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Monday 21 May 2012

Game on.... or not

Now back at base ater the raid into darkest Yorkshire - indeed the capital of the the old peoples repbublic of South Yorkshire- the sometime Red Riding ! I'm aware that merely knowing this dates me somewhat but what the hell triples was a good weekend. Good beerand a laugh at the Lord Nelson. So a good time was had by all but somewaht marred in a minor way by what passed beforev we left. As readers will know I've been furiously painting up more ECW units for a game at the Durham show on June 9th. Well I recieved this from their secretary on the Friday morning. Hi Andy, Sadly we are going to have to cancel your demo game. We have had a glut of late enquires from traders wanting to come and after consultation with members it has been decided to have the traders at the expense of a game. We are all at the mercy of the mighty dollar! We really appreciate you putting on games for us and if it was at all possible to squeeze you in we would, alas we don’t have the room anymore. Hope you are not too disappointed. With best regards, Neil Upon a little further enquiry I was informed that mine was one of 3 games being cancelled and later found out from other sources that the show would have a grand total of 2 games this year - count 'em 1 2 finis. One would be the clubs own game the other by apparently the Too fat lardies who are of course commercial rules publishers so one assumes have an axe to grind. Now although this would have my our groups 5th consecutive year at the show we never attended as old glory but rather as TWATS so to speak. I've never traded at the show as franly its too small to cogver the costs of Vab hire and too small to get all my kit in- to be fair they wouldn't have room for me even if I wanted to attend as Old Glory UK. So the chaps and I decided that we'd support the club by doing a game. So in previous years we'd done 40mm ACW. 1/600th Russo Japanses War naval- run of course by Floating Jeff- 10mm 7YW run by Jim the painter and last year a sort of Fontenoy run by me. But alas our service record has been stamped SNLR so no Bridge called Crapridden. I'll doubtless run the game on one of our Saturdays at the pub. At least the pressure is off trying to finish those Roundhead Horse... .


  1. What can one say ? Next step a wargame show without any wargames ?

  2. What about a show with no wargamers,and just call it a trade fair.
    By the way Andy,are you still going to pop along.
    John and I thought we would just to see whats what,if you know what I mean.

  3. Probably not- can't get the idea of me PAYING to get into a show. Haven't done it for around 25 years.... does not compute!!!! Also frankly there is sod all reason for me to go.