Just a brief report from Broadside, the annual wargames show held in Sittingbourne, Kent and hosted by the Milton Hundred club.
This is my closest wargames show of any size and I like to make an annual pilgrimage and have a nose through the Flea market and natter with the likes of Clint, Ray and Lee. This year I was excited to be going up to help my buddy Darius run his stall promoting Uncon 4.0 (November 10/11), the games convention that we've been trying to develop over the last year or two and this year at Broadside we were going to play some gateway games that would entice wargamers.
About three days before Broadside, Dave - one of the organisers put out a plea for clubs to put out a game as he had a dropout. Ok, I'm not a games club and I was already helping Darius out but I couldn't resist the chance to test out Blood, Sweat & Horses on a wargames community. So, yes you guessed it! up went my hand......
anyway, cut to the day and I turn up with B,S&H and the board games that Darius had thought might appeal and we set up with plenty of time to spare. We went with a nice lightweight game to start with - Scythe!
After setting up, I managed to get around the event before opening and chat with Clint and the Rejects lads before heading back to my table. I was glad to, because within minutes of the doors opening I had a group of interested players ready to sit down and try their luck. (pictures posted with permission)
|James, coaxing his team around the first bend|
|eyes up the coming corner...|
|doesn't slow his team down....|
|and stacks it into the pits...|
I didn't get much opportunity to get around the show after that as my game had a steady stream of players, wandering over and giving me a thrashing at my own game....
still there were some very lovely looking tables
sorry I didn't get the names but I'm sure someone will put a name to each game on their (better written) posts.
My final game was with these two herberts....
Big Lee with a very convincing win! Ray ended the race in the pits having tanked his chariot in the final corner.....
hope you enjoy