Sunday, 11 May 2014

Carronade 2014

The Carronade show hosted by Falkirk Wargames club was on again this year, and another great, busy show it was as well. Loads of great tables and more Public Participation games this year than I can remember for a while so lots of choice for a game. All the usual types of games were there but it number of Bolt-Action games set up was noticable.

After a peruse of a couple of the halls ArabianSquire joined in with a well done Pacific Rim game (held by Greenock Wargames Club I think). A game of energy resource allocation and huge monster bashing which everyone playing was enjoying. One of the things I love about these shows is the number of kids that get to play good different games - it's not all older men playing huge historical battles (not that there is anything wrong with that).
My Delaque gang push onwards through
the under hive ruins.
Another wander and blether with a few friendly faces was punctuated with a great game of Necromunda set up by Dumbarton Wargames club. These "Sons Of The Rock" had set up a 12 turn race to the top of a central spire, where an evacuation vehicle was waiting.

ArabainSquire ponders howmany of his force will go
for the Spire and how many will hammer his Dad's Delaques.
Four games were involved, with Arabiansquire controlling a Van Saar wargand and myself with a Delaque gang and the others being Orlock and Cawdor. Generally it was carnage as everyone pushed towards the ground level of the Central Spire, all except the young lad who managed to push a couple of gang members to their objective whilst the rest supported them taking out their neighbouring gangs and dodging bullets.

Arabiansquire's Van Saar gangers near
their objective.
So ArabianSquire's gang won well. Amazingly he also took no casualties where every other gang only had 1 or 2 members left. He modestly put this down to his excellent tactical play. Given the result it was difficult to argue. All that was left was a last look round the stalls, some well deserved chips and then to stumble out into the fresh air!

As ever, a wargame report would not be complete without a final "what I bought" paragraph. I'm afraid it was all pretty constrained. No real bargains were had at the Flea Market but I had a small pre-show order of some additional 28mm plastic trenches from the Kallistra stall and visited the Ainsty Castings stall for some tyre stacks to make some urban barricades with. I suppose the one unplanned purchase was from Ainsty - a Tardis central control column.

As every, thank you and well done to all those who put so much time and energy into the show and the games.

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