|Something Romano-British with a pretty table|
|Hull wargames Malburian game was a decent display, in the right place to look its' best too...|
Nevertheless, once through the door it was the usually sweaty rugby scrum of too many people and traders squashed in to too little space. Personally I felt that more so than some other shows the games were rather lost in all this, easily overlooked or too crammed out to appreciate. We did arrive at the peak time granted, but it felt like many of the display games were trapped in main thoroughfares or tucked away in dingy corners. For me the traders could have been spread out better, but I'm sure the organisers did what they could. Only on the second floor by the track-viewing windows did space and lighting for the games seem fine.
|Kings of (slightly out of focus) War|
That in mind I found some of the displays very familiar, indeed from reading other accounts it appears at least one of them appears every year in much the same guise - like a model railway set. Some of the displays were of no interest, small or hey-ho humdrum. Also I only took my mobile phone so my photos are only a sample of the day.
Knowing the day before I was to visit I had only a brief time to think if I needed to buy anything, in the end I spent half the £100 budget I gave myself - some plastic Napoleonics and a Metal Renaissance cannon being the entirety of it. I had hoped to find some books; but I managed to miss the book sellers in the melee. Given I was there for less than 2 hours, with company to entertain too, it's no surprise.
|Part of the 'train set'; a nice naval action, though everyone seems to have had their sails shot off...|