comments 4

Warfare 2015- the Despertaferres guide to the new and note-worthy!

Every November, Reading becomes home to its very own

Every November, Reading becomes home to its very own “World of Warriors!”

Reading, described variously as the “city of dreams” and the “Venice off the M4”, has never looked better. With Ken ‘ol windy’, Chris the sledgehammer Jackson, and Nervous JohnG, we set off bright and early to reach the shining Metropolis just as the queue for the swimming pool was abating. “Warfare” has long been a favourite and I offer the following photo-montage as a homage to those maestros of wargaming, the Reading Wargames Club.

The Italian Wars in 28mm highly commended!

The Italian Wars in 28mm highly commended!

Attentive viewers will notice the use of Ceerios breakfast snacks as causaulties markers; ingenious and no doubt tasty.

Reading town planning department put on this massive game of drop zone commander.

Reading town planning department put on this massive game of drop zone commander.

A few of the great participation and competition games. The Napoleonic game featured camera crew filming the re-enactment. Original ideas from the RAF Club.

A few of the great participation and competition games. The Napoleonic game featured camera crew filming the re-enactment. Original ideas from the RAF Club.

image image

The sci-fi and historical competitions were a joy to behold. It really is amazing how well everyone paints these days.

Desperta awards to these beautiful 'competition' armies!

Desperta awards to these beautiful ‘competition’ armies!

image image

And when it comes to beautiful painting, who should our roving reporters find but Steve ‘lady killer’ Charlton locked in mortal combat with the sensei of the Bournemouth Massive. Of course these two ‘flames’ addicts were on the top table on Sunday afternoon but what a great advert for the hobby is shown below….

MR. Charlton has promised to spend less time with his 'birds' and more on his painting!

MR. Charlton has promised to spend less time with his ‘birds’ and more on his painting!

This World War One battle took my eye. I actually really like the stylised terrain and the 12mm figures were amazing. Having friendly demonstrators is always an asset- highly commended!

image

The display of John Curry got us all salivating. Not only did the stand have an updated version of the priceless “Introduction to battle gaming”(if you haven’t got it, you need to buy it!), but there was also an amazing collection of Zinnminaturen flats. The Desperta road crew are definitely going to the next Toy soldier fair.

image

So, two more awards to go. The Oh my God that is amazing award goes to the ” to defy a King(e)” boys. Wow, what a set up.

image image image image

Without doubt the game that was best of show for us was a 54mm US cavalry versus ‘Indjuns’. The group had used Timpo and Britains figures. You could see our eyes welling up as we strained the memory banks to recall our favourite childhood miniatures.

image image image

Thank you to our wonderful hosts, a great show! Inspirational! Definately a show to put in the calendar!

All the best

Mike

November painting tally: one Angel and two Roman generals

Bought: a marsh from the Last Detail and magnetic tape

Calorie intake November 15th; Mc Donald’s double sausage McMuffin meal, breakfast roll at services, Chicken burger at leisure centre (ironically), KFC at services on way home, plus A liberal portion of Minstrels from Chris when he fell a sleep😛

Advertisements

4 Comments

  1. Richard

    Hey
    Can you tell me if your L’Art de la Guerre is also in that flimsy softcover binding?
    It’s almost like a big magazine.
    I’m afraid the pages will fall out at any moment and would like to know if I got a bad copy or if the book really comes like that.
    Thanks!

    Like

    • No soft cover I’m afraid. I’ve already put highlighter over mine so I may buy a copy for best. Would it be worth getting option rebound? That’s what I did with my flames of war supplements?

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s