Border Reivers Wargames Show Gateshead 2017
|We got there at ten am and we were pleased to see a great turnout queueing at the door; A nice bonus was we knew most of the people in it from the local clubs! Staff on duty did a great job and the entry fee is more than reasonable.|
|And this is what hits you every year as you go in the door HORRIBLE YELLOW HALOGEN LIGHTING!|
|Lots of traders! Full list here|
|Lots of room to move around and shop. Theres nowt smells worse than concentrated Wargamers.|
|..and a good amount of Wargames on show all with some lovely figures.|
|Flea market bring and buy starting to get underway in the background; definitely the best way to go for those interested in finding second hand bargains.|
|Sharpe Practice - amazing terrain on show.|
|Whitby club enjoying some Bolt Action.|
|There seemed to be loads of punters too.|
|Battlefield Designs gaming on the lovely boards that are available for sale.|
All in all I think it was a really good show indeed. It seems to be getting better every year. I couldn't see any re-enactors this year ( I seem to recall some WW1 types taking the time to engage and educate my son last year in all things WW1 which was great. I think it encourages the bringing of youngsters and other family members along.)
I failed to see any participation games, apologies if i am wrong on this, but they are vital for the same reasons as stated earlier about re-enactors. (Edit i see that i failed to see the SESWC participation game of a local battle at Newburn-sorry!)
But they were minor niggles, it was a fab show and I'd recommend it to you all.
|The spoils. This year I was skint as I am every year at this event because it follows closely on from holiday season. Nevertheless..|
|I still stocked up on supplies..some tufts from Gateshead Gaming, some Dark Tone from Warlord (never tried it yet). And a shed load of bases from Pendraken (to rebase more Napoleonic armies for Black powder).|
Then we had to leave as we had friends around after lunch for the latest installment of our DnD adventure Storm king's Thunder which we enjoy immensely.
|We had a marathon 12 hour session (again) with our Barbarian enjoying his second ever game of DnD and doing really well.|
|Until the last room of the Dungeon when he stumbled and became food for not one but two Gelatinous Cubes!|
A heroic end to a very fun day!