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« Reply #45 on: 12 September 2015, 08:33:51 AM »

Well the Gods have conspired against Dave Fielder and I from attending the show Sad. His boiler started making funny noises last night and so is awaiting British Gas today, whilst the starter motor on our car went this morning, having loaded the car up and all ready to set off Cry Cry Cry. Bugger.

So I hope those of you that can make it to the show have a great day out and please take plenty of pics to make me feel better...

Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

That's pants! Was looking forward to meeting you again  Sad

I'll see what I can do!

Cheers,

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« Reply #46 on: 12 September 2015, 09:13:15 AM »

Hi Meirion,
yep, I was looking forward to meeting some of the chaps again Sad. Pop by Craig's table and say hello and you may even be able to get a bit of a game in. He's down as Double Six games and should have a big Skirmish Sangin pop up display by the table.

Any pics greatly appreciated. I'd love to have some form of game to compensate for missing the show but have family over so all stashed away out of sight until end of play tomorrow.

Steve 'at a loss as to what to do' J
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« Reply #47 on: 12 September 2015, 12:29:21 PM »

Well the Gods have conspired against Dave Fielder and I from attending the show Sad. His boiler started making funny noises last night and so is awaiting British Gas today, whilst the starter motor on our car went this morning, having loaded the car up and all ready to set off Cry Cry Cry. Bugger.
So I hope those of you that can make it to the show have a great day out and please take plenty of pics to make me feel better...

Awwwww...... I don't want to see

When you're really looking forward to something and those sorts of things happen......
Hey Ho !  Sad

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #48 on: 12 September 2015, 03:15:02 PM »

Hey Ho! as you say Phil. A nice long walk in the sunshine has cheered me up. Wife and daughter feeling sorry for me as they know how much I look forward to this show.
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« Reply #49 on: 12 September 2015, 07:10:06 PM »

Well, whatever you were going to spend at the show could be a nice order into Pendraken.   Cheesy
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« Reply #50 on: 12 September 2015, 07:39:46 PM »

I went to the show today, but no photos - sorry!

Picked up my order of a High Elf warband army. The figures look great and I can't wait to start painting them.

Cheers, Andy
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« Reply #51 on: 12 September 2015, 09:52:50 PM »

No photos from me either I'm afraid, was too busy either spending money with Pendraken or pushing planes around. The show looked busy. Hopefully all the traders did good business and it was considered a success.

Didn't see much 10mm stuff in evidence amongst the demo games though.

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« Reply #52 on: 12 September 2015, 10:23:51 PM »

What was the 1871 game like
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« Reply #53 on: 13 September 2015, 08:20:13 AM »

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Well, whatever you were going to spend at the show could be a nice order into Pendraken.

I had a pre-order for collection at the show which Craig kindly picked up for me. Had hoped to start work on them this week but that will have to wait until we meet up, hopefully at the weekend if the car is fixed that is.
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« Reply #54 on: 13 September 2015, 03:52:40 PM »

Good to see everyone yesterday but a shame Steve couldn't make it along.

The show was really good, the move to a one-day format was a big success as far as we're concerned.  The worry is that all those people who would normally come on the Sunday don't bother at all and you lose all those sales.  That didn't seem to be the case to me, and the visitor numbers didn't seem to be affected at all.  I haven't heard any official door stats yet, but it was manic for the first 3 hours and still busy enough through the rest of the afternoon.  Takings were higher during this year's single day than in the previous incarnation's two days, so all good from this end.

The only negative would be the space available and the size of the tradestands.  We were only allowed 6ft depth in our stand, which is a bit 'old school' and less than any other show on the circuit these days.  That meant we had to really compact everything just to fit in, and the space within the stand was minimal.  As a result we had a couple of displays knocked off shelves by folks squeezing past each other, one of which completely shattered and will need to be replaced.

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« Reply #55 on: 13 September 2015, 04:12:47 PM »

Great to hear that the show was a success from your point of view Leon Smiley.
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« Reply #56 on: 13 September 2015, 05:07:47 PM »

As a result we had a couple of displays knocked off shelves by folks squeezing past each other, one of which completely shattered and will need to be replaced.

There needs to be a cloakroom and a blanket ban on rucksacks in the main trading hall. And in some cases, straight jackets to prevent excessive arm waving might be a goo idea too!

Great to hear the day was a success. Even though I wrote a list, i still managed to fail to pick up a couple of things, so an order will be incoming in the not to distant future.

Would definitely return to Colours next year.

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« Reply #57 on: 13 September 2015, 05:48:32 PM »

Great to hear the day was a success. Even though I wrote a list, i still managed to fail to pick up a couple of things, so an order will be incoming in the not to distant future.

Would definitely return to Colours next year.

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I'll keep an eye out for the order!
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« Reply #58 on: 13 September 2015, 09:49:16 PM »

The show was really good, the move to a one-day format was a big success as far as we're concerned.  The worry is that all those people who would normally come on the Sunday don't bother at all and you lose all those sales.  That didn't seem to be the case to me, and the visitor numbers didn't seem to be affected at all.  I haven't heard any official door stats yet, but it was manic for the first 3 hours and still busy enough through the rest of the afternoon.  Takings were higher during this year's single day than in the previous incarnation's two days, so all good from this end.

As Leon said, it was frantic early on, but far more relaxed and civilized later on.

Due to escorting my daughters around - one of who is currently suffering from severe fiddleitis  Cry - I was a bit preoccupied for most of the day, but somehow managed to be there from pretty much start to finish, which is a first.

I did take some pictures which I'll post once I can get them on Photobucket and work out what they are of!

All-in-all a good day Smiley

Cheers,

Meirion

PS Many thanks for the surprise Picton in amongst the ratty throng!  I shall have think of something special to use him for  Thumbs up  Undecided
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« Reply #59 on: 13 September 2015, 09:58:46 PM »

PS Many thanks for the surprise Picton in amongst the ratty throng!  I shall have think of something special to use him for  Thumbs up  Undecided

No worries! 

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