Saturday saw Arabiansquire and I head to Falkirk for Carronade, always one of the highlights of my gaming year. Getting there a bit later than perfect (~11am) meant that we'd missed the start of most the first sessionss of participation games, but let us have a look around. Had a very pleasent and informative chat with one of the members of the RAF Leuchars crew. For years they've been putting on the best PPGs at Carronade, but with the Air FOrce base due to close next year due to MoD cuts, they must have decided to do something different this year. But as ever it was excellently done, and the friendly atomsphere from previous years games carried over to the enthusiastic hello and descriptiojn of what they were doing. Here it was a historical recreation of the D-day battle at Sainte-Mere-Eglise.
Kirriemuir Wargames Club. Each player had a small force with one main aim (get to the protected central compound console) and several private secret missions. Good fun was had (even if I did come last!).
Crooked Dice stall, which had been one of my main ambitions for the show. We had a quick demo game to go through the rules. On paper it seems quite complicated with stats, skills, tokens, etc, but the game runs very smoothly and was just great fun. The fantastic presentation and friendly chat helped as well. This has definitely convinced me to try and put a line under any new projects coming in (although I have a few in waiting) and look to play in the future.
Thanks should be passed on to the Falkirk Wargames Club for putting on another excellent show this year, and to all those clubs and traders who made the effort and trip to help make the experience as goos as it was. Here's to next year...