Finally, they started to let us in just before 10am....
....and this is the queue still forming when I'd got to about where the guy in the yellow top and shorts is in the pic above:
I'm not sure if it was the extra space they had, but it did seem less crowded than the last 2 years. Of course, this did mean that it was a bit easier to get around the place.
I did feel that the games weren't as good this year. There were still several top-notch tables where a lot of effort had clearly been put into preparing them, but not as many as before. The bulk, however, were not very appealing.
It was good to meet up with various bloggers on the way round and of course at the lunchtime meetup.
But the loot is what you really want to know about. I did quite well really and didn't spend anything like as much as I'd expected.
The loot arrayed on top of two pluck-foam trays (for my ever-expanding space fleets)
Dice, 15mm NSL starter army, Crusties starter fleet, some fighters (NAC, FSE and ESU), paints
Blue Moon gangsters - one of these might do rather well for the figure I owe Fran
Salute bits - coaster, torch/laser pointer, freebie figure and die
Some Litko flight pegs and peg toppers, plus a freebie Aetherium sample figure that I nabbed from the Dark Templar
Gruntz 15mm rulebook
Tomorrow evening I'll try to post what pics I took of games, if I'm not too tired after the Homs refight.