This weekend was Partizan in Newark, as per usual Panzerkaput and myself came up with and put on a VBCW game. It was a busy year with about 10 of the guys of the Very British Civil Forum turning up to game the demo in the end ,which made for a frantic but very fun game.
The game itself was set on the very edge of Leicester with Royalist/BUF forces attacking the city through the Village of Evington aiming to capture the General Hospital (the large building in the background of the picture above) As far as I am concerned the game was a roaring success we seemed to attract a fair bit of interest from the public and I spoke to lots of people about the game and terrain etc.
I was particularly pleased with how well my Hospital and terraced housing looked on the table as I had built both in relative isolation and was worried pretty much right up until the moment people started gaming that they would look too big or not right etc.
Loot wise I picked up loads of ECW figures for my Scots army and some Warbases 2p multibases so I can have the figures for skirmish or bigger battles. I got some Highlanders from Warlords which are nice sculpts but I think I may now be a devotee of the Perrys. I have not previously looked at their ECW range in the flesh (as it were) but had a look at them on Sunday and bought a load of their Scots straight away. Nice simple, but detailed, clean sculpts and lovely casting, I think I was paying something like £6 for 6 figures so it was great value as well.
The question of what to do to top this years game is immediately at the front of my mind (being the sad git that I am) and I do have a probably over the top, difficult idea which I will probably start planning quite soon.
Thanks to everyone who came and said hello and looked at our table, Partizan felt very busy this year (which was great) and I had a top weekend.
terrain looked ace, well worth all the hard work you put inReplyDelete
Great looking terrain, I saw a load of pics last night top stuff guys!ReplyDelete
Well done to one and all for a top quality looking game! The hospital and the terrace just fit perfectly with everything else - a real triumph.ReplyDelete
As for next year, how about a trip to the docks? Lots of warehouses, factories, militant Dockers and perhaps a midget submarine!
Great layout! Lots of stuff to use as cover! Your scratch buildings really do give the whole scene a lot of class. Great job to everybody involved in the process. Hope fun was had by all.ReplyDelete
Beautiful layout boys, sounded like a blast!ReplyDelete
Looks great! Wish I was there to play.ReplyDelete
Superb stuff. Good to see the hospital paid back your efforts in spades. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Utterly splendid stuff.I am so pleased it went well!ReplyDelete
Thanks all, it was a great day and we were all really chuffed with how the table turned out and the game seemed to draw a lot of interest.ReplyDelete
Firstly Mr Smillie thank you for putting on this great game, I really enjoyed it and it looks so good. As for the next game I think the only way to top it will be to actually build Belvoir Castle or Rockingham Castle and fight over that, lol, but I will settle for a cricket pitch, lolReplyDelete
Don't tempt me mate, don't tempt me!ReplyDelete
Very nice pics, love the hospital and the "bomber"...ReplyDelete