Triples has always been one of my highlights of the wargaming year. However when it moved to its new location at the Sheffield Sports arena, or some other such grand name I thought it struggled. This year however I thought it was picking up again, certainly as regards the quality of the games on show. For me there were some very good games to inspire wargamers, and there were some games I would have liked to have taken a role in. I think due to the sunny weather, the FA Cup final, and a lot of rugby league that numbers were down, certainly it was easy to move around the place. I got the impression that the competition entries were well down as it appeared that there werent many actually competing
in the side hall. Wargamers really are now spoiled for choice as regards everything to do with the hobby. Trawling around the traders I dont think there was anything that you cant actually buy now.
Well maybe a new range of Renaissance Polish figures in 28mm and perhaps a new range of Muskovites, but apart from that we are very lucky.
Overall a show thats on the up. Pity about the parking charge, but the council have to make some money. Right some of the games.
The American Bruce Weigle produces some wonderful 6mm battle terrain for the Franco Prussian period. In the flesh its better than I imagined.
The Lance and Longbow Society always put a great game on, and the one at Triples was no exception, well presented with some well painted figures.
Ths game based on Troy was a participation game, and was very neat and clearly a great deal of effort had been put into the overall game.
Finally I had to take a photograph of this wonderful Italian plane. Th aeroplanes were big, and well painted.The game was based around a raid by the British during the war in the desert.