Friday, 17 October 2014

SELWG 2014 - The pics


Rejects in the queue
Fran, Lee, Ian & Postie

Had a great day out last Sunday at SELWG, most of the Rejects attended, the show unfortunately did seem to be down in numbers, both traders and visitors, which is a shame because its a damned good show. For once we didn't eat our grub watching Waterpolo, Ian must have been feeling ill, because he bought us all lunch!!!!!
I spent most of my time chatting to other gamers and bloggers, including Tamsin, Kawe, Simon Miller, Alan Abbey & Steve n Steve

Anyway on with the games!!!!


Loughton Strike Force - Hill 112 Normandy 1944







Is that you??


Crush the Kaiser - The Battle of Tannenberg August 1914





Southend Wargames Club - Talavera, but not as we know it, 1709 WSS
 The boys from Southend do it again, they get my vote for Top Game at the show.
Moving the Napoleonic Battle of Talavera back in time to 1709




Drool!!!!!





Mr Partridge, not sure what he's pointing at??








Or is that you??


Streatham & Tooting (Real Time Wargamers) - Home before the Leaves Fall






The Painters......not painting?? Must be lunchtime!



Robert Dunlop & Sons - The Battle of First Ypres 20th October 1914


Love the forest, that's how they should look!!






The Society of Ancients - Matinea 362BC






Shepway Wargames Club - Le Petit Villages WWII Normandy










Crossed Lances - Medieval Tourament



SELWG -  15mm Samurai Skirmish




Gravesend Wargamers Guild - ECW Muskets & Tomahawks




Tonbridge Wargames Club - The Battle of Cape St Vincent





Deal Wargames Society - Mayhem on the Mekong








Simon Miller - Kent 55BC
Using his own "To the strongest" rules
Another top game, with some fantastic looking figures!!!











Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble




SEEMS - Hotham's First action, March 1795



Lots of talking going on.


Newbury & Reading Wargames Society - The Battle of Brienne Jan 1814




Peter Pig - PBI Company Commander




Essex Warriors - SYW
Some beautiful figures in this game!!!













Crawley Wargames Club - AD SPATIUM ACCEDIS
Chariot Racing!!!



I went over to have a chat with Col Bill, but his till had jammed and he was
busy reading through the instruction booklet.....poor chap!!!


Gravesend Wargams Club - Sudan Wars
Put that tongue away Reece!!
Postie even makes it in the pic????









79 comments:

  1. Great pics mate! Whats with the captcha on here ya big poof?

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    1. Last week I had 786 spam comments, its getting on my tits, so I've put the horrid beast up for a week or 2.

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    2. Only like spam in my sandwiches

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    3. Don't even like spam in my sandwiches! ;-)

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    4. I use the "only registred followers can give comments". No captcha needed and no spam! ;-)

      Greetings
      Peter

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  2. A lot of great photos, Ray! Talavera gets my vote for top layout too. Outstanding!

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  3. Great Piccies Ray, but was good time had by all ?

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  4. Looks like a great turnout for the event.
    Lazy painters - they're all fired!

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  5. Looks like you had a good time fellas! :)

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  6. So many amazing battlefields...you're unlucky, I guess it was so difficult to choose! May be, one day, I'll be unlucky with this kind of great event...meanwhile, thanks for sharing Ray!

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    1. You should come across and visit a UK show Phil.

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  7. Great pics Ray and good to see you again :)

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    1. Indeed it was me lady, we'll have to sort out that date for a game, sooon!

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  8. Great photos Ray! Some very cool looking games there!

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    1. There were some cracking looking games Rodger.

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  9. Yes great photos Ray! I really wish I'd had a proper chance to see some of the other games. The Ypres game looked intriguing, and the terrain looked a bit like the excellent Bruce Wiegle boards at Newbury last year. That Hill 112 was a bit good, too! And Talavera. Was nice to catch up!

