Friday, April 25, 2008
Not strictly a northern show, last weekend, a fair few of the Shows North team backed-up the Society's big day out at Salute
The 'main attraction' was an excellent 28mm game of Bagradas by Philip 'Lost Battles' Sabin .. ably put together by Eric Cruttenden and Alan Waller. Phil ran the games, while Eric helped the Roman players and Alan the Carthaginians (though I stepped-in whilst Alan was a lunch to give the Carthaginians a bit of a head start for the afternoon game ....)
Meanwhile Chris and Patrick were taking the day off from ancients to indulge their less historical interests....
New Committee member Jim Wallman was trying to engage visitors in the basics of magagames (and I think that was a fantasy game, also ...)..
but I can't complain too much (some of my day was spent assisting John Curry on the WD stand .. explaining the Fletcher Pratt Naval Wargame ..)...
At least our friends at the Lance and Longbow Society were staying 'on message' with their magnificent award winning Orleans presentation. I will post a few more pictures of this shortly. It was good to see one of Salute's prestigious awards going to an historical game, and one in the Ancient and Medieval periods, too. Well done L&L Soc.
Thanks a lot, as ever, to the Warlords for an excellent Salute - the Excel 'hanger' maybe a little impersonal, but the event retains a warmth and a buzz (and even if they're not all doing what you'd expect them to be doing ... almost everyone seems to be there..)...
I took my camera for a walk during the afternoon, so I'll follow this with a brief selection of other things there were to see.
Thanks to everyone who helped out on the Society of Ancients stand, and all the members and visitors who helped make it a grand day out.