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Title: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Norm on 15 June 2019, 06:44:23 PM
Visited Phalanx 2019 today in St. Helens (NW UK). Very much enjoyed the visit and have put up a blog report with some observations and pictures.

link

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2019/06/2019-phalanx-wargame-show.html


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: d_Guy on 15 June 2019, 07:04:23 PM
Thanks for posting this report, Norm, enjoyed reading your description and insights. I donít find the sodium orange at all a problem in the pictures.


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 June 2019, 07:08:39 PM
Nice one Norm


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: paulr on 15 June 2019, 07:42:22 PM
Thanks Norm, interesting thoughts and good pictures :)

Quote
This is a medium sized show, with just shy of 40 traders
Here in the antipodes we can only dream of that many traders 8->


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Techno on 16 June 2019, 08:54:24 AM
Excellent, Norm.

Thanks for sharing !!  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Glorfindel on 16 June 2019, 09:16:59 AM
Thank you for the show report - really good to read the many comments as well as
looking at the eye candy.

Some fantastic games on show, even if they were quite small.   I particularly
liked the Italian Wars - beautiful presentation.


Phil


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Leman on 16 June 2019, 11:06:55 AM
I did pay a brief visit, but not as long as in the past. Tight purse strings led to very few purchases, but I did buy some nineties and a Spanish building from Pendraken.


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Ithoriel on 16 June 2019, 11:53:48 AM
An interesting and thoughtful report, Norm, and some nice photos, despite the lighting.


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Leman on 16 June 2019, 11:58:00 AM
No, I didnít buy any nineties at all - I bought JINETES you mindless auto carrot!


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Westmarcher on 16 June 2019, 12:44:48 PM
 ;D

p.s. Auto carrot? (is that a new fad term or more insubordination from the auto correct?)  :)


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: fred. on 16 June 2019, 01:05:39 PM
Thanks for the write up Norm.

I visited for about 60-90mins - had my daughter in tow so wasnít dallying too long! Her view was we kept looking at the same things!

I only spotted the same 10mm SYW game as Norm. And it seemed bereft if players. It could have done with more figures to give a spectacle. The 54mm game looked good though figures looked more HYW than WoTR. But size matters!

Spoke to several people running games - the Italian Wars one was very impressive. There was also a AWI black powder game that had a good sweeping look to it

I bought a mixture of stuff. The new WWI railway from Pendraken- I was hoping the Leon would have the new pirates too, but as I hadnít let him know I was after them he hadnít packed any!

Got a couple of 4ground Wild West buildings both on discount.  And a few 6mm buildings.

The yellow lighting isnít great - but you do get used to it fairly quickly. The bring and buy always feels like more effort than itís worth.



Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Norm on 16 June 2019, 01:38:10 PM
Thanks all.

Fred,


I visited for about 60-90mins - had my daughter in tow so wasnít dallying too long! Her view was we kept looking at the same things!


I was there for four hours before I came to the same conclusion :)


The yellow lighting isnít great - but you do get used to it fairly quickly


A few years ago, I bought some paints from Leon under said sodium lights, only to get outside in real light and realised they were the wrong shade ... by some way!


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Ithoriel on 16 June 2019, 04:39:44 PM
;D

p.s. Auto carrot? (is that a new fad term or more insubordination from the auto correct?)  :)

It's a term that I've been aware of for a couple of years.


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Leman on 16 June 2019, 05:19:56 PM
;D

p.s. Auto carrot? (is that a new fad term or more insubordination from the auto correct?)  :)
I use this term because I think it is hilarious that auto carrot cannot correct itself.


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Leon on 17 June 2019, 07:25:51 PM
Good to see you Norm, glad you enjoyed it!


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 June 2019, 07:32:11 AM
Dave was asking me some questions about the British in Korea - is this a clue to anything ?????  :D


Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: fsn on 18 June 2019, 07:55:49 AM
That Dave's a year or so behind the rest of Pendraken?



Title: Re: Phalanx 2019 show report
Post by: Leman on 18 June 2019, 01:45:10 PM
Missed everybody, apart from the Dynamic Duo, but some may have noticed me there with my For F**k Sake Japanese T-shirt.