Sunday, 13 May 2012

Legionary 2012 Show Report

Last weekend saw us head south for a day in Exeter, where I attended the Legionary 2012 wargaming show run by the Exmouth Wargames Society and held at the Matford Centre.

As mentioned in the previous post I was there to help top Wargames Table chum, Rob of Scarab Miniatures, to run a demo game of War & Conquest.

Rob has a good over of the game (which I must say was splendid fun!) on the Scarab forum here. But here's a couple more pics anyway.

This was only the second time I'd fought with Greeks and Spartans. Mostly Scarab miniatures, and lovely they are too!

In the pic above you can see that my Spartans have routed a phalanx of Greeks in the centre. My chaps did very well in the early stages of the battle but the balance of power gradually swung to the Greeks who were able to claim a solid victory!

Demo'ing the game to visitors, chatting with gamers, etc, was really good fun. Many thanks to all of you who came over to chat and watch.

I managed to grab some time to have a quick wander around the other games going on at the show. Here's a few pics.

This game, by South Somerset Wargamers, is set in the late Victorian era and blends a bit of history with some rather bonkers fantasy/steam technology.

I believe the theme was a Prussian invasion of Devon. In the pic above you can see Prussian penny-farthing "cavalry". Note the heavily armoured penny-farthing on the right.

These were my favourites ... plucky British unicycle "cavalry". Crazy!?

Next are a couple of pictures of the "Gallant Little Belgium" table. I picked up the game background leaflet but it doesn't mention the name of the group/club presenting the game.

The idea was that a heavy artillery barrage has flattened much of a fortified village on the outskirts of Antwerp, where the brave Belgian defenders are trying to stop the German advance.

Here's a Very British Civil War table. No one was around when I passed so I'm not sure who presented the game, but it did look rather good.

Finally, here's Rorke's Drift. Had a chat with these guys but alas I cannot recall the club name!! Nice table anyway.

The show seemed well attended and had a fairly good range of traders, plus a busy set of tournament games. The venue was bright and airy, if a little chilly. However, given that it's usually a livestock market, the plentiful fresh air was essential! It definitely had a very agricultural aroma at the start.

A good show and a good fun day out.


Rodger said...

Some really nice looking games there Matt. The Zulu game looks very nice.

Ray Rousell said...

Some great pics!! Thanks for sharing!!

Blogger said...

Not playing Game of War: Fire Age? Download GAME OF WAR: FIRE AGE Now (Works on iOS and Android)