Sunday, June 3, 2018

20th May, Newark


Back at the Newark Showground after what is a very short break for Partizan.

Here we add the Lance and Longbow Society and Battlefields Trust to the mix and comprise a fair chunk of the History Zone.

(the Society of Ancients at Partizan 2018)

As the 1960s flats had not been to Newark before (and proved such a rich talking point at Campaign) we took along the same set up to Partizan ... albeit with some improvements and variations.

(original flats by Phil Barker from Phil's 1960s collection) 


We had all the kit there on the Northampton Battlefields Society side of the zone ...


... and the Northampton 1460 participation game ...



We were joined by the Newark Civil War Centre and by Tony Pollard's Waterloo Uncovered/Waterloo Replayed project (on which I am the Battlefields Trust link) - it all does hang together sometimes ...


(the little acorn from which a record breaking number of figures will emerge)

(Partizan 2018 ... working, networking and putting helmets on children - again!)

All that - and there was a wargames show too ... 

There were some nice Civil War games ... here, Simon Miller's For King And Parliament (a development of his popular card-driven ancients game To The strongest) ...


... available to play in 10 or 28mm!

(Partizan 2018 - Wargame Developments)

... and around the show ...

(a very convincing woodland glade on the Perry's 18th Century table)

And I've never been shy about my soft spot for armoured trains ...


... or old planes (same game)
 

... and a gratuitous piece of scenery ...
 

Meanwhile here's our old friends at Burton and District adding another ECW contribution ...


The game was FoG-R ... a good and very popular set of rules that handles 'Pike and Shot' very well - but doesn't get seen that often at shows (or indeed in 28mm) - so a big thumbs up for that.

A great show ... although there was so much in the wink of an eye it was over.   

Thanks to everyone involved.




Next we will be on the move to Derbyshire to play DBA in Bakewell.

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