Monday, 28 February 2011

Cavalier Wargames Show 2011.

The reject's met up yesterday at Cavalier 2011 Wargames Show at Tonbridge Wells, it's a small show we go to every year and to me it's famous for it's bad yellow lighting in it's new venue and me wanting to leave after a short amount of time (half hour) but this year the lighting has been improved/changed and it greatly helped my staying power. Got some paint, pig iron miniatures, west wind WWW2 wolverines, a pack of copplestones partisans and a wargames illustrated. The show seemed to be well attended with the bring and buy especially heaving, a lot of familiar faces and traders, we arrived at 1000hrs and were gone at 1230hrs. Then back to mine for a small quick zombie wargame and cheese and ham rolls, mars bars and chocolate cake (which people forgot to eat (Ha Ha).

Apologies about the quality of pictures and captions, it must have been the good light.

The good light!

Some nice wargames on show.

Ray from Don't Throw a 1.

The bring and buy hall, the calm before the storm.

More lovely wargames in progress. 

And again.

Excellent display game, best in show to me.

The bring and buy scrum, kept this way most of the day I hear.

Some re-enactors wargaming what they were re-enacting through uniform.

Traders in general said business was good.

A lot of people were at the show with the usual bottlenecs.


Easy to put on wargaming not many models or figures required but it looked good and they seemed to be having fun.

33 comments:

  1. Judging by the pictures it wa a nice "little" wargame show. These things are vital for introducing new folk to the hobby and for the like-minded to share ideas!

    Any cake left? ;-)

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  2. Looks fun. I wish there was something like this near me.

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  3. I'm fascinated by all the miniature work. The fact that they are also games just seems like a bonus.

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  4. I'll bet you enjoyed that chocolate cake..! Good-looking show, but it's only the appetiser - when do we get the zombie game?

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  5. I thought the lighting was pretty good for a sports hall. I posted my pictures this morning - Cavalier 2011 and I believe even ray got his posted before you! (lol)

    Thanks for hosting the Zombie game, I really enjoyed it and it rounded off a great day.

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  6. Thanks for the comments, zombie game pictures tomorrow and yes there is a little cake left but the other half is going through it like a combine harvester:)

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  7. Hmm Cake! I like a bit of Cake!! Cake!!
    Nice pics guys...now I know what you all look like I can inform the local constabulary :-D
    Cheers
    Paul
    Now I really do want a piece of cake...!!! Black forest gateau...now that...and a couple of pints of guiness...what else can you possibly want from life?!

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  8. hope to see someting like that in my city

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  9. Hoping you will have a photo of who snatched our Jaffa cakes!

    The Big Push

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  10. Looks like a great show Angry L, The bring and buy looks huge!!!!
    Cheers
    paul

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  11. Looks like it was a good time. I'd love to go to a show like this. I know nothing about any of it aside from what I see here, but it still looks very cool.

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  12. Forgot the eat the chocolate cake????

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  13. looks like a fun time was had by all

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  14. picture #7, that is great detail in that battlefield.. dang.

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  15. makes me want to take up wargaming again!

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  16. That picture of Ray would make a good subliminal advertisement because if you blow it up you see the word "SEX" coming out his ears.

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  17. wow the sets they had there are very detailed!

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  18. this looks awesome, cool hobby

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  19. Thanks for the pictures looks like a great show!

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  20. Wow, looks like a great show. That's some serious detail on those. I have massive respect for that.

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  21. What did you buy at the show?

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  22. Impressive looking games going on there! Regards, Dean

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  23. mean while at the 40 year old virgin convention... lol just joking. had to say it. no hard feelings eh. thats pretty awesome. hows got the most badass looking figurines.

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  24. @Mekelnborg, you know me SO well!!! :0)

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  25. I just stopped by to show some support, but man, that looks like it was a really cool convention!

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  26. thats an epic, albeit expensive looking hobby!

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  27. Thanks for posting Angry. I like seeing wargames shows from around the globe.

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  28. wow looks like an epic show

    following

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  29. Cools shots, must get to some shows this year. Excited about the zombie game pics. The cake is a lie. :)

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  30. wow what great pictures! makes me wish I was there. :/

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