Saturday, 25 June 2016

Find the Halfling (aka Battle for Amon Hen) : Phoenix Wargame Exhibition

Well I am back at home (I suspect I might be the closest resident gamer to the show?) now feeling pretty tired but happy. It feels like I have been preparing for quite a while and not been able to focus on anything else but luckily it all came together on the day. A couple of shots of the table and it set up in situ.







I think during the day I played 8 or 9 games, all I think well received and giving people a good feel for Dragon Rampant. Happy to have played a couple of games with youngsters as there is something at shows about encouraging the next generation of gamers. I didn't get an exact tally but the hobbits were well ahead (the game is biased this way deliberately) all the hero's except Aragorn died at some point. A couple of people managed to rescue all four Hobbits some only managed two. If you were at the show and played I hope you enjoyed it. I will certainly consider putting the game on again at another show ?


Of course I wasn't on my own but I didn't get a lot of time to look around. I picked up a couple of bits, well why wouldn't you, which I will blog up later here are the only other games I remembered to take a shot of.
28mm WW2
Lovely 40K
ACW inspiration for later in the year
The show seemed well received as a first event. Hopefully we'll be back next year....but what to do ?

29 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good day, 9 games is a lot of gaming in a day. Board looks brilliant

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bit tired now but very happy with the overall effect....and I bought some stuff 😊

      Delete
  2. It was a good game, and Was pleased to get my four hobbits to safety. Nice to have met you too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ian good to meet you glad you enjoyed the game😀

      Delete
  3. Well done for putting on such a good game - just the right balance for a show.

    If you fancy bringing the game to next year's Carronade show in Falkirk I am sure you would be very welcome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks David glad you enjoyed it...very happy with the outcome. Yep depending on dates would be happy to bring to other shows. are you involved in organising Carronade ?

      Delete
    2. Really enjoyed the game, terrain, figures and your enthusiasm for the hobby most of all. So good to see you engaging with the attending public which doesn't always happen from some games. The game was as enjoyable for me at 47 as it was for my son at 7. Well done. Would love to game in the dungeon some time. John

      Delete
    3. Thanks John you are very kind....glad your son enjoyed it just hope he doesn't start collecting napoleonics ! Where are you based, I missed the badge on your shirt were you Templar ?

      Delete
    4. Carisle. I was there with a friend, his little one and my son Just coming back to figure gaming and have large collection of 15mm Italian Wars. Looking to convert out buolding to wargames room as a project.

      Delete
    5. Ok not so far away then, I am busy for the next few weeks as I am off on holiday in July. But after that happy to get you down to Penrith for a game? of some sort.

      Delete
    6. Sounds great. Have been gsming for over 30 years although last 20 mainly rolepkaying every week.

      Delete
  4. I really like your terrain boards Matt, great work!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks I certainly had lots of people ask about them so the price of hang baskets will be going up !

      Delete
  5. Dream of all wargamers! great work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michal thankfully it went pretty well

      Delete
  6. So pleased it went well Matt, a testament to all the hard work you put into it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michael I had some great feedback and actually enjoyed playing the game......I will certainly be planning more at shows in the future😀

      Delete
  7. Excellent, the first table is awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Phil very happy, the day went well and people enjoyed it.

      Delete
  8. Glad it went so well...though I expected nothing less with such a magnificent board, a superb set of rules and your good self to oversee everything!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Gordon......I am now thinking what and where next

      Delete
  9. 8-9 Games good going Matt, that is quite a day.
    Glad it went well.
    Cheers
    Stu

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Stuart each game was designed to last 30-40 minutes and it worked out pretty well.

      Delete
  10. Matt - I am one of the Carronade organisers - drop me an email at djkmbro@yahoo.co.uk and I will forward it on to our games co-ordinator. We are always after more good participation games

    ReplyDelete
  11. Excellent to read that the game went well, and from the pictures and amount of comments on the post that the show was a success for a first event. Great work all round.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Roy I have had very positive feedback so I am encouraged to do more 😀

      Delete
  12. Hi Matt,
    The game looked fantastic (as ever!)
    It was great to have you at the show, and we look forward to having you again next year.
    Just wish I could have had more time to soak up the games this year as I had lots to do at this event. Hoping from this years experience I'll have less to do next year!!

    All the best

    Chris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Chris ...really enjoyed the day. Great to see so many gamers of all types so close to home. I think for a first time you should be really proud of the event it went really well....l am sure you have learnt loads but it was great hopefully we can go again next year I am up for it.😀 Definitely up for a game sometime but when I get back from holiday in July. I'll get in touch and we could sort out an late afternoon/early evening after work ?

      Delete