at the show. I didn't give this game enough credit on my first visit to the table but I had a longer look the second time and to be fair it was really good
The guard cavalry in reserve
Not my period of interest but this Cold War game looked great fun with some fantastic armour on display
This AWI Refight of bunker hill was excellent with some stunning figures on display, and comes a very close second to my favourite game of the day.
This Refight of Edge hill caught my attention, the game was 12mm and what I liked was how neat the units, in particular the pike and Shotte looked.
Again another 10mm game, this time a WW1 participation game, with out been spectacular I thought it captured the bleak look of a WW1 battlefield very well and over a small table aswell, very nice...
A very attractive VBCW game complete with the lads presenting the game all dressed in Victorian clothes
A great North War game which had one of the most impressive batteries your likely to (see earlier photo)
think this was a WSS game (sorry if I'm wrong) again some very nice troops on display.
As you will agree the games were all of a fantastic standard and very inspiring indeed, i didn't manage a picture of every game,just didn't get chance but even the participation smaller games were all of a decent standard and plenty of them to. I loved the show,I felt it had a relaxed atmosphere and all though well attended there was no pushing and shoving to look at the trade and games. There seemed to be a buzz around the games which can only board well for the future of these events. I missed the spitfire and hurricane flying around above the venue unfortunately but still top marks from r a top show!