Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Broadside 2014 - The Games Part 1



The Rejects made it safe and sound to Broadside to play and display Posties, Russo-Japanese figures. He worked out a fictional game named The Battle of Shaho. The poor lad worked damned hard to get the game ready, also adding loads of extra's, the scratch built Observation Balloon, telegraph poles, village, fields, roads and even the frame that held the boards together. all that hard work paid off as the Rejects won "Best game at the Show"
I've got to admit we were all very surprised and very pleased! I'll post a few more pics of our game in another post.


Posties ridiculously excellent balloon stole the show!


The lads setting up the game, very quickly out came the drinks, God it was hot in there!!




Fran denied farting, but we all knew it was him! 


Fran was at it again, so Postie punished him by digging his long girlie nails in his shoulder...


Herne Bay Wargamers - Albuera 1811




Skirmish, setting up their game


Rainham Wargames Club - The Taking of Akaba

Clint made all the buildings himself, 
and had the excellent idea of bringing a backdrop board, it certainly makes the pics look crackin'!!I did feel quite sick when Clint showed me all the poor camels stuffed together into a tiny box, Fran too a pic, I was too upset to???






Clint takes pics of his game.


Gravesend Wargames Club - Kandahr 2nd Afghan War
The Gravesend boys won the award for Best Painted figures at the Show!!










John, Paul, George & Ringo
From the Milton Hundred Club, the organizers of Broadside


Southend Wargames - Cowboys





Praise the Lord, they opened the Fire Exit doors to let some air in...

Skirmish Wargames - The Magnificent Seven



Somewhere in France 1944 - Shepway Wargames Club





Postie chatting to another Postie



Gamers Hub


Bushido





Mayhem in the Mekong - Deal Wargames Society






Dr Who and the Dalaks - Friday Night Fire Fight



A PlayMobile wargame! From Gravesend Wargames Guild
Won the Award for Best use of Table Space!


SEEMS - ACW Naval Battle




Crossfire - WWII




WWI - Crush the Kaiser






Little Belgium - Medway Wargames Society



That's about it!
Part 2 to follow soon??

77 comments:

  1. Ray, you guys crack me up! A lot of terrific looking games and I am looking forward to a recap of your RJW game.

    Say, do you guys have a show/con every weekend? Sure seems like it!

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    1. Cheers Jonathan, I wish we did have a show every weekend!!!

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  2. Congratulations on Best in Show! (Sounds like you just won a dog show, doesn't it?) And with a balloon. Well done, Beatles.
    Some of those setup are rather cool. Like the desert one with camels. Any plans to do a desert campaign?

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    1. Postie does remind me of a Poodle and Fran a spitting image of a St Bernard!

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  3. Great set of piccies Ray, you guys were certainly up against some stiff opposition but well done winning.

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    1. Thanks Zaba, there were some great looking games at the show!!

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  4. Great job guys, well done on the award that balloon is inspired! Thanks for sharing the great pics of all the games. Oh and yes, I can well imagine Fran dropping one! ;-)... "Who me?...."

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  5. Great pictures dude.
    Well done the Rejects.

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  6. Very nice report Ray, Congratulations on the win. That back drop sets Clints terrain of very nicely indeed

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  7. Great bunch of pictures. Looks like a great day out and very cool to get a gong for the game.
    That is a great looking ballon.
    cheers

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    1. T'was a great day, and the win made it even better!

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  8. Looks like you guys had fun! Great pictures, too!

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  9. Fantastic report, lots of amazing looking games! Congrats on the best in show, well deserved. The balloon is certainly eye-catching. Cheers, Paul :-)

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    1. Thanks Paul, the balloon was the winner really!

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  10. Excellent report! Many thanks for sharing the great pictures.
    And many congrats for the award. Your game looks excellent, I love this balloon.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  11. Looks like you guys had a pretty good time there - thanks for sharing, Ray!

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  12. Nice one (won) Ray. Some interesting looking games there. As for the Heat Next time talk to me I know one of the duty managers and can get you Ice cubes. (Or Put on a desert Game and embrace the heat!)

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    1. Alan needs to arrange the show on a day when its raining!!!

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  13. Lots of goodies, all around.
    Congrats for your win (the balloon was excellent)!

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  14. Great pictures Ray, for a change you took more than me!

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  15. Great group of games Ray, thanks for sharing, and that balloon realy is magnificent!

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    1. Cheers, the balloon really added so much to the look of the game

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  16. Well done and well deserved for the 'Best Game' award. Fran does look particularly guilty in the 'he who smelt it, dealt it' photo.

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  17. Nice pics Ray and it was good to see you all again.

    Congrats to Postie on the prize

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  18. Great photographs Ray, glad to see you managed to slip away from the Rejects' game to snap the event for us.

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    1. It was a very quick look around as well Michael!

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  19. Congrat's guys! Great photos Ray!

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  20. Nice one on the award, good pics. Look forward to the second round.

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  21. Excellent balloon. Great pictures. Girly nails made me laugh.

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    1. You wanna see the nails, just typing the word makes me shudder....

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  22. Thanks for that almost as good as being there.

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  23. Thank you very much Ray for sharing the pictures !

    Loved the Playmobile game:)

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    1. Not really my cup'o'tea the playmobile game, but each to there own!

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  24. Well done the Rejects a great looking table it looked to. The balloon is magnificent and it certainly would of stood out from the crowd! Some great pics thanks for posting mate. The Playmobile game looked fun I've seen some excellent lego games shown about on the web as well.

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    1. Thanks Simon, Postie did make a fantastic job on the balloon! Not sure with the playmobile game, not really my kinda thang!

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  25. That's some really great looking games Ray and Posties Balloon is a real treat!

    Christopher

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  26. Best game at the Show? Fabulous work, Postie! I do love the balloon!

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  27. Nice photo-show, Ray. Thanks! "sweaty armpits, end-of-nose, and sticky dice means lots of cool-ones and a fun time. You gents are blessed.

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    1. There were a lot of sweaty armpits, mainly from the ginger oirish one!

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  28. Excellent post Ray. That balloon rocks!

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  29. Great looking game! The convention had a bunch of great looking games too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Cory, it was a very enjoyable show!

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  30. I'll say - that balloon is fantastic!

    FMB

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  31. Congrats on stealing the best game!

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  32. Well, you could've put more photos in the post, Ray... :)))
    Loved the lil' balloon and the camel cavalry!

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    1. I know it was a bit long wasn't it....

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  33. Great photos, Ray. Looks like lots of great action at Broadside.

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  34. These games are all fantastic and yeah, that ballon stole the show for sure. Mega talented folks you hang out with, Ray.

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    1. Indeed Elsie...indeed! Apart from Fran of course!

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  35. great report Ray I liked posties Balloon great touch

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  36. Great reporting Ray Posties balloon was a great touch

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