Today, we had no regular club as it was the excellent little Durham show again, another chance to meet people and buy shiny new toys!
We were greeted and charged a couple of quid for entry!
Most of our club were there, including Lawrence (left), Andy and Phil!
In the first hall, we came across Colonel Bill's...
They always have a lovely display...
... and a good selection of 4Ground buildings!
Figures...and acrylic paints.
Next, Tumbling dice, who have a nice range of Naval and Air models.
they are very nice - if a bit small for my failing eyesight!
Taking up a lot of the hall was a single large medieval game...
... Despite the set on the table, they were not using Lion Rampant... but a modified version of Tony Clipsom's set: Foray!
...the villages were very pretty...
The figures were quite dynamic models!
Loved the artillery!
It appeared to be a demo game, with players getting a retinue to play with.
Sadly, this was probably my last visit to Charlie at Northumbria games...
So long Charlie, and thanks for all the figs!
Irregular were there too...
...always good to rummage through and find unusual models!
Some of their figures are really eye-catching!
Game of War... (and my favourite picture!)
Sadly, they didn't have any asteroids with them today!
I always get a pack if they have them!
They continue to bring out some new ranges.
Very nice indeed!
Weird figures, but quite wonderful!
Always worth a look!
Midlam Miniatures, a fairly local supplier, to us North Easterners!- with a great range of figures!
I even got a Boba Fett Imperial Assault model, I have been after one for ages!
I didn't need any more X-Wing models, though the C-Roc cruiser was VERY tempting!
On to a welcome regular at this show, Dave Thomas'
I got a lot of lovely Perry plastic figures here!
They have stacks of Perry metals too!
and not just Perry miniatures, they stock Gripping beast, Deus Vult, Renedra, to name just a few!
The guys just didn't want their picture taken!!!
DT's selection of rule books.
Pendraken were there too...
Our friends at Hoka Hey!
Me getting scolded for taking a picture of her on her phone!
They now do some absolutely stunning terrain pieces, these are works of art!
I will have to get some of these - sometime!
Reiver castings (obviously!) --
...their lovely Great Northern War figures!
...and equally good 9-years war and WSS ranges.
Ian from our club apparently scaring the proprietor!
There was another medieval game in the other hall.
I think this was 'Lion Rampant' again being used.
..with some of the nice Hoka Hey figures, these are Border Reivers.
Redcar Ironbeards had a participation game on...
Obviously a game based on the Dad's Army show...
A nice English village being attacked by the dastardly boche!
In a separate building (The bowls pavilion) - they had a large ACW game...
...The battle of Port Republic, which was 155 years ago this week...
Part of Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign.
The rest of the pavilion had the bring-and buy...
So, that was Durham for another year!
Thanks to all the lads at Durham for putting it on, and the traders, of course, well done all!!!
Hope to be there again in 2018!
Hope its a less wet day too!