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    1. That's the trouble when you put on a game, your time is not your own, like you said, great to catch up.

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  10. It looks like Zorndorf was the SYW game. Nice pictures.

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    1. Your right, the chaps said it was based on Zorndorf, I forgot to put that in, thanks for the reminder!!!

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    2. Gets my vote as the nicest looking game.. the Talavera one runs it a close second though. Hope some of them make it to Warfare next month...!

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  11. Splendid looking show, Ray! Looks like a grand time. I liked the look of the 7yw and wss tables, but the fleets looked like too much fun!

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  12. That looks like a seriously fun time!

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  13. some great photos, but the Talevera game looks awesome

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    1. Sure did, love colourful Spanish figures!!!

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  14. Some nice looking games. I too like the Talavara game maybe not me very favourite but in the top 3 for me. Good as ever to see you and the other rejects. Chat later. Looks like I missed a couple of games (Oh well).

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  15. You northern hemisphere chaps with your giant conventions make me seriously jealous! Great pictures, Ray.

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  16. Well done, Ray - great stuff!

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  17. Lots of great looking games there! The Normandy and Talevara games really do stand out.

    Christopher

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  18. Lovely pics Ray. Thanks for sharing. Good to see all the boys looking sharp.

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  19. You've spoilt us with these splendid shots Ray, thank you.

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  20. Great pics Ray - very jealous - looks like a great day was had!

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    1. We all enjoyed the day out of our cages, that's for sure!

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  21. Excellent photo's mate...and a good write up.

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  22. Just to confirm, I am not in any of those photographs of the crowds, and Col. Bill's till was working today at the Shildon wargames show.
    Cheers for sharing, as London's a bit too far for me to get to a show.
    Roy

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    1. You'll have to come down to London for one of the shows one day, Roy??

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  23. Great post Ray! Thanks for sharing these pictures with us!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  24. Greate pictures Ray ! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Nothing worse than a broken till. The detail in that burned building is amazing. Such talent over there. Glad you ran into friends and fellow bloggers.

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    1. Thanks Elsie, some of the terrain was mighty impressive!

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  26. Nice one Ray, lot's of eye-candy there. Thanks for posting!

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  27. Those are some great looking games. Thanks for posting.

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  28. Oh, that is a lovely day! So much good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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  29. Great photos, Ray. Every time I see games like these I can't stop drooling.

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  30. Great looking show! Thanks for sharing. I especially liked Talavera and the Chariot racing game. Great stuff!

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    1. I had a toasted cheese and tomato roll, very tasty indeed!!!

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    2. At first I read it, a tossed cheese and I thought, what's tossed cheese.

      Glad your meal was tasty.

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  32. Wonderful pictures!
    Many thankes, Ray.

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  33. Cracking photo report Ray and, unsurprisingly, the Talavera game would get my vote too! There were sone unusual figures in the mex - aside from Essex, what other range(s) were used? Any idea?

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    1. Cheers Gary!! I did have a long chat with Richard at the Talavera game, he said the figures were from Eureka?? But I can't find these figures on their site, I think he got a little confused with Khurasan's lovely figures....here's a link to them.
      http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/marlburian.html

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    2. Ray - those Khurasan figures are mouth watering... but are they 15mm or 18mm? Says both! How did they look c/w your Essex stuff??

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    3. Well, I guessed some might be Khurasan and they are VERY nice. So much so that I was forced to put in a small order . . . Typical when I've got lots of Ebor French to paint up. Looks those boys will end up on eBay . . . :O(
      Had a look through Fighting 15's and Eureka, but couldn't find any either. Must be that Mickey you slipped him Ray ;O)

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  34. Tony - Khurasan have a photo comparison shot of one of their figures against a variety of other 15's. Can't give you a like because the site's down for maintenance, which means he's not taking any further orders for a few days while he catches up on picking and packing. They're about the same size as Freikorps and smaller than AB if that's any use.

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