Colours 2011 Wargame show

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by Owen, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Owen

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    Took my boys to this wargame show today at Newbury Racecourse.
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    Organised by the Newbury & Reading Wargames Society.
    Lots of trade stands, demonstration games , participation games, model show & a few reenactors.

    Here's a few photos , I'll try & label them correctly.

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    Saw this on a tradestand, far too good for wargaming, more like model railway scenery.
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    Battle of Budapest.
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  2. Owen

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    Battle of Biocca , 16th Centuary.
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    Wilson's Creek ACW.
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    French & Indian War scenario.
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  3. Owen

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    Ancient battle Romans v Sassanids I think.
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    WW2 Naval Battle.
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  4. Owen

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    Bloody Lane, Antietam, ACW.
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    Operation Aster, March 1945. (I think)
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    Eastern Front , WW2.
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  5. Owen

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    Isandlwana 1879.

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  6. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Nice photos Owen,i used to have my train set up and have all my minature soldiers also out, i used to spend hours playing brings back some fun memorys.
     
  7. Owen

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    'The World Of Cult TV' I think, haven't a clue what it was about.

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    Not sure about this one. ACW .
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  8. Owen

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    Battle of Ambridge 1938, A Very British Civil War.

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    More to follow , dinner time now....
     
  9. Owen

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    Athens v Sparta , Ancients.
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    Action at Waterloo.

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  10. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Battle of Ambridge? Should have been Hundred Years' War or War of the Roses...then they could have had Archers....:p
     
  11. Owen

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    Some of the Models on display.


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    Various Recce Regt vehicles.
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  12. Owen

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    My lads joined in a Pirate game, eldest won it , against his brother & 2 other players.

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    Winning pirates make off with their treasure first.

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  13. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Thanks Owen, good photos. Like the Mossie.
     
  14. Owen

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    Mammoth hunt game.

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    'Al Andalus' El Cid & Moors in Spain 54mm.

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  15. Owen

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    Battle of Mallwitz , Seven Years War, 15mm.

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  16. Oldman

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    Owen
    Thanks for the photo's love the Mossie in all its fine detail, was taking the boys planned or just an excuse to go and see?
     
  17. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    I've just emembered - I was at the N&R's show in Reading Leisure Centre....31 Years ago, in 1980!

    God, now I feel old LMAO

    Two mates and I travelled down by British Rail from Yorkshire, we'd spent a weekend at Peter Gilder's, playing on among other things the wonderful "Callan" Gettysburg layout.
     
  18. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    That made me feel a bit younger. I went to Armageddon at the Hexagon a couple of times which must have beem mid-80s-ish. I recognise the name Peter Gilder, though, so maybe not that much younger.
     
  19. Owen

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    was taking the boys planned or just an excuse to go and see?

    Eldest & I went to Salute last year.
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/tabletop-games/25378-salute-2010-photos.html
    Meant to get back into gaming but never did.
    Now boys are older & pirate mad.
    We've had a few battles with LEGO pirates & I've got some proper wargames figures & paint on order , awaiting delivery.
    So glad they had that game there as that's what we're planning to do.
    Soon find out how rusty at painting I am.

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    Two mates and I travelled down by British Rail from Yorkshire, we'd spent a weekend at Peter Gilder's, playing on among other things the wonderful "Callan" Gettysburg layout.

    Blimey, I am impressed.
     
  20. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Idler, Peter was first Minifigs' then Hinchiffle's main figure designer through the 1970s, but he died in the mid-1980s from a sudden massive heart attack :(

    He owned a guest house in Pickering, and hosted wargaming weekends - four days with each day a massive themed game - I remember a WWII game, a Colonial/Sudan Campaign "rescue the civilians" game, a Waterloo game and of course Gettysburg. Each on his own very simple to learn and very effective rules. And in between you had access to his large library and film collection.

    Apart from that, he was a very interesting guy to know; he'd been an RAF National Service pilot just after the war, flying Typhoons, and I remember his anecdotes from that. He also gave figure painting masterclasses over the weekend - I still occasionally use his techniques - and figure scratchbuilding and converting ones.
     

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