Sunday 17 March 2019

Spring Skirmish 2019 Photo's

I've just got back from a very pleasant morning at the Skirmish Toy Soldier and Wargames Show in Sidcup. I regularly attend this little show with it'a s quirky but friendly atmosphere, as do many of the Rejects. This time it was just Postie and myself at the show but I reckon between us we spent enough for a hoard of wargames (especially Postie with his bottomless pockets!). As usual, I shot a load of pictures and there were some cracking looking little games on display. One that seemed to catch the eye of nearly everyone was a 54mm Sudan demo featuring modern recasts of old toy soldiers (pictures below). As is the norm I spent more time chatting to friends than I did shopping but that is the attraction and charm of this little show. 

Rainham Wargames Club - A very nice looking Sudan game

Several companies of redcoats

Facing defences

Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society 

The Old Guard - Another Sudan game, this time using The Men Who Would Be Kings rules.

A clash of infantry

Medway Wargames Society playing a Games of Thrones inspired battle

Wildlings and giants! 

The Bring and Buy had plenty on it but unfortunately not a lot of least while I was there. 

The Emperors 10th Games Club - Their game hadn't started yet but I ended up having a long chat about the Walking Dead Boardgame. 

Milton Hundred's put on an excellent What a Tanker game set in the Russian Steppe. The Teddy Bear Fur 'steppe' looked excellent. 

A T34/85 lays in wait

Milton Hundreds in their distinctive yellow shirts. 

Skirmish Wargames - And another Sudan game  "What a carry on up the Nile" set in 1884

Probably the best terrain on display and an overall excellent looking game

Another view of the Skirmish Wargames table

Privateers of London - Battle of Havanna 1748 - Featuring some very old, bet very nice NavWar ships

Maidstone Wargames Society - Yes you guessed it, another Sudan game

Excellent looking units

Ahhh...I'm guessing there was a theme to this show, which explains all the Sudan games! 

The Trader hall wasn't a full or as busy as it has been in previous years, but the retailers that were there looked like they were doing a brisk trade. 

Postie haggling for a discount from Colonel Bill. 

The highlight for many was the display by Replica Metal Soldiers and Models. These are old school replicas of 54mm figures and painted in the old style too. 

Ranks of British redcoats to make this old wargamers heart skip a beat. 

This lot represents a serious amount of lead (and cash) on the table...but boy does it look good. 

I want's...

I will be exploring their website forthwith! 

My loot - Mostly grass tufts from Debris of War to restock my dwindling supplies.
Once again an excellent show and plenty of friendly faces and conversation. I've just realised I missed out a picture of another new shirt by Art of War shirts that I also bought. So all in all a very rewarding morning. 


  1. Cool looking show. Gutted I missed it!

  2. Sorry I didn't go as intended. Looks a nice show.

    1. Its only little but its always a good for a couple of hours distraction from real life!

  3. I look very old...... Not quite as old as Postie though. Shame Tin-Tin missed the show but good to see you there.

    1. Well at least I have the ability to have a Tin Tin quiff. And its not Tin Tin its Eddie Cochran!!!

    2. The least you could do is have the decency to go bald like me ;)

  4. I guess that would explain all the Sudan games...😀
    Nice report and thanks for sharing the pics. Good haul as well.

  5. Ooh .. which tshirt did you go for??

    1. I bought the new Lewis Chess-piece Bretwalda. I already have one, but I got a second cos I like it. There are two new ones coming out for Salute in April.


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