Finally I got up, had a quick breakfast and made my way out of London to Sittingbourne to attend this year's Broadside show. I arrived shortly after the show had opened, so didn't have to queue for long. After a quick perusal of the flea market, I headed downstairs to the main part of the show.
For those who haven't been, Broadside is a cracking little show run by the Milton Hundred Wargames Club, with a good variety of demo and participation games. For its size, it definitely punches above its weight for the traders it attracts.
I took photos of all the tables before I commenced my shopping - I had a fairly short list of things I definitely wanted to buy and there were a few things I was on the lookout for in case any of the traders had them. I was also open to "ooh - shiny!" items.
During the day I met up with a number of people. Early on I met Bob Cordery and David Crook. When I got downstairs I popped over to the Rejects' game for a quick chat with Evil Postie, Ray and Big Lee and dropped off my backpack with them. A while later I met Clint who gave me a small bag of chocolate fudge.
I also had a couple of good long chats (inside the hall and outside having a smoke) with Dave Stone who runs Wargames Terrain Workshop and is (ir)responsible for the "Death Match" game you'll see in the pics later.
I think that's more than enough of an intro blather, so let's get on with photos.
*not all of the tables were games
Echidna Games - Laserblade
All Around The Board - Boardgames
Battlefront - Flames of War Late War
Wargames Terrain Workshop - Death Match
Sarissa Precision - demo of the new terrain tiles system
Man O'Kent Games - Gaslands and their upcoming spaceship combat game
Catalyst Games Lab - Battletech
Milton Hundred Wargames Club
Gravesend Gamers Guild - Kill Team
Skirmish Wargames - Mag Force 7
Deal Wargames Society - Operation Brassard (Invasion of Elba 1944), Assault on Cape d'Efola
SEEMS - The Colonel's Jammed and the Gatling's Dead!, Brits vs Zulus
Postie's Rejects - Battle of Killiecrankie 1689
Maidstone Wargames Society - Corsair vs Mustang - Dogfight '69
Shepway Wargames Club - War in Middle Earth
Friday Night Firefight Club - Trophy Hunting In The Lost Valley
Medway Wargames Society - A Song Of Ice And Fire
Emotionally 14 - Star Wars Legion
|I might be starting a British Airborne platoon for Chain of Command...|
|Another Aussie Matilda and a FOO team|
|Draft horses and more Stronty Dog|
|Some bits for modding Hotwheels for Gaslands|
|Some cheap sable brush sets (£7.50 per set of 6) and freebie key fob and bottle opener|
|Another jungle village building|
Phew! That's another show post done and dusted!