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Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Last Saturday I made the annual pilgrimage to Carronade, the show put on by the Falkirk and District Wargames Club. I made the trip with David and his son Matthew. As we had booked a table at the flea market style bring and buy, we set off just before 7am, arriving at the venue just on 9.30am.
We had managed to get a table for the first and third hours. We would have had liked to get two consecutive hours as per last year. However, an administrative mix up meant that we didn't. Here is a shot of our table, just at the start of the sale.

I didn't get much time to go round the tables during the day. Here are a few photos that I managed to take.

 Leuchars, as usual, came up with an innovative participation game: Operation Chastise; The Dambusters Raid. The players take the roles of key crew members and attempt to drop their bomb on target.
 Oldmeldrum Wargames Group put on a demonstration game of Voltri 1796 using a set of fast play Napoleonic rules being developed by Alistair Massey from the club. That might come as a surprise to those who know Alistair!
 Two shots of Bannockburn 2014 by Dunfermline Wargames Club.They were using Commands and Colors rules. This appealed as It is something that we have done. Our experience is that the rules need too much tweaking and invention to cover the medieval period. Didn't have time to stop to find out how they found it.
 The Wings of War Aerodrome: UK Wing put on a WW1 game in the morning and in the Afternoon a WW2 game set in the Battle of Britain..
                                                      Falkirk put on ACW Piquet.
Dunfermline Wargaming And Roleplaying Fellowship put on a Bolt Action game set in Normandy..
                  Dingwall Wargames Club public participation game Tuffnall's Bridge.
Old Contemptables. Senguko era Japanese Warfare using a version of the Black Powder rules..
Here are a selection of the other tables on view. It was a question of shoot first, no time to ask questions. 
Once Upon A Time In The Low Countries. Durham Wargames Club. D'erlon's attack at Waterloo in 54mm.
All in all it was a busy but good day. We had lunch in between our selling stints, so it was not till after two that I managed to get round the tables. I met and talked to a lot of old and new friends, which is one of my main reasons for going to these shows. I managed to sell all but five of the items I took to sell. That will be good news for my mum's care home, as I always donate at least 20% of what I make. Most of the rest went to fund my purchases from Crooked Dice, S &A Scenics!/~/category/id=3196110&offset=0&sort=normal, Caliver Books and  Commando Miniatures

 On the way home on the Motorway, I managed my first glimpse of The Kelpies roadside sculpture

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