There is nothing better than a day’s hobby shopping to lift the spirits. Taken from its legendary location in a Reading Leisure centre, Warfare has seriously improved its already high reputation!
The whole of the ground floor was a mixture of vendors and display games. I would estimate that the number of traders was down slightly but foot fall was brisk and the money seemed to be changing hands. The venue is much more spacious and well appointed…
Trends of note seem to be the demise of 15mm as a scale( mentioned in previous posts). A worrying trend but perhaps easily explained when you see the vintage of most tourney player’s armies. The rise of plastics continues unabated in 28s and now even smaller ( Geek gaming prints!)
Board game sellers were notable for their absence but their place has been taken by many small accessory and terrain suppliers. Three floors were devoted to competition. Wargames personality , Tim Porter single handedly filled two exhibition rooms with L‘art de la Guerre in 15s and 28s. The Flames of War and Saga Games looked inviting with again high numbers and great terrain. DBmm and MeG also had an impressive turn out. All looking healthy for the return of face to face gaming in 2022.
Great to meet so many old ( but young at heart) pals! I spent all my Christmas cash in about two minutes flat. Mrs Santa immediately confiscated Lasalle Two and Muskets and Tomahawks but the elves squirrelled away the haul below! A great day and a spiffing new highlight for the UK wargamers yearbook.