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.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Thanks - and Pictures from Wappinshaw

The Wappinshaw team would like to extend their thanks to all the traders, gamers and punters who made the day what it was at Wappinshaw today.

From the take on the door we believe numbers were up on last year, but also that the number of younger gamers was down as a proportion. The B&B seemed to do a brisk trade.

And with that, onto the pics!

Clearly, the most important place to start is the food. The Royal Concert Hall benefits from having catering accessible to the show. The bacon butties were once again outstanding, but here's my lunch

The Grub

The chicken pie was good, but the apple pie was scrumptious enough to deserve its own close-up

The Grub (3)

I s'pose we should mention the games?

SESWC took the Jubilee into account and wore their republican sympathies on their sleeves by putting on an AWI game.



SESWC - AWI game (2)

The only naval game of the day was by Falkirk, who took us back a hundred years to the Heligoland Bight.

Falkirk - Heligoland Bight (2)

Dumfries moved things forward slightly to the Inter-war period for an AVBCW game.

Dumfries - AVBCW (8)

Dumfries - AVBCW (4)

Dumfries - AVBCW (9)

Bathgate brought an 18th C highwayman/skirmish game

Bathgate - Highwaymans Hazard (2)

Most of my day was spent around the Phoenix Club game - Ascalon from the First Crusade.

Phoenix - Ascalon (2)

Phoenix - Ascalon (3)

Phoenix - Ascalon (12)

Phoenix - Ascalon (9)

Phoenix - Ascalon

Ascalon Midway

I think Kirriemuir had switched their game to Malifaux? If anyone can confirm or correct that it would be appreciated. Good luck to them for Targe later in the year.

Kirriemuir - Malifaux  (2)

Kirriemuir - Malifaux

Although there as a trader, Crooked Dice had a participation game that was extremely busy all day - after punters were allowed in that is, I managed to snap a couple of shots before the show opened to the public.

Crooked Dice - Studio 7

The Glasgow Club [one of four in the city] were running a participation game of CY6, which was hotly contested right up until the show closed at 4.

Glasgow - Tally Ho

G3 [Glasgow Games Group] had a game called Empire of the Dead: Cruel Britannia - Victorian Gothic horror.

G3 (2)

G3 - Empire of the Dead - Cruel Britannia

G3 - Empire of the Dead - Cruel Britannia (5)

Last but certainly not least, Gourock had the only 15mm game of the day - Kunersdorf from the Seven Years War.


Gourock 2

Kunersdorf - Gourock

Gourock - Kunersdorf - SYW (3)

Gourock - Kunersdorf - SYW (2)

For more pics, please see the full gallery at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46755253@N00/sets/72157630018155616/

Thanks again to all concerned. I'm sure Euan will be along shortly to add his own thanks. Date for Wappinshaw '13 to be announced shortly!


Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wappinshaw is this Saturday

Wappinshaw is this Saturday - 2nd of June.

Doors open to punters at 1000. Enter by Buchanan St entrance please.

Gates open to traders and participating game clubs from 0800 - rear entrance by John Lewis

See this post for further instructions: http://wappinshaw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/venue-for-wappinshaw-royal-concert-hall.html

I'll be looking harassed in close proximity to the Phoenix game - First Crusade in 28s. Failing that I'll be nosing round with my Canon taking pictures of the day.

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wappinshaw Parking Options

The closest parking to the show is in the Buchanan Galleries car park, right next door. However it has maximum height limit of 2.1m and costs £12.50 for up to 7 hours parking, £15 for up to 9 hours. Full details can be found here: http://www.buchanangalleries.co.uk/getting-here/car-parking

Details of other local car parks can be found at the following links:



The closest alternatives are Concert Square, Dundasvale and High Street (no height limit). Last year some traders found cheap parking nearby on an empty site. We have been unable to locate this site this year, if any of last year's traders know of its location please post a comment or contact the Wappinshaw team.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Wappinshaw Games - one more

One final addition to the roster of games at Wappinshaw. The Phoenix club will be putting on a 1st Crusade game in 28s.

Traders - up one, down one

A couple of changes to the list of traders attending Wappinshaw this Saturday.

Rif-Raf are unfortunately now unable to attend

Figures in Comfort will now be there.

Subject to any last minute conniptions, the trader roster is now complete.

5 days to go!