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Norm
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« on: 16 June 2018, 06:18:00 PM »

Visit to the show blogged,
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https://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2018/06/phalanx-2018-wargame-show.html
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« Reply #1 on: 16 June 2018, 06:37:53 PM »

Thanks for posting, Norm. I always enjoy your show reports and pics.
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« Reply #2 on: 16 June 2018, 08:17:46 PM »

Seconded Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: 16 June 2018, 09:38:28 PM »

Excellent report Norm! Thanks for that.
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« Reply #4 on: 17 June 2018, 07:49:22 AM »

I wuz der, now broke, good show, but the B&B was a tad crowded.
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« Reply #5 on: 17 June 2018, 07:50:18 AM »

Nice one, Norm.  Smiley

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #6 on: 17 June 2018, 09:05:47 AM »

Good write up Norm.

I too was there, for an hour or two. The lighting is weird, its really noticeable as you go in, then you adjust to it. I looked at my phone after I'd been in the main hall for a while, and the phone screen looked weird, very blue, as my eyes had clearly adjusted to the sodium lights. Some other sports halls in the area have replaced their sodium lights, hopefully Sutton Lesiure Centre will too.

The 54mm Zulu war game was very impressive. Big table, lots and lots of big figures.

There were a lot of traders with MDF terrain.

Didn't buy a lot, got some MDF inserts for Really usefully boxes, to store painted figures in, to try to give a good density within the box. As using box files I seem to have lots of wasted vertical space. Picked up a pre-order of LoA and ECW cavalry from Leon.

I was looking for 28mm Wild West or 15mm desert stuff as impulse buys and didn't really see anything much.

Best buy was a 6mm space port, across three 15" square tiles, for £15 in total. I'm fairly sure I saw this on the Bring and Buy last year and passed on it.

And managed to miss Leman again!!
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« Reply #7 on: 17 June 2018, 12:09:52 PM »

Well I made it to the show around 11.30 and stayed until 1.30. I wore my Leman lanyard again but to no avail. At least Dave recognised me, but then he has had to put up with me hovering around the Pendraken stand since the mid-90s. Picked up some very competitively priced mdf stands for my 1914 project from him. Unlike Norm I did go with a list as I need to budget quite carefully these days, and I have four projects bubbling away at the moment: 1914 (15mm), GWSH II (6mm), the FPW in various games (10mm) and Saga: Age of Invasions (28mm). As a result I bought some 1914 markers and various tufts from Great Escape Games, the previously mentioned bases, some 6mm WWI Russians from Baccus, some very well-priced and exquisite looking trees from Lancashire Games and a box of Gripping Beast Late Romans for Saga. I was on the lookout for an mdf Limes watchtower but couldnít find one. However, ordered one from 4Ground when I got home and was delighted to find it was post-free.

I was disappointed not to be able to put on the FPW participation game but the circumstances were unavoidable. At least it is packed and ready for another club outing. Fortunately the club had 1066 to take its place. I was also disappointed with the catering which ran out of hot water for hot drinks. I was really looking forward to a coffee and a natter with some friends after my purchases. I also agree with Norm about the lighting situation so, as it was a flying visit (Iím usually there for about 8 hours) I didnít bother with the camera.

Hopefully next year I wonít have the same issues to deal with and will be able to run a game as usual with my friend Nev.
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« Reply #8 on: 17 June 2018, 01:04:17 PM »

Thanks all, re the lighting, a couple of years ago, I carefully selected some Vallejo paints from Pendraken, but when I got outside in 'real' light, two of the colours I had picked were not the shade or hue or whatever one might call it, that I 'thought' I had chosen. Leon kindly allowed me to change them to right shades.
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« Reply #9 on: 17 June 2018, 01:45:54 PM »

Artificial light makes a mockery of what 'you' see in 'proper sunlight'

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #10 on: 18 June 2018, 04:59:11 AM »

But how many games are played under conditions of  'proper sunlight'?
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« Reply #11 on: 19 June 2018, 10:48:32 AM »

Very few, but apart from Phalanx I donít know of any others that are played under orange sodium lighting.
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« Reply #12 on: 19 June 2018, 11:19:29 AM »

Border Reiver in Gateshead has some fairly yellow lighting.
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« Reply #13 on: 19 June 2018, 07:15:47 PM »

This is the very reason I donít like matt varnish on  figures. It just makes them look dull in any artificial light.
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