First up, a re-posting of what I said last post - As I, in my infinite wisdom, buried the message at the bottom of a Colonel Bills catalogue post where most wouldn't read.
After the 2nd of December (next gaming meet of the group I'm in) I'll probably not be seen much on the blogosphere till around the 20th January 2017 (coinciding with the first show advert of 2017 for Col. Bills).
Truthfully, I'm a bit of an Internet addict, once I get surfing it I end up on it for hours, so I'm trying to cut back and also get some projects finished. Mainly a couple of units of 28mm Ancient Germans for To the Strongest!, my IHMN Prussian Company, some more ACW naval, and my chariot racing game.
I'll be checking my email periodically, in case PBB or contacts arrive in the in-box.
Battleground Show, yesterday, at Stockton.
My camera died at the very start. So no photos from me.
(hopefully I don't need to buy a new camera)
I played two games - Exec-Wing (X-Wing variant) by Consett Gamers. Which was a quick and easy game; the club secretary running the game was a top bloke and helped out the newbie player (me) fly my Imperial starfighters.
Second game was Matt Crump's (Wargames in the Dungeon) Lord of the Rings game.Which saw The Fellowship of the Ring fleeing the Uruks at Amon Hen.
I was watched on by Martin Cooke (who I 'borrowed' the photos from) and it sounds like my winning result was a better than average one; 3 Hobbits rescued and all Uruk-hai killed / routed. [Lurtz did survive, to be fair, after having shot Boromir full of arrows!] Only member of The Fellowship I did manage to lose was the most important one - Frodo Baggins, The Ring Bearer.
It was a great little game, strategic but simple to play. 20-30 mins playing time. Definitely a game I'd recommend. The game looks gorgeous, too.
Matt points out that he's going to activate 'this' bunch of Uruks
(I managed to squeeze in a game right at the very end of the show - Hence why most others are packing up their tables in the background)
Aragorn to the rescue!
I had the Dúnadan charge down the cliff edge, leaping from on-high into the midst of an Uruk band and quickly putting them to the sword.
Though I then went and lost Frodo Baggins (Hobbit nearest to picture, and this side of the head ruin). Whoops!
So it was another enjoyable addition of Battleground. A show which I've kept each year's entrance wristband - I've got all 3, so far! - in the hope that they might be worth something one day (doubtful).
And that's about it.