Sunday, 28 October 2018
The show itself? Well it used to be based in the museum which was great for all attendees, but for some reason it moved across the courtyard to a large hall that used to be named after Jimmy Saville! [Before his fall from grace he had been a bit of a local hero in Leeds.] The venue is fine as regards access, there is a large multi storey carpark nearby, although parking isnt free and the hall itself is large enough. The area for refreshments isnt very big however and finding a seat can be a problem. The real issue is the fact the ceiling and walls are decorated? in black sheets, God knows why. It reminds me of some of the night clubs I used to frequent in the 1980's. As a result lighting can be a real problem and certainly I struggled attempting to buy some paint from a stall. One punter used their torch app to see the colours.
Of the other games, well they looked okay, and people seemed to be having fun, but there was only really one game for me. I did like the Durham Wargames club game and liked the idea of using the old Games Workshop Historical Ancient rules. A lot of dice though. Sadly my photographs of the game were very poor and didnt do the game justice.Still it was nice to see the lads there.