Carronade took place in Falkirk, Scotland yesterday.
I was there nice and early, thanks to the power of Jet-Lag [Los Angeles].
Weather as sunny as LA, ambient temperature noticeably less! Brr!
Anyhow, as usual, I took lots of pictures, and will now share them with you, alongside a few comments.
First up - Plataea - presented by a combination of the Glasgow Phoenix Club [hosts of Wappinshaw, 2nd June] and the SOA. The tiles are Paul's new self-manufactured cork set.
Last minute adjustments
Greek mercenaries on the Persian flank
Greek elections today - demos in action
Get in there lads!
The venue - a school - has a series of halls the show uses. The main three are on the ground floor.
Upstairs has two smaller halls which this year housed a busy flea market and a RPG annex
St Aidens were running a Malifaux game on some nice dungeon scenery
Falkirk RPG group were making use of an innovative building system, whereby areas and structures could be clipped together in an infinite number of ways
Dumfries had a Romans Vs Barbarians game. Many teddy bears died to make this table!
Border Reivers brought an unusual combination - Vietnam in 25s. I was sickeningly jealous when told how cheaply the civilian vehicles were obtained.
Most Vibrantly Coloured game of the day definitely went to the SF skirmish put on by Critical Mass Games
Glasgow and District came with an Eastern Front WW2 game in a larger than normal scale
The Iron Brigade maintained their usual standard with an ECW game. Pike and Shotte impacting the mix of period-games at shows already?
SESWG came with a Desert WW2 game - no idea on the rules used for this.
I think there was only a single WW2 game in 15mm? RAF Leuchars were suspiciously quiet with the first in their planned series of games on the Band of Brothers in 28s.
Carronade saw a couple of ACW games - a relative rarity in the UK circuit. The first of these was New Market, by the Dunfirmline club.
Longest Table Award clearly went to Gourock, presenting day two of Gettysburg
Durham were doing it Old School, with 1812 in 54
Although relatively new to the convention scene, DWARF has been running for over fifteen years.
Predominantly a GW game playing club, DWARF have recently started branching off into other systems such as Flames of War, Some ACW, Uncharted Seas, Urban War, Wings of War and a few other small skirmish type games.
Livingston took a unique approach by dividing one table into two games, one historical, one SF - to highlight the main activities of the club.
The Independent Wargames Brigade are in the habit of presenting unique games. This time, it was Pirates! Award to this family for the Best Hats in Show!
Last, but certainly not least was yet another gorgeous game from the League of Augsberg.
For the full gallery of the show, please see http://www.flickr.com/photos/46755253@N00/sets/72157629607384804/
If I've made any errors or omission in game descriptions, please let me know and I'll be happy to edit.
My thanks to Falkirk for putting on the show and to all the traders and gamers who gave their time and effort to make it a worthwhile day.
A reminder - Wappinshaw is on the 2nd of June in Glasgow. If you are a trader or a club wishing to attend and didn't speak to Euan or Graham on Saturday, please make swift use of the email address on the side-bar!