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

Monday, 20 May 2019

Partizan 1... 2019.

Greetings...


This weekend I made my way (with help from Alan Perry... thank you very much) to Partizan at the Newark Show Ground..


This is one of my favourite wargames shows... In fact I would say it is my favourite wargames show ...


This year did not disappoint...


There was an excellent mix of games.. the floor plan was divided up between participation and demonstration games and both areas produced some lovely examples...


I managed to meet up with many friends and over the length of the day we put the world.. wargames and otherwise.. to right...


The only downside I felt... and my friend David Bickley is in agreement was a lack of available seating for us older 'Greys'... A comfy area would be much appreciated ... and possible free tea and biscuits...


Here are some photos of they games that caught my eye... there were many more ... but phone batteries and general chatting limited how many I could take...











So first up Alan and Michael Perry's Battle of Mandara 1801...
A colourful and tempting period... I have played this before... and lost gloriously.





 This is a lovely Celtic themed fantasy game by James Morris and the Lenton gamers..






A lovely late 17th century Russo-Turkish game from Barry Hilton and the League of Augsburg...








My old friends from the Gothenburg Gamers put on this lovely little Franco-Prussian War game...
Brought all the way from Scotland by train...












The Lion The Bear and The Winged Hussar by Paul Robinson and the Grimsby Wargames Society...
This is another game that I have played in ... and rather surprisingly I did not end up getting slaughtered...







 


A very nice Wellington in India game by The Boondock Sayntes... Sounds a bit like a Mod revival band...








A very nice Napoleonic game... Quatre Bras I think.. I am not sure who put this on...






A very nice Command and Colors game ... again not sure who by...
I really like Command and Colors as a game and it is nice to see it done as a figure based game...





WW2 from The Derby Wargames Society...











A Sugar Islands game by Graham Cumming and Crann Tara Miniatures...

















A very nice ...Prize winning... Arnhem Game from Old Pikey Wargames Group...
Lots of lovely eye candy here...


Did I buy anything?.... hmmmmm!


Of course I did....






Books books lots of books...
Well you can never have enough books...






Also some MDF buildings...
These are going to be for my STS Schleswig-Holstein collection... I have already built a few and I am very pleased with the results.


So there you go... A great show... lovely games and splendid friends...


All the best   Aly.