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Title: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: Norm on 19 June 2022, 12:33:26 AM
A look at the Phalanx 2022 (UK) wargame show.

LINK

http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2022/06/phalanx-wargame-show-uk-2022.html
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: Leon on 19 June 2022, 01:46:40 AM
Good to see you today Norm and glad you had a good day.  That new lighting was a definite improvement!

I think sales were really good from most of the traders I spoke to, and the club reported a record 550 through the door, so all good I think.  Some of the shows have been very hit-and-miss since Covid so it was nice to see this one hitting a high.  The club members are always friendly and really helpful as well.
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: fsn on 19 June 2022, 07:12:31 AM
Was good to manage to get there. Went with my daughter who I think now understands me a bit better.

Nice to meet Leon again, and for the first time Adele. Couldn't stay long but it seemed pretty busy.

 
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: Steve J on 19 June 2022, 07:33:01 AM
Off to read the report now Norm and glad to hear it was a well attended show, given all the financial challenges we face at present.
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 19 June 2022, 08:30:39 AM
I wuz na 'appy, Leon didna have the dark age army I wanted !! Overall a good show but decidedly lacking in 15mm moderns.  Managed to get several things including 9 ships in a file box for a £5. Also meet a few people not seen for a while.

PS - I think Leon is still talking to me, just about....
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: sultanbev on 19 June 2022, 10:36:48 AM
Quote from: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 19 June 2022, 08:30:39 AMOverall a good show but decidedly lacking in 15mm moderns
Well, we've noticed a decline in 15mm in all eras at recent shows, which is for the greater good as we all adopt the one true scale of 10mm.
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: sultanbev on 19 June 2022, 10:49:09 AM
It was good to get to a show again, although most of my money went on paints as the painting service is taking off again.
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: Steve J on 19 June 2022, 12:11:45 PM
I enjoyed the report Norm, so thanks for sharing this :) . Nice to see the show doing well, but the general preponderance of 28mm games is not something which attracts me now. I would like to go to the Joy of Six show, which is much more my sort of thing these days, but aside from having a prior arrangement that day, the cost of getting there is simply prohibitive for me now with the cost of petrol. If it carrys on like this, I might even have to miss Colours, which I'd hate as it is my 'local' show and one I generally enjoy :( .
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: fsn on 19 June 2022, 12:18:57 PM
Indeed Mr J. My daughter was surprised how I breezed past so many stands because they were offering the wrong scale.
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: paulr on 19 June 2022, 09:04:34 PM
Thanks for the interesting report Norm

QuoteI wuz na 'appy, Leon didna have the dark age army I wanted !! ...
PS - I think Leon is still talking to me, just about....
Did you pre-order in due time
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: fred. on 19 June 2022, 09:39:25 PM
Wasn't able to get to Phalanx this year as I had a prior commitment of the two-wheeled kind. But sounds like it was a good show - and with new lights as well!!
Title: Re: Phalanx 2022 show report
Post by: Big Insect on 19 June 2022, 09:54:52 PM
Great report Norm - good to see a lively show-scene reappearing again.

Partizan was also dominated by the 28mm games - lovely to behold - and it was nice to see some even bigger scale games (a 54mm scale game was probably the biggest) but you've got to be truly dedicated to a project like that for many months/years in advance. Looking at your photos, I recognised a few re-cycled games from Partizan, but I suspect that if you put that much effort in, you'd want to get more than one show's worth out of it.

I only got to buy a few Pendraken goodies at Partizan, as I was on the stand most of the day, promoting CWC-II, so didn't get the chance to go around the show and do any scouting or impulse buying. Which is not a bad thing, as I really must start to reduce my lead pile ahead of retiring at the end of this year.

Phalanx is a bit far for me to go for a 1 day event (from Bristol) but you have inspired me to think about drafting a report on my next show - 'Attack' at Devizes in July - although I am competing in a 28mm Dark Ages competition - so my show-time will be limited.

Again, thanks Norm