As always Cavalier at Tonbridge in Kent marks the start of the show season for me. It's one of about 4 that I try and get along to and it's only a 45 minute drive although this does involve the M25 so the actual journey time could be anyone's guess.
It's not the biggest show...in fact it's the smallest of the ones I go to....but it's usually fun and there are a decent showing of traders to tempt me. Actually my haul this year was very small...a couple of Osprey rulebooks: Chosen Men and Pikeman's Lament. I would have picked up another Osprey, Rogue Stars, but when I went back to the stand where I'd seen a couple of copies they'd both gone.
I nearly bought a boardgame but resisted and didn't feel the urge to buy any more figures or terrain. I'm planning a bit of a cull in the loft with quite a bit headed to EBay in the near future as there is too much up there that hasn't seen the light of day in years... mainly rules and boardgames I think but there are some figures on their way to a new home too.
Here is an assortment of photos...as always I've tried to remember who was putting on the game but didn't always get the details so apologies to those I missed...
|Fenris Descending by Maidstone Wargames. Lots of little tin can type robots...|
|Big X Wing game... Gravesend Gamers|
|Large Scale D Day game by (I think) Crawley Wargames Club|
Impressive looking Chain of Command game titled 'Calvados and Chips'...
put on by the 'League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists'
|The game featured an array of vegetable plots...|
|Society of Ancients - battle of Cannae|
|Rainham Wargames Club Naval Game...Blood, Bilge and Iron Balls Rules|
Vietnam - North London Wargames
On an unrelated (but still vaguely wargamey) point, we went to see The Divine Comedy at the London Palladium this week...one of my favourite bands. Here's a picture of Neil Hannon in full uniform...he didn't explain why, although their latest album includes a song called Napoleon Complex and one about Catherine the Great, and lets face it...who needs an excuse to dress up!
I'm tempted to post this to the Napoleonics boards on TMP and ask about the accuracy of the uniform but I suspect it would cause apoplexy among some of the denizens over there!