ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Monday, 12 February 2018

ROBIN...2018

On Sunday Mharaid and I went to The ROBIN wargames show in Nottingham...


https://www.wargamesevents.co.uk/


This is the second ROBIN show and also the second one we have been to...
We had both enjoyed the first show...although it was a tad cold and felt a bit empty... it was really nice to have a show that we can get to by tram.
This year was a considerable improvement... it was a lot warmer and busier...there were also more traders and display games...
Of course being on home ground there were a lot of people we knew...I think we spent more time chatting to friends than anything else... nothing wrong with that.


Here are a few pictures of some games that caught my eye...





The Battle of Port Arthur... Derby Wargames.






Crete 1941...Lenton Gamers.





A nice looking Eastern Front game... Sadly I am not sure who by.




A lovely display of kit by... The 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Reenactors.




The battle of Lake Erie... The Furness Warlords Wargames Society.






A lovely little display by Spectre Miniatures.... I really like the cacti.




I only bought one miniature... Shock Horror!









 But I did but a few really important and necessary publications...


After the show we popped on the tram and went to our favourite Chinese restaurant...so a very enjoyable day in excellent company.


All the best  Aly 









12 comments:

  1. While there are a number of great looking games, the Port Arthur game gets my vote. Are those ships 1/1000 Houston's?

    Nice collection of reference material too!

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    1. Hi Jonathan
      Yes the Port Arthur game was very nice...
      I don't know what make the ships were but the program says 1:600...
      One can never have enough books... ;-)

      All the best Aly

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  2. Thanks for Sharing your pictures of lovely games Aly.

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  3. You clearly had a good day Aly!

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  4. Ah ! a good selection of books there !

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  5. Looks wonderful Aly. Where did you get that lovely Cavalry Commander figure please?

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    1. Hi Carlo.
      Wargames Illustrated Giants in Miniature...The Earl of Uxbridge

      http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=11234

      All the best. Aly

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  6. Good to hear it improved - appreciate last year was the inaugural show, but it seriously lacked any games (too much empty space) and the list seemed shorted this year! Will think about giving it a go in 2019 - I do need to get out more anyway!

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  7. Happy to look at such beautiful pictures Aly, love the naval battle...

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  8. It was indeed a very nice day and all the better for just being a tram ride from town.

    All the best. Aly

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  9. Port Arthur looks particularly impressive, along with the book haul.

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