A few weeks ago I mentioned Bob Kett (of Bobthepainter.blogspot.com fame) was taking over my Warrior Napoleonic collection, including the Frogbox of Delights. We were originally going to meet at an NT property, but my dodgy back scuppered that. Seeing Warfare approaching, I suggested we meet up there and I’m jolly pleased we did! Had a thoroughly enjoyable time catching up with Bob in person and wandering around the show.
I didn’t take photos, but the quality of the games was very high, in particular the Rapid Fire Carentan game (Bob grabbed the last copy of Reloaded from a nearby stall…). I managed to score a couple of bargains (four TT Combat sprays for £20) but otherwise kept to window shopping. The Farnborough venue was a massive improvement over the Rivermead centre with ample parking, room to move around and more than one toilet… All in all, a credit to the organisers: they even arranged a sunny weekend in November!
Warfare was the first show I ever attended in 1983 - Reading Town Hall, I think - when Miniature Wargames was only a few issues old and I had not had a single driving lesson. Things have changed a bit! But at least I’ve achieved one thing on my bucket list and boosted the mojo.
Meanwhile, keep an eye on Bob’s blog as he ploughs through the Frogbox…