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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Border Reiver 2019

Today, we started the Autumn Campaigning season as usual with a trip to Gateshead International Stadium for the annual Border Reiver show.

Sadly, another show, Colours, had shifted the date of their show to today, so it clashed with this show, so some traders were absent as they were at the other show - but this didn't stop me spending my budget!

First - The Traders!

Reiver castings, obviously!!! 

War HQ 
Lots of Warlord games figures - some of which I hadn't seen before! 

Graham's Wuerkkshoppe, with the ebullient Graham!  
 S an A scenics, I got another desert cloth, some of their lovely hills, and a cobbled road from here!

I have seen this stall before... 
 ...lots of lovely enameled badges!

Hadrians Hobbies.  

 Ainsty Castings!

Our club were there in force, here Paul and Ian! 
 Empires at War, these were the only non Warlord plastic figure sellers at BR.


 Lots of lovely MDF buildings. I was taken with the Americana range, which would look great in a Zombie game, methinks!

 Irregular miniatures, they have an increasing range of rather nice figures.

Ah, this must be Warlord games! 

Rhys, from our club, with one of his friends, Jack. (Who will be joining us for ACW skirmish next week!)
 There was a chap with some lovely looking Napoleonics.

The redoubtable Pendraken! 

B and B Hobbies

The ever friendly Hoka Hey miniatures!
They have a nice range of evocative terrain, very nice!

I got some replacement Border Reivers from here, on the right sized horses!
1525 miniatures

With a nice Reiver!
Ah Laser Cut Architect! I got some more buildings and walkways here!

Yeh, Games of War.
Lovely range of boats and buildings.

 I often largely ignore the 'Bring and Buy' tables at shows, but not today! 

There was a lovely display of reproduction Medieval arms and armour. 

The Games:

Contemptable Little Wargames club: D'erlon's attack at Waterloo.

This was definitely the most eye catching game of the day!

 Andrew Wylie, In her Majesties name Gothic Horror game.
John Blenkey's 'Always Above' variant of WW1 Wings of Glory.
 Very pretty terrain!
 More members of our club turned up! ---Hi Lawrence! 
Whitby Wargames club: Battle of Toulouse 1814.  

 Our friends from Westerhope Wargames club...
...put on a splendid Anglo-Zulu war game. 
The display of artifacts was magnificent! 

That Matini-Henry was HEAVY! 

 Redcar Ironbeards, with their attractive WW2 Wings of Glory game.

 Finally, our club (Tyneside Wargames club) refighting the entire eastern front! 
It was a sort of huge board game with figures! 

 (The Russian losses after a couple of turns!!!)

Loved the croupier movement poles! 
So! That was it for another year!

I would like to thank the organisers, Traders and participants for putting on another excellent show!

For another view of the show you can see it on this BLOG


  1. Thanks for taking the time to take and share these.

    1. Always glad to do so! I like to remember days like this!

  2. It was a good show today, just a shame it clashed with Colours

    1. Indeed! I just hope Battleground at Stockton on tees (30th November) doesn't suffer a similar fate!

    2. No clashes for our show thankfully, so we're all good!

  3. Nice looking show. Looks like there was plenty to buy.

    1. Yes, even without some of the 'big hitter' traders, it was a great show!

  4. It’s a pity footsore weren’t there this yeah but still I got enough for WIP Polish partisan force until my kickstarter arrives

    Hopefully me and jack will be down soon enough
    He seems interested which is great

    1. I agree Rhys! - I hope Jack enjoys the game next week too!

    2. Oh he will but be warned if you think i’m bizarre you haven’t seen nothing yet :p

  5. Looks like a decent show. Colours today was a bit quieter than usual, possibly due to the earlier date.
    Interesting to note that Pendraken, Warbases and Warlord were at both shows.

    1. Cheers Tamsin! A lot of folk said it felt quieter and a little light on traders, but I got all I wanted and enjoyed myself!
      Colours had Last Valley, so I would have been there if I could!, it was good that the three traders you mentioned managed both shows. Well done to them!

  6. Super show photos! With so many photos, did you leave yourself time for a game?

    1. Thanks Jonathan, I would have had time for a game, but spent the time chatting to folk I don't see often, and buying stuff!!!