Our planned departure time of 8am meant Mick arrived with 30 minutes to spare and I was still in the shower! Just as well Jane was up and about to make him a mug of tea whilst I had a rapid rub down with the towel and got hastily dressed. We were ready to leave for Exeter on time and arrived at Legionary just after 10am.
There was already a buzz about the place with many games and traders already busy. The show is held at a livestock market on the edge of Exeter; there's plenty of space and has a good restaurant where we enjoyed the 'Farmers' Breakfast' before tackling the show .
The bring and buy had some interesting things on offer and I kicked myself for letting a bargain offering boxes of Warlord Games 28mm British Napoleonic infantry for £10 each slip through my fingers.
It was also great to catch up with old friends some I'd not seen for at least a week in the hubbub of Salute.
There were enough traders to provide more than enough ways to spend your money, including two from Wiltshire - Forlornhope Games (Gary Tate shown below) and EM4 Miniatures.
There was supposed to be a War & Conquest competition somewhere but I cannot say that I saw it to be much in evidence. However there were some great participation games so here are a few pics:
I cannot find my note on this game but I admired the terrain.
|As much as I enjoy playing naval games they just don't have the visual appeal of a brightly coloured army on well-made terrain. The ships above were quite fantastic though ( and large).|
|28mm Bosworth - figures from the collection of Gary Cookson.|
|Bored with Borgias by The South Somerset Wargamers Group. Nick Turner's impressive 28mm Italian Wars figures and using Pike and Shotte rules.|