I had the pleasure of attending Warfare in Reading on Saturday. This is a great show albeit let down by available parking. Fortunately we arrived early enough to bag a spot and then we discovered that all the parking machines were out of action...RESULT.
Over the last few years I have pretty much attended all the shows in the South East and to be blunt I am not really finding anything that new. I had thought with the excitement around Frostgrave there might be more on offer - new buildings, ruins etc to grab my attention but sadly no.
I went with £200 burning a whole in my pocket and left with £140 still in my wallet. I'll post up my hoard in a later post.
The Show itself really consists of three parts -
The Bring & Buy - chaos as always and again overpriced second hand goods
The shopping/trade stand hall - this was cramped, very busy on Saturday am - I loved the tannoy announcement that requested attendees to carry rucksacks rather than wear them...
The gaming hall where hundreds of folks push lead towards each other in various tournament games. There were also a few games of Flames of War being played out in the Squash Courts. Interestingly three years ago you could not attend a show like this without falling over FOW kit - this is not the case and perhaps shows the way periods flirt in and out of favour with us gamers.
The gaming hall also hosted a number of demo games - see pictures below
Until next time...