Wappinshaw 2013 - Key Info

Wappinshaw 2013 was on the 1st of June at the Kelvin Hall Glasgow

The Glasgow Phoenix Wargames Club meets on Tuesday evenings between 1800-2200 at Partick Burgh Hall.

The first Tuesday of each month is a communal game and an ideal time to introduce yourself.

Friday, 11 May 2012

List of Clubs/Games at Wappinshaw

Here is a provisional list of the clubs coming to Wappinshaw, and the games they will be bringing with them. As per last year, there is a mix of demonstration games [feel free to chat] and participation games [please join in].

Bathgate Wargames Society - Highwayman’s Hazard - Participation

Falkirk District Wargames Club - details tbc

Gourock Wargames Association  - 15mm The Battle of Kunersdorf, 1759 - Demonstration

Dumbarton Wargames Club  - details tbc

SESWC - 15mm AWI - Demonstration

Kirriemuir Wargames Club - 28mm Urban War - Participation

Glasgow Wargames Club - Bandits! Tally ho! using Check Your Six rules - Participation

G3 Gaming Club - Empire of the Dead: Cruel Britannia - Participation

Dumfries Wargames Club - 28mm VBCW (tbc) - Demonstration

Three weeks to Wappinshaw!

List of Traders at Wappinshaw

Below is a provisional list of traders at Wappinshaw this year. We're hoping to add a couple more into the mix, but these chaps are all confirmed. If you are a trader who would like to attend but hasn't already spoken to Euan or Graham, use the email on the sidebar ASAP!

4A Miniatures
Central Wargaming
Colin Worley Books
Gateshead Games
Graham Robertson
Jamiesons Models
Pendraken Miniatures
Rif Raf Miniatures
Solway Crafts and Miniatures
Static Games
The Dragon and George
Under the Bed Enterprises
Graham's Wuerkshoppe

Three weeks tomorrow!


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Pictures from Carronade

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.

Phoenix-SOA - Plataea (6)

Last minute adjustments

Phoenix-SOA - Plataea (10)

Greek mercenaries on the Persian flank

Phoenix-SOA - Plataea (19)

Greek elections today - demos in action

Phoenix-SOA - Plataea (23)

Persians ready

Phoenix-SOA - Plataea (12)

Get in there lads!

Phoenix-SOA - Plataea (25)

The venue - a school - has a series of halls the show uses. The main three are on the ground floor.

Hall 1

Middle Hall

Upstairs has two smaller halls which this year housed a busy flea market and a RPG annex

Flea Market

St Aidens were running a Malifaux game on some nice dungeon scenery

St Aidans Warriors - Malifaux (5)

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

Falkirk RPG

Falkirk RPG (6)

Dumfries had a Romans Vs Barbarians game. Many teddy bears died to make this table!

Dumfries (10)

Dumfries (4)

Border Reivers brought an unusual combination - Vietnam in 25s. I was sickeningly jealous when told how cheaply the civilian vehicles were obtained.

Border Reivers - Vietnam (11)

Border Reivers - Vietnam (15)

Border Reivers - Vietnam (8)

Border Reivers - Vietnam (12)

Most Vibrantly Coloured game of the day definitely went to the SF skirmish put on by Critical Mass Games

Critical Mass Games (4)

Glasgow and District came with an Eastern Front WW2 game in a larger than normal scale

Glasgow and District - WW2 (7)

Glasgow and District - WW2 (5)

The Iron Brigade maintained their usual standard with an ECW game. Pike and Shotte impacting the mix of period-games at shows already?

Iron Brigade - ECW (8)

Iron Brigade - ECW (5)

SESWG came with a Desert WW2 game - no idea on the rules used for this.

SESWG - WW2 (3)

SESWG - WW2 (8)

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.

RAF Leuchers - Band of Brothers

RAF Leuchers - Band of Brothers (6)

RAF Leuchers - Band of Brothers (2)

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.

Dunfermline - ACW - New Market (9)

Dunfermline - ACW - New Market (6)

Dunfermline - ACW - New Market (3)

Longest Table Award clearly went to Gourock, presenting day two of Gettysburg

Gourock - Gettysburg Day 2 (5)

Gourock - Gettysburg Day 2 (4)

Gourock - Gettysburg Day 2 (10)

Durham were doing it Old School, with 1812 in 54

Durham - 1812 (7)

Durham - 1812 (2)

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.

DWARF - Warhammer (3)

DWARF - Warhammer (8)

DWARF - Warhammer

Livingston took a unique approach by dividing one table into two games, one historical, one SF - to highlight the main activities of the club.

Livingstone - Split Personality (3)

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!

Independent Wargames Group - Pirates (6)

Independent Wargames Group - Pirates (8)

Last, but certainly not least was yet another gorgeous game from the League of Augsberg.

League of Augsberg (6)

League of Augsberg (7)

League of Augsberg (2)

League of Augsberg (11)

League of Augsberg (15)

League of Augsberg (23)

League of Augsberg (20)

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!