Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Hi all,  well as some may know I am attending the upcoming Warmachine campaign weekend at Triple helix wargames, which is being run by the legion of snake eyes.  Having been talked into becoming a member (curse my inability to say 'NO') of said club, I have also taken on the task of building a themed board for the event.

It all started with an idea to make a dock / harbour for my club, so that we could use it for warmachine and various other games.  I just so happened to mention this to my fellow Legion member Dan, and he suggested that I build the board.  So that was about 2 weeks ago, and so far I am just under half way through this mamoth task.

To drive my enthusiasm a bit further I thought I'd post up some pics of the board so far:

First building on the first harbour pier, the flooring is all cast from a custom mold that I made.

Top down view of the water section, showing recessed steps at the back and the side of the slipway.

View accross the harbour towards the first building

 The first pier, showing the building in the background with the harbour gallows on the end of the pier section.

I still have a lot to do, and I will work on the detailing of these parts also, like bollards and rope along the edge of the piers, well we wouldn't want any Jacks falling the 6 1/2 inches into the murky depths below (or would we?).

Well, watch this space for updates on this project and with a bit of luck I'll get it finished on time.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

PAW 2011 - Show report

Hi all, well what a weekend.  Two drives to Plymouth and back at 87 miles each way, phew i'm knackered. 

The show was very well attended with slightly more visitors on the saturday than the Sunday, but generally there was a constant stream of enthusiasts throughout both days.

The show hosted several tournaments including 40k and Flames of War, which all seamed very active.  The main hall was full of demo games, with trade stands around the sides.  The traders all reported a good return on there investments of time and energy, and I certainly noticed plenty of trade occuring.

I was there in my capacity as a GCN rep, and we had the GCN stand with us, which helps to draw folks closer to see what we're up to.  This year we were demoing the Relics system by Tor Gaming, and I must say that it was very well received.  Most folks liked its quirky design and figures.  We ran over 20 demo's throughout the two days, ranging from short games for a couple of 6 year olds right up to 3 way games for the veterans.  I must thank Smiffee for all his help in running the table whilst I was off  networking and securing support for The Cornwall Gaming Expo, in October this year (more on this soon).

I managed to sign up another new club for the GCN and a potential disabled wargames club in Plymouth, which I have offered my assistance with.  I also completed the paper work for Cornwall Miniature Wargames Association, who joined the ranks of the GCN late last year.

So all in all, the show was a great success, and here is some pics to prove it:

 Main hall with Demo games

 A very ammusing Monty python quest for the holy grail game in Lego

 A fantastic Warhammer fantasy game from Cross swords club

 Another fun game, entitled "Eat Hitler".  This game found the players trying to eat German soldiers with dynosaurs!

Mid way through a demo game of Relics, with some Varriers lurking in the undergrowth.

Lucky dice