Tuesday 26 February 2013

Cavalier 2013 - On tour with Posties Rejects

Well after the Bring and Buys shenanigan's in my last post, I thought I'd better get on with the better side of Cavalier!
Fran and BigLee have both already posted on this years show so you may have seen the pics or something like them before.
It was great to see 5 of Posties Rejects make it to the show, myself, Postie, Fran, BigLee, Ian, Smiffy all made it to Tonbridge along with several Reject friends, Vince, Dave Cook, Bob Cordery,Clint and Steve Dix from NorseyGamer blog, with his pal Steve 2. I also met up with  John Lambshead, who gave me the Dark Age Saxons I unknowingly bought from him on ebay! John told us about his new book he's got coming out soon, which sounds very interesting.

Postie, Steve Dix and me

We lost Postie, here's in there somewhere?

BigLee taking some pics!

Reject Ian minus his son little Ian otherwise known as H. I think H 
made more of a dent in his Dad's wallet than Ian did himself!

Still can't find Postie, come on we want a cup'o'tea!

An excellent looking siege game from West Kent Gamers.

Maidstone Wargames - Operation Deadstick 1944

 Ah, there's Postie!!

Southend Wargames Club - To The Beat Of Drum 
A Seven Years War game using Maurice rules, I had a long chat with Richard Partridge, from the group, he very kindly went through some of the rules mechanisms with me, I gotta admit I'm sorely tempted! Posties got a massive &YW collection that we haven't used in years that are begging to be played with!
Cheers Richard

Not the best pics I've ever taken, but there was always a crowd around this 
table, a simple but very effective looking game.

Who's that sticking their head in the way?? Answers on a postcard....

Old France New England

Another great looking game, what a great looking bridge too!

Friday Night Fire Fight Club - Operation Unthinkable, Patten's Charge 1946
A what if, the Russians kept going past Berlin game.

My pick of the games at the show was this one A Very French Civil War - from SEEMS ( South East Essex Military Society) I had a long chat with one of their members, sorry I didn't get your name.  Very stupidly I didn't get any pic of the whole set-up, the Seems lads built the terrain on a raised platform around waist height, it saved them bending and left a ledge for their rules drinks and sarnies to sit on without getting in the way of the game, what a bloody good idea!!!
The pics speak for themselves!