As soon as they let us in, I headed straight up to the first floor to the GZG stand as the Evil Mr Tuffley ("He who pitilessly produces new shinies to extract money from poor gamers") had announced new shinies that I simply had to buy - stocks would of course be limited so it was a case of get in quick before they all go.
Once that little bit of spending was done, I popped up to the second floor where all* the games were located to take pics before it got crowded (and before my bag got too heavy for me to easily take photos. But enough blather - pics of the games:
Battle for Balooistan (Wargames Association of Reading; Black Ops)
Battle for Kyoto (Solent Wagames Club; Sharpe Practice)
Fishguard 1794 (Tring Wargames Club)
Siege of Portsmouth 1642 (Solent Wargames Club) - 2mm siege campaign game
Battle of Cedar Mountain (Loughton Strike Force?; "Picket's Charge" rules - available soon)
Battle of Halfway (Southbourne Tabletop & Boardgamers; Space Vixens From Mars)
|I was too early - no ships on the table!|
Rivet Wars (Braintree Wargames Group)
Caught at Kut (Adrian Shepherd and Friends)
Franco-Prussian War (Oxford Wargames Club; 6mm)
28mm Ancients (not listed; Warlord rules)
Heroes of Normandie (Diceni Demo Team)
Operation Monster (Abingdon Wargames Club)
Frostgrave (Maidstone & District Gamers)
Dvina River, RCW (Naval Wargames Society) - see David Manley's blog for more info
Courage Behind Enemy Lines (Petersfield Black Hole Wargamers)
This was an interesting participation game for six players who each got a single character - a commando or a spy. I played in one game and had the spy. Our group managed to achieve six of our eight objectives, although one of our commandos did get killed. I achieved my character's objective in the second turn - acquire the uniform of a senior German officer - I managed to sneak up behind him, stun him with poison, tie him up and take the uniform with my 4 actions all whilst remaining hidden. I also managed to heal one of the commandos - sadly he undid my good work and got himself shot again.
Reno's Attack on the Little Big Horn (Liverpool War Games Association; 10mm)
|Blurry pic - the 7th Cavalry must have been charging too fast for my camera!|
Pandeminion (Reading Independent Wargamers)
Tankette - early WW2 (Huntingdon & District Wargames Society; 1:35 scale)
Dux Bellorum (Steve Deeprose)
Brotherhoods of Mars (South London Warlords; Warhammer 40K)
Mau Mau Uprising (Skirmish Wargames Collective; 54mm?)
Battle Over the Trenches (Wings of Glory Aerodrome)
2nd Coronea (Society of Ancients)
Achtung Gringo! (Crush The Kaiser Wargaming)
Operation Overlord (Crawley Wargames Club)
The tournament area (Guildball, Imperial Assault, Bolt Action)
Phew! That's a lot of pics! Once I'd taken those I did some shopping, had lunch (chatting with an Australian who hadn't been to a UK show before), played in the commando game, did some more shopping, looked back in on a few of the games, did some final shopping then headed home.
I'll do a lootz post tomorrow.