Hi all I thought you would like a little up date on our visit to Colours 2011 with our fantasy demo game. We put on a battle between the High Eleves and Dwarfs using a very good set of rules that Mark had run up for us. We easily filled the 12x6 that had been provided for us, we didn't count but there must have been getting on for 2000 figures. We had a very successful weekend with plenty of interest in our game (as we did at MK in July) I think we all spent a fair amount of time particularly on the Saturday speaking to visitors and gamers. A big thank you to Steve, Dave, Mark and Neil for their efforts over the weekend.
We have already started to think about a game for 2012, as we like to alternate (but not fixed in stone) we thought we should aim for an historical subject.
Please feel free to put forward your suggestions and ideas, we do lean towards demonstration games these days as participation games are hardwork as I am sure anyone previously involved will confirm.
We also try and base it around existing figure collections, the club will usually help out with terrain if required but to buy figures can be a big out lay.
Ah but no one has any boxer minis! and as yet apart from some 15mm Samurai armies not much in the way of demo quality models to use. However we have been discussing the late war Japan Russian war in Manchuria. This has not been done to my knowledge, and with some excellent 28mm stuff coming from Warlord and the Plastic soldier company, this may be the one I would go for, I would certainly try my hand at the Japanese...just not a match for those T34/85's though!
As I said we need to aim at something where we have a base of figures to start with unless of course someone has a burning desire to get into a new period. The late Japan, Russian war in Manchuria, not something that I am very familiar with but wasn't it very one sided? Masses of Russian hardware against a basic armed Japanese infantry army that was just rolled over?
What Terry says about having a figure base makes excellent sense, but I'm quite keen to use my 28mm Japanese. He's also correct about the1945 war being one sided. I'd prefer something Pacificy as the few figures I've painted are finished as SNLF troops, (and it is the 70th. anniversary of the invasion of Guadacanal next year).
A word to the wise is unneccessary. It's the stupid ones that need our help.