So last weekend 30 wargamers descended on my local boozer for a three day binge of wargaming, and I am delighted to report that the 11th BLAM was a total success.
The three days of gaming in the pub's small function room saw a total of 13 games hosted. These ranged across a wide set of periods and genre’s. Where else in the wargaming world can you play Judge Dredd in the morning, Custer in the early afternoon and a leading Columbian Drug dealer at the end of the day. If you want to fight Spanish guerilla’s, blood soaked zombies or axe armed men at arms BLAM offered it all.
A massive thank you to all those that helped to organize, hosted games, or just took part in this gaming extravaganza.
For those of you not familiar with the concept of BLAM this started off life on the Lead Adventurer Forum. This is an annual meet of gamers who share the same passion for great terrain, figures and games. All the participants are regular visitors to this most excellent forum and over the years several great friendships have been established, battles fought and hobby experiences shared. It is most definitely one of my highlights of a wargaming year.
The LAF is a most definitely international forum and not surprisingly this year’s visitors to BLAM were a very international bunch. Guests arrived from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. We even had a guest from the States this year.
The following photos are taken from the games being played – some of these were absolutely outstanding beautiful..
roll on next year
BLAM in full swing
Sharpe's Ransom by Eric the Shed
Boxer Rebellion by Oshiro Models & Dr D'Eath
Aquamunda by Dewbabuk
Zombie Island by Akula
Boots & Saddles by Hu Rhu
Drug Cartel by Oshiro Models & Malamute & Dr D'Eath
Judge Dredd by Andym & GamerMac
Deadman's Hand by Ramirez
Sudan - Eric the Shed
A Knightly Bash - Silent Invader