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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Border Reiver Show Photo's

Border Reiver 2015 

[with a few omissions - apologies]

WW2 - Pegasus Bridge?
 Waterloo
 Moderns - Afghanistan?
 Anglo-Zulu War, 1879
American Civil War
 Frostgrave meets Blood Bowl
 Russo-Japanese War, 1904-05
 Pendraken Miniatures' Warband 
 Andrew Wylie's Dead Man's Hand 

24 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks Roy. This isn't a show I've ever been to but it looks cracking, and must have taken you quite a while to put this posting together. Many thanks indeed, and I especially like the "Dead Mans Hand" scenery as those cardboard buildings look really impressive. Did you manage to get a game in of it?

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    1. @Blaxkleric: Hello Simon
      First time I attended, yesterday. Yeah, it was alright as shows go. A lot of gamers/traders came down from Scotland for it. The DMH game is made from paper and card. It was at Shildon and Stockton last year, and will be at Stockton again this - Andrew (first time I've spoken to him) was telling me that it's growing with each show, and by Stockton there should be a locomotive engine and train.
      Show photo's might become a more regular thing, if I do become affiliated with Colonel Bill's. It depends on someone at the show taking photo's though - I'd only be a web-only staff member (if I could call myself that).

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  2. Thanks for the photos. Looks like a show that should be better known. Did you get to talk to the naval chaps about their cloth?

    Are you allowed to say more about Col Bill's?

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    1. @Edwin King: Hello Edwin
      Yes, I did make an enquiry about the cloth, but to the wrong person at the game ... By the time the owner came back they were mostly working through the computerised rules (though all note-keeping was being made in paper form). I think it's from Terrainmat.com. I do know all the ship models are Old Glory, as I've drooled over them before.

      As to Colonel Bill's; it was put to me yesterday whether I would blog on Stuart (the owner's) behalf. Like Loki and Ian Willey do for Warbases and Leven Miniatures. Talking at the show was an impossibility however, so I'm to see Stuart at some point after I've a new computer and take it from there, as he would like a presence on the various Forums to promote his own figure lines.
      I've a bullet point list of ideas that I'll put to him and then take it from there.

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    2. Sounds promising - I hope it works out for you.

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    3. Well, I've just got permission to work on the Steve Dean Forum.

      I think it's just going to be publicising work on the own-range products that Colonel Bill's produce, and steering people towards any painted and unpainted items in the webstore.

      While I'm at it I'll produce a blog diary for my Old West town and Gladiator projects. What I paint up and pass it along for them to sell. Any show photo's I take (I won't be working on the trade stall as there's a dedicated team already in place). Work I may undertake for the local shows (Durham, Gateshead, Shildon, Stockton), if any. If I go along to a club and play a game. Any Forum and Blog event participation I make.
      Generally keep a blog alive with content, which in turn promotes Col. Bills via association. Really just doing what I already am doing, but more focused to what Col. Bill's sells.

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  3. I didn't know this show was on this weekend, else I'd have tried to get along. Just in the area prior to moving to Stockton in a months time.

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    1. @Mad Tin Hatter: Oh right, I don't know how much advertising was done for the show, I picked up a flier for it at the York show in February.

      Once you're at Stockton then your local shows will be Shildon (near Darlington, 18th October - very small, only 2nd year running), Stockton (28th November - medium sized show), Durham Club open day (July time or something - Gilesgate, Durham) and Gateshead. There's a modelling show at Darlington as well.

      There's a gaming club at Redcar (Redcar Ironbeards, I think), which is east of Stockton on the coast, and I believe Dave Docherty (of One Man and his Brushes blog) is a member of a club at Guisborough, which is east of Middlesbrough. Obviously there's a few others, but there further afield.



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  4. Fabulous looking show. Some great photos there - did you manage to get any games in?

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    1. @Herbert West: Cheers
      No, I've never played a game at a show. Nerves get the better of me ... That and I don't like to play something I don't know the rules for.

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  5. So much to enjoy, it looks like a fabulous show.

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    1. @Michael Awdry: All the shows I've been to in the North East have been good, when I think on it. I don't know what other areas of the UK are like, but with the large population of manufacturers we have around here I think that helps. Plus, Scottish traders and people always turn up - This has got me thinking about this now :)
      Anyway, the show kept my attention for a number of hours and had me walking around three times, so it can't of been bad.

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  6. Great stuff Roy, thanks for all the pics!

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    1. @Evan Hughes: Cheers, and you're welcome.
      I was also nervous taking photo's at a show in the past, but I just crack on with it now

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  7. Some top looking games, thanks for sharing Roy!

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    1. @Ray Rousell: Hello Ray
      Thank you, and you're welcome

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  8. Best pics I've seen from the show Roy.

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    1. @Francis Lee: Thanks, though I can't claim credit. Camera set to intelligent-auto and then the pictures ran through kodak AiO once home.
      If I was able to take ace photo's, I'd be wanting to work for Playboy! ;)

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  9. Just so Stuart Knows who I am "Up the Gills!". And see him at Skirmish!
    Good looking show and glad you are back blogging!

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    1. @Clint: Thanks Clint!

      All last week the computer played broke. It is on it's way out though, so we've arranged for a new one.
      Yesterday the stupid thing decides to work properly, near enough.
      The Git!

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  10. Some very inspiring stuff there - thanks for sharing!

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    1. @Paul O'G: Thank you, and you're welcome.

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  11. Wow, fantastic pictures and great looking games here! Love the ACW and the Dead Man's Hand sceneries especially...

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    1. @Phil: Thank you. Yes, great looking games

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