Monday, 27 November 2017
Battleground 2017-show report.
What can you say about Battleground 2017?-the organisation,planning and execution were all magnificent,and a big thank-you must go to Leon and his "crew" at Pendraken for a fabulous day-Free admission,free parking and free coffee-what was there not to like??
The show had a plethora of traders,and games galore,the "footfall" was good and everyone (except the Ainsty's stand!!) said they had done well,and were looking forward to next year!!!
The doors have just opened,and the spending starts-talk about Black Friday-this was Hyper Saturday!
The "bring and Buy" stall was doing great trade-reasonable and realistic prices-I even paid a guy full price for a couple of plastic kits!!
Who's that in the "geranium red" shirt,marked Westerhope Wargames Groupie??
It's our old mate Chris from a land far,far away called Yorkshire!!-he popped up to see us at the show,and to spend,spend,spend!!
Robbie was there(of course) as enthusiastic as ever-good man!!
Charlie Wesencraft was there,talking to Paul and Brian.
There were a variety of clubs from all over the country putting on demo. and participation games.One in particular seems to have caught Brian's eye...........................
What is he looking at??-the group calling themselves the "Old Guard Wargamers" were on the next table to us,so we had to look at this almost the whole day-look away now if you are of a nervous disposition(you have been warned!!)
For God's sake man,buy a pair of trousers that fit!!-If you can't afford a pair,why don't you make some money by hiring yourself out as a"bike rack"-dirty bugger!!!!!!The Old guard isn't all it's "cracked up" to be!!
This is the display at the end of our table-it drew alot of attention from other gamers and the general punters-a good talking point.
This is Graham and Brian "guarding" the table very early on during the day-the game went well and the interest in the period seems to be growing-well done us!!
All in all a great day.