The closest wargame show to home is the rather nice Exeter based Legionary, organised by Exmouth Wargames. Not a massive show, it seems to be slowly improving with Warlord, Colonel Bill, Magister Militum and EM4 among the traders. I took my camera, but totally failed to take any photos of the games on display, which was stupid as there were some cracking tables set up. Luckily other people were more organised than me so pictures are available, on JJ's blog or the Exmouth Wargames site.
In an effort to support our local show we usually put on a game. "We" was Gus, Nathan and myself, but I was going to give this year a miss. Nathan was supposed to be running a Winter War Chain of Command game for Baker Company and Gus is sadly no longer with us, so I would have been on a table alone. Then communications between Nathan and Baker Company seemed to come to a halt so I decided to see if a table was available and, if it was, put on a 25mm Chain of Command game using my 1980's British and Russians.
A table was available, Baker company didn't even turn up to trade on the day without even letting Nathan know, so there I was with my short-legged assistant playing Cold War CoC in front of the local wargaming fraternity.
All in all it was a pretty good day. The show seemed pretty busy and I hope in continues to grow. My purchases were limited, I bought some Baueda scenic bits from Magister Militum, who managed to get my order sorted despite me giving them only a couple of days notice, and a couple of 1984-5 Janes books on the bring&buy.
Its now 12.30am and I have a lot to do tomorrow, so I will sign off here and try to get some sleep. Keep rolling those dice folks.
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