I had lots of friendly chats with traders and gamers and also did well at the B and B - disposing of my 20 year old 15mm Peninsular War armies (I expect they will turn up on Ebay!) and getting the bargain of a lifetime - about 200 unpainted Foundry and Front Rank 25/28mm Prussians to add to my growing metal mountain to augment the Imagi-nation armies.
I always liked to share my photos of the best games in the "Greatfield Galloper", but this year I have a blog instead and so can present the efforts of some of these very talented people to a wider world.
|Ted and Mike were constantly busy and in demand|
but they each managed to spare some time for me
You can see more photos of Skirmish Wargames' Leipzig here:
Another game I liked, because it was Mid-18th Century, and had lovely figures and buildings (in 15mm), was the Hastings and St Leonards Club rendition of Chotusitz in 1742 (above). I had a nice chat to Graham Cross who was responsible for the armies and he told me they were the result of being invalided with a broken leg a few years ago. I sort of thought that my hospitalisation this Summer might have had the same beneficial effect on my own figure painting schedule - but I recoved far too quickly! Anyway - a really nice effort Graham, thank you. Please take a look at his work in detail here:
Finally, one other game seemed worth my photographing. This was a battle between Japanese and Allies somewhere in the jungles of South East Asia in the early part of World War Two in 28mm, put on by Battle Group South. It included a river port and buildings full of character as well as the Japanese and other soldiers and small tanks you don't often see on a wargames table. It was very convincing, and although my general photo above is not well focused you can enjoy those sinister Japs in detail by viewing the slideshow here.