Sunday morning I crossed the river to Sidcup and the Skirmish Toy Soldier show. This is a small event with a handful of display tables and traders, but its always a good place for a quick chat with friends. The show started off very quiet this year, maybe because if was Mothers Day, but it picked up by the time I left around midday. As well as meeting up with a couple of the Rejects I also bumped into Bob Cordery and John Lambshead which was nice as I haven't seen them for a while. As usual I took my camera and shot a few pictures so here's a taster of what was at the show.
A great little show as always and it was great to meet with a few friends and exchange greetings. The best thing was that I managed to find several books that I wanted.
Not bad for a small show and a great way to keep out of the wife's hair for a couple of hours!
|A very blurred photo of the Bring and Buy|
|Gravesend Gamers Guild|
|Medway Wargames Society|
|Privateers of London - Battle of Lilybaeum|
|Rainham Wargames Club - Muskets and Tomahawks|
|Old Guard - using the Lion Rampant rules|
|Bexley Reapers Wargames Club|
|The Crush the Kaiser guys use their unofficial WWII rules Crush Der Fuhrer!|
|Rejects on Tour. Postie and Mark at Skirmish. Ray wasn't allowed out to play.|
|Postie spending his money with Colonel Bills.|
|The trader hall at Skirmish. I see you Postie!|
|My book haul from the show. I think there is a theme don't you?|
Nice to see you there. There are a couple of books I would have snaffled up if the price was right. Luckily you bought them so I do not even need to think about it.ReplyDelete
Good to see you too. Hope your feeling better. Its a friendly little show and should raise anyone's spirits.Delete
What a daft day to have a show.......Mothers Day???? I'd have lost more than money if I attended the show!ReplyDelete
I heard you weren't allowed out to play...lol. Its never a bad thing to keep the Wargames Widow happy by making the occasional little sacrifice.Delete
Looks like some great demo games going down there. cheersReplyDelete
Looks like a fun little show!ReplyDelete
Good job on getting the Don Featherstone book too!
Yeah, I'm chuffed with that find. I bought the recent paperback reprint a couple of years ago and I thought it was an excellent resource for my 6mm North Africa project. In fact I refer to it so much that my copy is getting a little dog-eared and tatty, so I have been on the lookout for a hardback original for some time.Delete