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


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