So, on arriving at the event the very first person I bumped into was Falkirk club member my old friend Douglas Thomson, whom I'd lost touch with when he moved away from the NE for a job in the Far East. Then we had a long chat with David Bickley and Phil Robinson, and I was able to unload a large bag of Eureka French Revolutionary War figures that I'd picked up for him at Salute after we put in a joint order to get round the postage and customs charges and also get a 20% discount for buying, between us, more than AUS$300 worth of goodies. I dropped a box of figures off at Northumbrian Painting Services, a company I cannot recommend enough in terms of the quality of the finished product and importantly value for money. Doing the rounds during the course of the day I pretty much wore my voice out chatting to loads of friends and acquaintances, many of whom I don't see from one wargames show to the next but are able to almost pick up a conversation where we left it the last time we'd met.
Katherine had arranged to meet up with Dave Jarvis as she's going to produce a new "all singing all dancing" website for him to support his figure painting business. She has a great deal of experience in marketing, promotional stuff and website design and now she's a lady of leisure offers her services for free to a select few. She even maintains the sites once they're up and running.
I took a few photos during the course of the day, but had to resort to using my phone as my camera chose to die on me right at the start of the day! I should have checked the battery I suppose. I have to say that in my opinion the quality of the games was very good. There were some outstanding games, and many that it was clear that more than a little effort had been put into putting them on. Didn't see much in the way of 2' x 2' boutique games and the vast majority were the staple of what a good wargames event should be, i.e. 'proper' wargames. There was no show guide or map so if I've wrongly attributed anything I do apologise.