Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Canon show at Retford

As I mentioned in the previous post I was at the all new Cannon show in Retford yesterday.
This was the first time the show had been staged and it was in the rather lovely surroundings of the Town hall - all high ceilings and chandeliers.
We were demoing the El Cid game, but I had plenty of time for a wander round. It was quite a quiet show, a combination of newness and poor weather I suspect, and I'm not sure the traders who made it will have done terribly well, unfortunately. It was reasonably busy first thing but by the afternoon it was just us demo players and the traders left upstairs. Downstairs was a bit busier as it had the cafe and several Warhammer tables on the go.
It was a nice little show and I hope the organisers didn't lose any money and maybe made enough to keep it going next year. I certainly enjoyed it and met up with a few familiar faces, including my first ever follower (*waves to Jim*)
The visitors who didn't make it certainly missed out on some very nice looking demo games. and I took a few pictures

First up was a beautiful looking Muskets and Tomahawks game in the snow. I'm very tempted by these rules, but this table did just reinforce my view that it's actually a shortcut to just buying lots and lots of trees.

There was also a very nice looking Death in the Dark Continent game going on just behind us, complete with (compare the) meerkats, Pumba and a couple of visitors from Gallifrey

Just behind us Great Escpae Games were demoing their forthcoming Dead Man's Hand cowboy ruleset which set Scrivs an I off on planning a "Mongo punches horse" vignette for a Blazing Saddles game. Matt disappeared from commanding Pedro Bermudez for half an hour or so mid-game to get a demo in!

Finally Steve Jones was had at work playing a lovely looking game of Dux Bellorum.
You can see his progress with the models over on his blog. Go there and follow him at once.
But here's a few of the game in progress:

I've been invited to join with Steve (and James, Scrivs, Andys Hawes and McTaggart and author Dan Mersey) at Salute next month to demo Dux Bellorum ("Milk, two sugars Mr Mersey, sir?" is the role I'm expecting to fill). So I'd best get a game in before then (and finish off my Sabot bases too).
So if you're going to be there drop by and say hello, tell me my jokes are rubbish, or give me some painting tips.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for some very nice pictures.

    Good luck with the Butler role at Salute;)

    Best regards Michael