First of all must be the parking. It is free, could not be any closer and always seems to have space.
The venue is modern with good light and plenty of space. In previous years the heat in the Atrium has been oppressive but this year it was just a little warm.
The show had a relaxed feel about it.
I found some bargains on the bring and buy
I got a game, a demo of x - wing that I have been looking to get into. Thanks to the guys from Chaos of the Warp for that.
I got to meet and chat with a couple of old friends and some people that I had only previously met on internet forums.
When I first arrived I got lost trying to find the main hall - a basic map on the programme would have been useful. The con is that the halls are widely spaced and signage could have been better.
There were fewer traders and games this year, and at times 'relaxed ' looked more like empty. A couple of traders that I know said takings were down.
With the exception of the chips, which were nice, the catering was pretty basic.
Although I was lucky enough to do well on the bring and buy there was not that much on it and it seemed very quiet. I experienced one of my pet hates, overhearing some of the guys running it discussing a purchase one of them had made to go onto ebay.
I was at the show from 12 so can't say what it was like earlier, it may well be that it was busier then. The length of the list of 'cons' above rather surprised me as I actually really enjoyed my visit and will definitely be back next year.
The Falkirk Game.
Three was a good turnout of club members in support of a 28mm AWI game based on the action at Monmouth Courthouse in June. It was awarded a Highly Commended certificate so well done to John, Dax, Marco, Chuck, Barry and Peter for not only running the game but also interacting with the public who showed a fair amount of interest.
General view as the Americans start to advance
Close up of the American Centre
The Church is threatened
The Defenders Respond
The British Counterattack