Virtus 2017 -just four more days😁 . Was it possible to get all of the West’s biggest names into one former furniture warehouse? Could more than three Cardiff players occupy the same table space without arguments about questionable parentage? Well, take your hat, add some salt and pepper and behold the illuminati!
This year’s runners and riders are;
G Jamieson – Communal Italians, style and control from the thinking man’s Kevin Roland
S Hacker- Communal Italians …..fear this man, the Clevedon Santa is a demon in disguise
Mark Clarke – Samurai . Don’t be drawn in by his youthful looks this “boy” has smashed more toy armies than a large boy who likes destroying toy armies, fact!
Rob James- Tribal Mongol An interesting choice from the East Anglian gang master. Beware the corps with the Mongolian royal family in it!
Paul Bolam- N African Arab. A army for the real competition player. Shield and flank is to be feared by those infidels.
A Whitby- Hindu Indian. An army for the real Shoot and charge officianado. Those kids didn’t call him “ol windy” for nothing.
A Claxton- Tuareg A real man’s army from the Clevedon Mafias number one enforcer.
Don McHugh- Christian Nubian. He has dominated the West for decades. More trophies line this man’s cabinets than a shop owner who sells trophies, in bulk.
Richard Walker- Nike Byzantine. He was scared that players might bring heavy Knights. He was the player who brought medium Knights to Devizes. The man responsible for knight-gate is to be feared and loathed in equal measure.
John Dennis- Umayyad Arab , an interesting blend of staying power and mobility.
Mark Mainwaring- Viking ! A master painter and a gent to fight.
Robin Jackson- the most Welsh Welsh army ever fielded. Jones the warlord supported by Jones the Bow, with Jones the Spear in support. It makes you proud!
Mark Fry😏- Feudal Polish The ladies’ favourite with wall to wall Knights. Don’t be charmed, he will leap on any mistake like a tramp on chips.
Nigel Poole😱- Anglo-Norman. More has been written about this man than any West Country player alive or living in Slimbridge. The Forest of Dean has produced no finer craftsman of sledgehammer tactics , combined with a smokers cough and a deep feeling of foreboding.
Chris Jackson😡😡😫😖😿😥More Vikings. The Nigel Poole of Cardiff returns after an enforced absence due to ; Lift gate, Horrobin assault charges, referee gate, games master gate and most alarmingly concession gate.
Steve Price😷Feudal English. The charm of Teresa May combined with the people skills of David Blunkett. Don’t be put off by his short temper and superior attitude, he’s a real contender to face his Mc Donness
C Masefield- Nikephorians. One of the quieter players and as such may take us all by surprise.
James Churchill Later Crusader He may not like competitions, nor competitors, nor the rules, nor the period , nor the dice but any game will sure to be a joy.
Dave Allen Samurai A welcome return to competition circuit after his enforced absence😗
Mike Ferres- Almoravids👳🏼 A brilliant army choice and a magnificent player. What could possibly hold him back?
Colin Cavanagh Arabs. A wry smile and a gentle demeanour are just two of the things missing…..
Martin ( Colin’s mate) Feudal Scot. He may not like technology but meet a real gentleman of the game.
Andy Andrew Unwin ( no ones mate – umpire) Feudal Germans. The Tory who even the Tories dislike. His worries include where to ski next and how much to charge his tenants. A rules expert whose knowledge in unrivalled in Cardiff, we’ll Trade Street, the bottom bit at least!
Keith Mc Glynn Feudal German , Affectionately known as Davros, fear this man and never lend him money!
Philip Mackie- Ghaznavid mounted archery Masonic display team
John Gallacher Justinian Byzantine- Will the silent destroyer play? Women want to be with him, men want to be him, only time will tell………
Should be a brilliant weekend! See you all bright and early at Firestorm Carpet Warehouse! The Ferres household is of course ringing to the sounds of spray cans and pin vices as the Almoravid camel corps assembles. Doors open at nine o ‘clock’ for competitors and groupies
Scenes outside Virtus 2016- get their early!