Tuesday, 19 October 2021

SELWG 2021


Last Sunday, 4 Rejects went on our first tour of a Wargame show in 20 months. Richard, Postie, Lee and myself drove to Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton for the 
SELWG show.

We got there pretty early but only stood in the queue for around 15 minutes.

Straight in the doors and who do I bump into, Tamsin!

Rob from Reiver looking very stern, perhaps I should have spent more?
Wasn't till I got home I realised that was true, I'd forgotten to buy some Austrian Grenadiers!!!

Too Fat Lardies - Infamy Infamy

I went back a little later when there was a little bit of action.

Too Fat Lardies - O Group, Operation Epsom

Too Fat Lardies - Strength and Honour, Bibracte 58BC

Full Colour Fantasy - The Prisoners Dilema

Postie giving Simon from Parkfield Miniatures his dosh.

Society of Ancients - The Battle of Trebia 218BC

Real Time Wargames

Not sure? No1

Col Bill, doing his thang!

Lost Ark Landsers - "Ding! Dong!" 28mm WWII

Newbury and Reading Wargames Society - Battle of Bosworth 1485

Spalding Wargames Club - Star Wars Legion

The Bring & Buy, pretty late in the day. There was a lot of great stuff on sale for a change.

Spalding Wargames Club - Fistful of Lead

The queue for lunch. Apparently a Fish n Chip van was hired for lunch, but overnight some bugger nicked it!!!
So a Mexican food and coffee vans were quickly called. Sensibly Richard bought some sandwiches, me Postie and Lee didn't, so we had to stand in line with everyone else.
Note the Mexican in the Mexican queue!

South London Warlords - Stingray

GLC - Assault on Villa Cobo 1937, Spanish Civil War

Deal Wargames Boworadet Rebellion, Siam 1933

Random Shot No1

Essex Warriors - Star Wars, Attack of the Clones

Milton Hundred - Carentan WWII

SEEMS - Colonial 

Random Shot No2

Cheshunt Wargames - 6mm Battle for Hoe Binh, Indochina 1951

1/72 Games - Beersheba 1917

Shepway Wargames - Viva la Revolution - Mexican Revolution 1917

What a fantastic looking game this was!

Excellent Train

Random Shot No4

Crawley Wargames Club - Maharajpore Masala Curry 1843

Not sure?

Gravesend Gamers Guild - 40K

Scarab Miniatures - War & Conquest

Random Shot No5

Prince Rupert's Bluecoats - Moon Over Sedgemoor 1685

My favourite game of the show, we;; it would be wouldn't it?

Here's of pic of the well deserved Winners of Best of Show!!

I met Simon from Iron Mitten blog, centre, he made me put the hat on. I did tell him 
I've got a big head!

I was quite impressed with the new venue, lots of open space, with loads of room for more traders next year. I did miss the quirkiness of Crystal Palace I've gotta admit, but not the choline smell. 
I guess it was a difficult decision moving to North London, being the South East London Wargames Club, but If that was the best place available then why the hell not.
Well done guys, great show!


  1. Looks a great day out Ray ..

    I am looking forward to getting down to Salute this year - let’s catch up

    1. Absolutely. We'll have to do a blogger meet up again.

  2. Some great looking games Ray…
    Someone stealing the fish and chip van…😳… that kind of act surely calls for pitchforks and burning torches…we are truly in dark times 😱

    All the best. Aly

  3. That must have been an enjoyable day out for the gang.

  4. "Straight in the doors..." my arse! It was a good couple of hours later!

    Great pics of the games, Ray, but what about the loot?

    It was a shame my camera was buried so deep in my bag when I saw you sitting outside - a photo of "Ray and his spare tyre" would have been a good one for my blog! ;)

  5. Some great photos!
    Shame about he Chip van.

  6. A very comprehensive looking report Ray - looks like a lot of interesting games going on there! I only ever made it to two or three shows when I was still in the UK - Edinburgh and Glasgow in the late 70's - how old does that make me sound?! (I was only 15 or 16 - the first time, my Dad had to take me and a couple of mates - fortunately, he was a model railway enthusiast so I hope he wasnt too bored with it all!)

  7. Why were you not wearing masks? It all looked pretty empty to me, maybe confidence in attending events is not shared by all?

  8. Thanks for all the pics Ray, I love a show tour of tables. I was surprised that the Bring and Buy went ahead, due to social distancing considerations etc ... was that an issue or was it spaced enough to make it work out ok?

    1. It was spaced out quite considerably. It did help with social distancing IMHO.

  9. Some good looking games and a bright looking venue.

  10. Spectacular tables - and pictures - love the Mexican Revolution game...Thanks for sharing!

  11. Great revue Ray. I wasn't looking stern mate, I was perplexed by it being two top coats warmer in the south than the frozen North!

  12. Great looking show with the proverbial room to swing a cat.
    Thanks for all the great eye candy.

  13. Looks like a lot of tables and people - bet it felt good to get out again.
    Once difference I noted - here everyone would've been still wearing a mask, vaccinated or not.

    1. It was a grand day out. I think we're ahead in the covid vaccine programme than the US. Most adults are double jabbed in the UK, which won't stop you getting it but will stop you being hospitalised if you do get it.

  14. looks great, that was a lot of photos.

  15. Fab pics as usual. Good to see the Rejects out and about again!

  16. It was great to meet again. I’m glad you liked the game it was a lot of fun to run. Hopefully see you at the next one.

    1. Twas indeed Sir. A pleasure to meet you and see this great game again.

  17. Impressive amount of stunning games. Thanks for sharing the images, Ray!

  18. Great looking games,well jealous!
    Best Iain

  19. That is a very impressive looking show, thanks for sharing the pics.

    Cheers, Ross

  20. Very nice report, thank you for this, Ray!

  21. Sensational report Ray. What a great array of photographs expertly captured. Thanks.

  22. looks fabulous - nice to see some shows are back on

  23. Looks like it was a great show Ray! Some really lovely tables there.

  24. Great pictures mate. A week later and I think my knees have recovered!

  25. I really have missed the show round ups with all the great looking tables for so many different game systems - thanks for sharing!

    1. No problem Jamie, glad you enjoyed the post.

  26. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful wargaming eye candy.


  27. A great report with all those splendid pictures! Thanks. Nearly as good as being there... ;-)