Yesterday morning I nipped over the QE2 Bridge south of the river to attend Skirmish 2012. This is a small show held in a Grammer School in Sidcup and while not big it is varied and interesting. Ostensibly a Toy Soldier show there are always several wargames and traders to keep things interesting.
I always enjoy the informal atmosphere which is why for the last couple of years I have been taking my youngest daughter along (got to get her training program started early!). We had a great time this year as there were some excellent display games to see and plenty of traders selling toy's rather than miniatures which means she was able to spend some of her pocket money. In fact by the end of the day she had spent more money than I had!
The other thing I like about this show is the opportunity to meet up with fellow gamers and bloggers. I met up with The Angry Lurker and Postie but I was also introduced to David Crook (A Wargaming Odyssey) and Bob Cordery (Wargaming Miscellany).
Am always jealous when you guys post up these conventions.. even the small ones have more traders and demo games than any that we have over here.. mostly cause we have only 1 real trader, and only 2 conventions a year.. and both are mostly RPG/LARP induced.ReplyDelete
Great shots once more.
Looks a good little show.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great little show. You guys seem to get loads down your way jammie gitsReplyDelete
It wasn't bad, picked up some palm trees and a book I won......ReplyDelete
It is an interesting little show because its not 100% wargame oriented like other shows. There's a bit more variety amongst the traders and lots of little bargains to be had. I never spend much at this show for that very reason but I always enjoy chatting to the traders and friends that I meet.ReplyDelete
I bought another copy of the FOW mini rulebook for my Brother-in-law and picked up a great DVD (D-Day to Paris) for just £3. I was hoping to buy the new hardback version of FOW rules but the trader that I thought would have it had forgotten to bring it!
Looks like a very nice wee show. The Kaiser game looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic little show. Some very nice games there - I particularly like the skirmish on snowshoes!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lee I could not make it this time. So was good to see the games that were put on. Numbers look down on last few times judging by the background shots.ReplyDelete
It did seem a little quieter than previous years although there seemed to be a steady stream of visitors coming in during the morning.Delete
Something for everyone by the sounds.ReplyDelete
Looks like you had a good time of it, great pics as wellReplyDelete
Cracking day out by the looks of things Lee.ReplyDelete
The games that were there looked quite good. Were they using 5150 rules for the Bug Hunt perchance?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the pictures!ReplyDelete
looks like a nice lil show.ReplyDelete
Nice pics Lee, shame I couldn't make it,I was up London fixing a toilet seat on Emma's aunt loo!!! And I missed the \Leeds match on TV too!! :0(ReplyDelete
Good post Lee, good to see the next generation coming though.ReplyDelete
Excellent - wish I lived nearer Sidcup!ReplyDelete
Surely missing the Leeds match is a GOOD thing!ReplyDelete