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Devizes Wargames Show 2015

Cricket first brought me to Devizes many years ago. My first claim to fame was being voted “man of the tour” despite not playing a single game of cricket.  This Sunday was the start of the wargaming Summertime for yours truly, always a great show and very different from any other you might care to visit. The trade show has gone from strength to strength and the competitions are always well supported( Flames of War and various flavours of ancients/medievals). I include a few snaps taken between conversations with West Country glitterati.

An usual period, Chinese warlords and White Russians versus Allied interventionists.

An usual period, Chinese warlords and White Russians versus Allied interventionists.

Scarab miniatures put on a small ancients competition. Very Warhammer like but we're playing a game next week!

Scarab miniatures put on a small ancients competition. Very Warhammer like but we’re playing a game next week!

A few years ago I came across War and Conquest, look out for the superb period variants on their website. The Renaissance and Succession supplements are amazing and all beautifully produced ( and they are free!!) I had to use all my powers of self control not to buy them. I bought a 28mm Red Baron instead!

A photo for all those young lady readers,  unfortunately girls he is no longer single!

A photo for all those young lady readers, unfortunately girls he is no longer single!

I always get a pang of remorse when I see a Flames competition that I didn’t get round to entering. I blame die Fuhrer (again).

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One of the many great display games. The show displays are always an attraction and show just what the average gamer can achieve.

Stalingrad in 20mm, Rapid Fire. Quad maxims shoots down a Stuka!

Stalingrad in 20mm, Rapid Fire. Quad maxims shoot down a Stuka!

imageBut, it was in the Competition Hall that I finally cracked.

It was great to meet so many old pals from playing DBM over ten years ago! That was it, off to Ancient and Modern games for 15mm Medievals! After a long break I’m back playing DBA but that’s tomorrow’s post!

A great show, really friendly atmosphere and really good to catch up with so many of the old gang. Thanks to Ken for driving, and stay tuned for tomorrow's breaking news!

A great show, really friendly atmosphere and really good to catch up with so many of the old gang. Thanks to Ken for driving, and stay tuned for tomorrow’s breaking news!

 

 

 

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The wild ramblings of an infamous wit and wargames guru. One of nature's true gentlemen who devotes his time to the care of his two sons, i.e. watching episodes of Peppa Pig together, and recreating great moments of military history using toy soldiers. Currently a leading light in The Collectivo Despertaferres wargames and duelling association who meet regularly at Firestorm Games ( formerly Ali Baba's Carpet Warehouse). Find me also on Facebook "Despertaferres"!

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