Out and About in 2016
(a cheerful Henry Tudor rides through the camp at Bosworth - we were there with the wargame)
In 2016 we did 22 formal outings as SoA Shows North or in combination with our regular partners, Northampton Battlefields Society, the Lance & Longbow Society (plus we did games at a couple of Battlefields Trust events) - so pretty much twice a month (and to think some people think we wargame enthusiasts should get out more!)
12 were public wargame shows, the others Society events, reenactments, tournaments etc.
Here are the SHOWS ...
Clicking on the pictures takes you direct to the report.
By special request, we took the Tony Bath game to Reveille with the History of Wargaming Project ..
... and we helped out the Southern Shows team at a few big events ...
EVENTS and COMPETITIONS
Despite its ups and downs, 2016 was an excellent year for the Society's Northern Shows team. It was brilliant to be putting on wargames in the Royal Armouries, Leeds, again. We had some new DBA events ... and new players ... and a return of the much missed Society of Ancients Conference.
High spots other than the Conference? For me the success of the Tony Bath wargame, and allied to many of our combined events, the onward march of Northampton Battlefields Society: with some new awards, and a new game developed from the particiaption game we ran at several of the 2016 joint SoA/NBS show stands. I'll add more on the NBS wargame in a separate post as I know many members have asked for info.