I think like a lot of wargamers, recovering from the last two years has been difficult. I think for some wargamers it will prove too difficult to take up the brushes, dice and rulebooks and return to the hobby. I certainly have periods where I struggle. Luckily I am able to attend events like the memorial weekend which helps and using some of the beautiful figures from the original Gilder collection was a real incentive.
The trip to Basingstoke is a nightmare for me and this year was worse with the M1 being closed, so a five hour journey was a lot longer. Still I made it.
All attendees stay at a decent quality budget hotel on the outskirts of Basingstoke and this year I discovered the games would be staged in the hotel which was great. Talking to Mark about it, he stated it made sense to stop renting a specific building and instead base everything out of the hotel. It was a very good move.