We left this project with figures and vehicles to paint and rules to try, which at the time sounded pretty easy…………..
We (well I actually as the rest of the team were either working a shift or on holiday) visited this for the first time last year and had a great time wandering a show which wasn’t exclusively for miniaturists, in fact the number of ‘proper wargames’ you can count on the fingers of one hand but if your interests go beyond just pushing miniature figures around this is a must do on the calendar.
Back from Newark with almost nothing bought – in fact just some trees from Last Valley – but came away with a real ‘feel good’ glow. Why?
For a little while now we’ve been doing random tweets about this project so it seemed like we ought to put some kind of context around the idea and where we hope to take it (if anywhere!)
On the run up to the Christmas break we indulged ourselves in our biggest 10mm Franco Prussian game featuring the 1st, 5th & 7th Corps of the Army Of Alsace and the Prussian Third Army featuring the V, VI & XI Prussian Corps and the I & II Bavarian Corps. It was enjoyable but hard work and over the Christmas break I got to thinking why hard work?
Wanted to use that phrase for ages! However this has nothing to do with either Julius Caesar or Romans in general its actually a reflection on our first attempts at the Rubicon WWII 1/56 plastic kits and a comparison to their most obvious competitor Warlord.
Anyone reading our recent tweets will have noticed a bit of a Franco Prussian skirmish theme recently.
Why? You might ask when we’ve got a more than adequate 10mm corps collection that doesn’t get much of an outing.
This week we received the official Derby summary from the organisers (thanks Josh) and an interesting read it was too.
No not the horse racing but our experience at the new venue for Derby Worlds this past weekend and what better way to get back into doing the blog after a prolonged absence – too busy, too tired. too everything.
Now we are well aware from the gossip on the day and tweets since then that the traders were not happy but this is written from the perspective of a gaming club who put on a demonstration game and briefly got to wander around the show as a break from pushing figures around.
Before we got to the show we have to say that the level of organisation was impressive; multiple e mails with maps, times, bring & buy sheets, do’s and don’ts, etc; all very professional so high hopes.
A taste of potential problems was when we came to set up on the Friday night; the table area allotted was wrong and the other games did look a bit close. But table size sorted after a little bit of tension and the closeness of the other games was perhaps just a reaction to the abundance of space at Donnington?