I haven't been to Colours or a couple of years so yesterday I headed off down a very wet M4 to Newbury. The show changed last year (I think) from a 2 day to a 1 day show...I'm not sure what affect this has had on the dynamics of the show but it seemed to be pretty busy when I arrived at lunchtime and was still going strong when I left at 3.
I hadn't gone with a shopping list in mind...I think my parting words to my wife were 'no, there's nothing I'm gong to buy'. Fatal really...
So the eventual haul included...
The Starter set for the Tanks game from GF9 with some extra tanks (because you can never have enough...)
Some MDF bases
A copy of Michael Howard's 'The Franco-Prussian War'
Some basing stuff from Vallejo and some tufty bits of grass
A copy of Sharp Practice 2 + cards
The last issue of Wargames Illustrated as well as the October issue
...so nothing at all really.... honest dear...
The show was good fun... some excellent looking games on display as always. Here is a selection of photos. As usual I haven't always noted what they were or who they were by so apologies to people who put on excellent games and have gone uncredited...
|WW2 Russo-Finnish game by Loughton Strike Force...loved the iced-in ship.|
|Frostgrave (Maidstone & District)|
|Excellent 54mm modern Africa game|
|Really interesting looking Siege of Portsmouth game by Solent Wargames Club...in 2mm|
|Invasion of Fishguard - Tring Wargames Club|
|Boshin Wars game - Solent Wargames Club. Using Sharp Practice|
|Kut...Adrian Shepherd. Looked fantastic and was using 'Setting the East Ablaze' rules|
|...and again...you can tell I liked this one!|
|Naval Wargames Society's excellent RCW Dvina River game|
|Achtung Gringo by Crush the Kaiser games|
|Crawley Wargames Club - Operation Overlord strategic level game...looked great.|
|Something Warhammery by the South London Warlords...looked very impressive but I |
always find these games are so full of figures I can't make sense of what's going on