SELWG 2018 – had a great time!

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I went to the SELWG 2018 show this Sunday and in summary had a great time! I think it is a good show and has a good blend of traders, games and the bring-and-buy is always brilliant. This is not a full walkaround report, more my own absent-minded rambling around the show.  There were things I did not take pictures of that I perhaps should have, like the neat little 7TV game or a few of the naval games that looked very nice.

On the 7TV subject a big shout out for their latest kick-starter if you are into Post-Apocalyptic stuff (link here).  Some really interesting stuff and a nice nod in the direction of some of the different movies and tv-series from the past.

7TV

However this is what I did take pictures of at the show…

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Overview of the Show – I really like the venue and on a sunny day like it was, the light is very good.

Tonbridge Wargames Club presented The Battle Segesvár 1849 (somewhere near Transylvania), this was part of the Hungarian revolution in 1848 to 1849 of which In knew nothing.  The battle was fought between the Hungarian Revolutionary army (supported by Polish volunteers) and a Russian-Austrian army.  The battle was fought using their own ‘War in the Age of Blood and Iron” using the “War in the Age of Empires” supplement.  I think it was fought using Heroics and Ros 6mm miniatures.  Here is the Wikipedia link to the battle. Very interesting times.

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Simple and effective battlefield

Simon Miller was fielding his very nice English Civil War 28mm miniature using his new For King and Parliament rules – it looked like great fun.  The action was the Battle of Soggy Bottom 1643.

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This Photo saved me some typing
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Lovely miniatures – lovely period – lovely table
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Some Dragoons advancing through the fields of fur!
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Apart from that bloody Costa Cup (again) a nice picture!

Gravesend Gamers Guild was also putting on English Civil War game but in a smaller scale in their Skirmish at Staplethorpe. Great little game, with 4 factions (royalist horse, parliamentarian horse, neutral local defenders and raiding deserters) with differing objectives. Fun idea using the good old Featherstone’s Skirmish rules.

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Nice table for Skirmish
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Those small meadow features looked bloody brilliant!

Battle of Asculum from the Society of Ancients.

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Again simple but effective set-up

The Too Fat Lardies were busy all day doing a Barkmanns corner game with the participants, supported by Nick Skinner, trying to blow up Richard Clarke’s Tiger tank.  Of course using their fun What a Tanker ruleset.

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This is how Lard is spread!

There were two other games using the Too Fat Lardies rules, first out the last outing of the beautiful “Alliés Peu Fiables” a Chain of Command game set during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940.  The action takes place in the small Belgian town of Gehondeskirk..

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Wonderful detail in this game
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More detail – wonderful gardens.  This is gives a fantastic immersion.

 

Another Lardy one was a Sharp Practice game – the Biscotti War. I let you read the small print yourself – I have seen this one before and it is a nice game.

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Nice terrain and I should have had the whole Church in the picture

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Battle of Mats, sorry I meant Battle of Matz was put on by Robert Dunlop. Another of his fantastic 6mm battles. Full of stuff going on.

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This is the Beautiful  Battle of Kawanakajima 1561 – a Sengoku era battle that looked really nice.  I forgot to ask about any details at all – I got samurai struck!

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There was also this fantastic Middle Earth battle presented by the Shepway Wargamers, it is a table fully loaded with different stuff and was one of those you needed to look at from different angles – a lot of things to see.

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Stompers as the Little Ones calls them
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Elves in the forest
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Fire Demons / Balrogs
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Spidery forest

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Very nice stuff

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…and finally (almost) a participation game by Peter Pig with their new Western Rules.  I also did most of my shopping from Peter Pig – 15mm WW2 stuff.

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Peter Pig is one of my favourite companies out there – I am not a hardcore fun of their rules but they are fun and I really like their range of figures.
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Got myself a lot of miniatures and battle field clutter for the 29 Lets Go Chain of Command campaign, I also got a half price set of AA Guns I will use for the Swedish WW2 project, and finally a set of warlord miniatures.

As for what to do with the warlord miniatures, after the show, I ordered some heads from Sally 4th that I thought could be used to make a nice set of characters for my Mutant 1984 project.

 

My favourite of the day was the absolutely beautiful game from Maidstone Wargames society that I was so happy to see again.

Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

On St George’s Day! 100 years ago the Royal Navy attempted to block the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.   The idea was to block the canal entrance by sinking obsolete ships – this to stop U-boats and light shipping from leaving port.

The game shows HMS Vindictive that carried a troop of royal marines that were to take out some German Gun positions. It is a fantastic looking game and the work that has gone into the terrain is phenomenal!

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I also had a chat with a few of the traders, and a special shout out for the dynamic duo who can take care of not just your painting needs, but also make sure your dice are safe and sound and that you can change into something more leisurely than your combat fatigues and black t-shirt – it is of course Deborah and Matt of Glenbrook games and Saddle Goose Designs.

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/ Hope that was of some interest

6 thoughts on “SELWG 2018 – had a great time!

  1. Lee Hadley

    Lovely pictures and a nice round-up of the show. I missed it this year (car trouble) so I’m lapping up all the picture reports on the blogs I follow.

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  2. iainfuller69

    Hello Per, great bumping into you and having a chat last Sunday. Sorry I haven’t been in touch earlier but was feeling very rough last week and was in a grump! As I mentioned ping me an email about Salute: iainfuller at Hotmail dot com. I’ll then give your email to Matt who deals with PR etc and he can send you a wristband through.

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