Monday, 13 June 2016

Broadside!

Hi all

I had a great time this past Sunday at Broadside, a Wargames show hosted by the Milton Hundred Wargames Club in Sittingbourne, Kent.  The show would count as local to me - a mere 35 miles away!

This was my first time at the show, it has been running for the past five years, so I was keen to dive in and check it out. Having been to Salute this year and seen the spectacle that it is, plus all the bargains that I found, I was hoping to replicate this success - albeit on a smaller scale. I wasn't disappointed.



I'm absolutely positive either Ray of "don't throw a 1" blog fame or Clint of "anything but a 1" blog fame who were both there running demonstration/participation games (both very impressive games indeed and thoroughly nice blokes too!) will do a fuller report so I'm just going to post pics of the games and the loot that I found......
bring and buy stalls

main hall

not sure of the game - sorry just thought it was a nice trench section

Shepway doing an amazing city fight in 20mm

not sure who are running this, but the minis are eclectic to say the least - North American Indians and dinosaurs vs Scorpion men and different dinosaurs....


7TV2e game - this was great fun!


VBCW by the Rainham Club and the v nice chap that is Clint


this was a great Jason and the Argonauts skirmish game in at least ?40mm? with home made rules and monsters - was brilliant



Posties Rejects

Lion Rampant

this was teeny tiny 6mm...

this was a wild west game, not sure who or what??

Needless to say the tables were of a really high standard, The games were fun and I indulged in a bit of 7TV2e action as well. Clint's painting really is as good as it looks on his blog, actually that's a lie.....it's much better. Ray's Tangiers regt is droolingly good as was his Moor army and Postie and the boys were a great bunch with plenty of banter - just how I like my wargaming! 

Purchases wise I got bits and pieces really, no major factions bought unlike Salute where I got all my Prefecture of Ryu minis. I was disappointed that there was no GCT stuff there at all, so no additions to my Bushido factions :-(  however, I did get some nice additions to my Saga games from Foundry, some Oriental terrain pieces from Ainsty castings at the Colonol Bill stall - Temple dogs and a Buddha, not sure what they'll fit into yet (possibly a new terrain board that I've been thinking about.....) some teeny tiny dice for use as wound/pinning counters and some nice modern figs from the bring and buy stall and a Heroclix of the Trickster to face my Flash 'clix.....oh and i swiped some stirrers for my terrain projects.



All in all a good day, I'll definitely be back!

dGG

the fig count has definitely gone up!

109:60 (-49)


figs bought:painted (difference)

23 comments:

  1. Looks like a great event and great stuff you got!

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  2. That looked like a lot of fun. I'm glad you had such a good day. It's such a shame I live so far away.

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    1. Twas fun Bryan, good games, great company!

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  3. Looks like you had a blast and loot to boot! A splendid day all round.

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    1. Indeed sir, some nice bits and bobs gathered too.

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  4. Some great looking games, even if of a 'normal' wargaming standard (which I do like to see). Interesting, if modest, loot haul

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    1. yes Joe the games were great looking, it was to a good, normal but most importantly achievable standard.

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  5. Glad you had a fun day, Andy. And I was trying to find some temple dogs online and didn't think to check Ainsty (was looking at 'ornaments'), so a useful post for me!

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    1. they're a little pricey Jez but not prohibitively so at £6.50 for a pair, with good detail and a nice sculpt I was pleased with the buy.

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  6. Great to meet you, It really was a pleasure, so sorry I was a little distracted though. I really appreciate the kind words about my painting as well. I am thrilled that you had a good time and enjoyed the Crooked Dice Game, I will pass that comment on to Mick and Adrian. (who ran the game>)

    A great blog post and I shall look forward to seeing what you do with the loot!

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    1. No worries dude, you had a job to do! It was great meeting you and Matt (the lucky recipient of your painting efforts) what a lovely board you had, some pieces that will no doubt inspire me....

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  7. Andy, Clint and Ray - all at the same show!! If I don't see you at Salute 2017 then I'll see you at Broadside next year. It looks great, and meeting up with fellow bloggers will undoubtedly be a highlight :-)

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    1. It was great Simon, I will be there at both events come 2017!! Be great to meet more of you guys :-)

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  8. Some great pics and loot to boot! And I'm glad you came along to say hello!

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    1. Me too mate, nice looking table you had

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  9. Looks like a great event only 40 miles from me but work stopped play again fingers crossed for next time cheers for posting

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    1. It was lots of fun, really good local show not far from me so will deffo be going back!

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  10. Looks like a great event only 40 miles from me but work stopped play again fingers crossed for next time cheers for posting

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  11. I actually painted most of Rays Moorish forces, I used to love going to Broadside when I lived in England!

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    1. They were excellent Fran, great looking figs

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