Saturday, 28 October 2017

SELWG 2017


Better late than never
Here's my take on SELWG 2017......
I've always loved SELWG, ever since getting into the daft hobby of ours many moons ago. I'm sorry to say that the show seemed to have slipped in the past few years IMHO, but this year I'm extremely happy to say it was back to its very best!
Yes there were a few traders and games missing, but it was still a crackin' show!
The standard of games were excellent and most were historical for a change!!!


Well that was a first... me and Postie were the first to arrive!
Tickets numbers 1 & 2!
And Postie still managed to push in!


My favourite game of the show went to Gravesend Wargames Club's  WWII game, Taking the Pissoir











Is that you?


South London Warlords - Invasion of the  Dalaks!!




Anti-Alchemists - Texas War of Independence 1835




Essex Warriors - Siege of Maldon 917AD





Me and Postie bumped into that famous wargaming dame, Tamsin.
No I'm not that tall, they're just both very very short!
(Pinched from BigLee's blog)


Crawley Wargames Club - Landsnecht!



I want one!!!!






Deal Wargmes Club - 7TP v the Panzers
Prudka River 4th Sept 1939
The Ugly Little Monster Burned like a Torch






Maidstone Wargames - Fenris



 Granville & Arkwright
or
BigLee and Clint


Friday Night Fire Fight 




Simon Miller - To the Strongest
The Battle of Ruspina







Not sure who - Looks like Napoleonics?




Or is that you?


Peter Pig - Spanish Civil War





Eastbourne Wargames Club - ACW
Using Trevor from Redoubt Minis collection







Loughton Strike Force - General de Armee





Upstairs near the Bring & Buy


Gravesend Gamers Guild - Panzer Vor



GLC Games Club - Mission: The Red Badge of Courage


Society of Ancients - Sentinum 295BC



Newbury & Reading Wargames Society - Stoke Field 1487






The games are in full swing


Streatham & Tooting - WotR or Condottieri?





Shepway Wargamers - Brittania 417AD









Bring & Buy


Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society - Sand & Salami
WWII El Ghiblets Nov 1940






The Headless Man on a Spit boys!!


74 comments:

  1. Great photos of some absolutely cracking games. Thanks for sharing, Ray.

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  2. Stunning collection of marvelous games. Yes, that Vauban style fortress is mighty impressive. Thanks for posting the photos!

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  3. Great! Thanks for a photo report :)

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  4. Great show photos, Ray! I want one of those Renaissance fortified towns too!

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  5. I want a castle as well!
    Although I'd settle for the church in the Texas War setup.
    Great shots and glad the show is back up to standards.

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    1. They're both excellent building, Alex.

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  6. Enjoyable to follow along: thanks for the excellent report (Granville and Arkwright: still chuckling over that one!)

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    1. It's the way Lee's standing that did it.

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  7. Awesome, what a pleasure to look at this report...

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  8. Lots of things I missed! Great photos.

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  9. Lots of things I missed! Great photos.

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  10. Thanks for the virtual tour Ray. I always enjoy your visits. Being posted to Tonga means I live vicariously through your postings. Keep it up mate.

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  11. Thanks for the photos and review Ray, it looks a good show with some very fine games. I am envious of the terrain for the Landsnect game, but I think it may be out of my price range.

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    1. Cheers Robbie, it was a great show, The Landsnecht terrain was a beauty. Apparently all handmade too?

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  12. Thanks Ray - a goodly amount of pleasure.

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  13. Better late than never, Ray, and this was a fantastic posting imho. indeed, between your coverage, Clint's and Tamsin's articles, I think I may well give this a visit next year.

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  14. Those are some wonderful looking games!

    Christopher

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  15. Thanks for the great photos Ray!

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  16. First time that I've seen some decent photographs of the venue and it looks great!
    I was very pleasantly surprised at the scarcity of non-historical games, but the width and deepthe of periods, scales etc. was a wonder to behold!
    Cheers for posting Ray.

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    1. There were a few non-historical games, but plenty more historical, which did make a change!

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  17. Wish I was there! Thanks for the pics and the entertaining report, Ray!

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  18. Good Pic of Stadller and Waldorf . Why did postie turn up so early? "I want one!!!!" Then build one, you lazy git. but we both know Postie would then look after it for several years and you would eventually forget about it until many years late and then Postie would try to convince you with some Machevellian plots that go on in the evil gremlins mind that Fran took it to Ireland.

    Nice pick and nice report. And "Good" to see you at the show. When I say "Good" I of course mean..... REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED REDACTED. Absol- REDACTED-lutly REDACTED REDACTED you little REDACTED REDACTED. As I am sure we all know.

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    1. Keep taking them thare pills Clint!

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    2. The yellow pills taste best

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  19. Cracking pics Ray! Really good report and worth the wait indeed!

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    1. Cheers Simon, hlad you enjoyed the post.

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  20. Great looking set of photos Ray.

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  21. Great to hear that you felt that the show was on the up and some wonderful shots of the games too!

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    1. Defo on the up and well worth a visit Sir M!

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  22. Great post Ray,
    Add me to the list of who would love that castle in there collection!

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  23. what a massive mafia gathering :)

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  24. Great stuff; haven't been to SELWG for years!

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  25. A Splendid Treat, to view Ray. As for that fortress why have one,when two or three might well do. Thanks a Bundle. BB

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  26. great pictures - will have to try and get along next year

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  27. Nice write up and pics Ray. I agree with you - "Taking the Pissoire" was my pick of the games too.

    I might be a tad shorter than you, but I'm not as short as Postie :)

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    1. Postie is like an evil gnome! So said Ian yesterday anyway!

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  28. Thanks for sharing Ray! Next saterday it's CRISIS. ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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  29. That made me chuckle, pipped at the post into 2nd place. Thanks for sharing, looked like a good show.

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  30. Great looking show, that's a lot of historical games, decent light and nice castle!
    Best Iain

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