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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The Other Partizan 2019 - The Games

This is going to be quite a photo-heavy post, for which I make no apologies. Just as a reminder, I did not take photos of all of the games, just the ones that grabbed my attention as I went round the show.

The two Partizan shows break their games down into distinct areas - participation games and demonstration games (although some of the latter were participation games). There is definitely a lot of encouragement from the organisers for people to put on participation games, which is definitely a good thing in my opinion.

Participation Games

RAF Cranwell Wargames Club - 28mm WW2 - Arnhem We Came By Glider

And a smaller game they had using wooden clothes peg models:

Harrogate Wargames Club 28mm - Romano-British - Infamy Infamy

Lancaster Wargames Society - 28mm Napoleonic - The Forgotten Stronghold

Too Fat Lardies - 28mm WW2 - Holland

Like A Stonewall Wargames Group - 20mm WW2 - The USMC attack on Pelelui airfield 1944

Peterborough Wargames Club - 15mm WW2 - Bloody Omaha

Ribble Warriors - Blood and Plunder - 28mm Pirates

Demonstration Games

1st Corps - 28mm WW2 - Arnhem Breakout

Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare - 28mm Fantasy - The Valley of Death

Barnsley Association of Wargamers - 28mm VBCW - The Trumpton Riots

Boondock Sayntes - 28mm Afghanistan 1919 - De Havilland Down


Forest Outlaws - 15mm WW2 - Battle of Breville 1944

Victorious Miniatures - Boxer Rebellion - 55 Minutes in Peking

Iron Brigade - 28mm Sudan

Mr Simon Miller and Friends - 54mm English Civil War


The Spilsby Clubmen - 28mm WW2 Western Desert

Derby Wargames Society - 28mm Williamite Wars in Ireland

Forest of Dean Gamers - North Africa 1941 Chain of Command

Leicester Phat Cats - Blood and Plunder - 28mm Pirates

League of Augsburg?

Mr Steve Jones - 28mm American War of Independence

Very British Parlour Forum - 28mm VBCW - The Six Five Special Over the Points

Mr Simon Miller - 28mm Ancients - The Battle of Mancetter 61AD

The table at the end of my game (we only played the centre commands)

One thing I did notice was the preponderance of games using Too Fat Lardies rules - there were several games of Chain of Command, a couple of I Ain't Been Shot Mum and a couple of Sharpe Practice (one of them an Ancients variant). There may have been others as I didn't always notice the rules in play.


  1. Some great looking games there. The TtS in particular looks good.

  2. Some fantastic looking games on show, and many thanks for your tireless effort Tamsin, for showing everyone who didn't attend what we missed

  3. Those were some lovely games..and excellent pictures, well done!

  4. Very good report!
    Thanks Tamsin from those that could not ne there!

  5. Very good report!
    Thanks Tamsin from those that could not ne there!

  6. Nice pics. I went last year and it's a nice little show.

  7. looks like a great show. Apparently unemployment is rising in the Chigley end of town

  8. @ Marinergrim - it was :)

    @ Fireymonkeyboy - definitely some good looking games there on Sunday :)

    @ Dave Stone - cheers and you're welcome! :)

    @ Herkybird - great games indeed :)

    @ Ray - cheers! :)

    @ L'Empereur - merci! :)

    @ Wardy-la - thanks! :)

    @ Simon Q - cheers! It's certainly a nice show, but not so little unless Salute is your comparator! :)

    @ Martin C - lol :)

  9. Thanks for the photo retrospective Tamsin!

  10. Excellent picture report Tamsin. This is definitely a show to put on my wish list for next year. I tend to be a bit (ie exclusively) southern-centric in my choice of shows and really need to push the boat out a little in future.

  11. @ Curt - you're welcome :)

    @ Big Lee - cheers! You'd enjoy either of the two Partizan shows. There's also an air museum just along the road :)

  12. Thanks for making the effort to share the pictures. It can be a long time between games for me, so getting to share shows, AAR and other people's thoughts and interests is one of the best ways to stay engaged with my hobby.

    Otherwise, I'd just be another sad old git painting toy soldiers in isolation. Oh, right, that as well.