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End of the Line!

Yes, it’s happened – this blog has run out of space.

I am using a new blog, it’s in the links at the top left.

So if you want to continue to follow me then please go to…

http://never2oldtowargame.wordpress.com

Thanks to all who have kept with me and keep doing so.

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Saga – Franks

Here’s a link to the post on the http://www.Sagatapestry.com recently…. it has a Frankish theme.

http://www.sagatapestry.com/2015/06/speaking-frankly.html

UK Games Expo 2015

This years weekend at UKGE saw a VERY busy Hilton Hotel at the NEC with masses of folks navigating the Trade Halls.

Must have been the busiest day ever for this event. I didn’t get any Saturday pics as it was hard enough to walk around the venue (Trade and Family Zone areas).  The Bring and Buy queue was mad too. Sunday seemed much quiter by comparison.

I got some FoW Tournament pics on Sunday morning (round 1) and a few others, like the big DZC Frigate.

Hopefully next year with the NEC Hall for the Trade I hear then the gaming areas should be bigger (and the Family Zone guys!)

Here are the pics I have…. from Sunday. Quieter (and rainier). It’s a tiring event for me to manouevre around (being a bit of an old Hulk) but you can try to grab somewhere to sit down and play a game – a lot of people were doing that all round the Hotel.

Sunday Flames of War… (about an hour into the first game)…

… and mainly “Dropzone Commander” DZC…. such beautiful models…. (some joker got in on the act too, the Dalek took care of him…)

The Model Assault Frigate is a small ship (!) just some 560 metres long apparently and only 100 (I counted 48 on one side…) Condor Dropships…. plus a very large triple barrelled cannon jobbie and what look like missile pods all around. Very nice model. As it is in 10mm scale I guess you can work out the model length – use the lego models on the rear engine section for scale if you are lazy.