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xLAVAx26 Oct 2004 12:50 a.m. PST

Hi!

Can anybody layout what are the top miniatures conventions in europe. I remember the UK had a couple good ones (though I can't remember their names) but I'm also interested in the continental ones as well.

Thanks.

Ray (alias Lava)

Captain Swing26 Oct 2004 1:45 a.m. PST

Apart from Games Day the biggest convention I can think of is Salute in London with attendances of around the 5000 mark.
Not sure how big this is compared with continental shows.

Cheers,

Martin

Nmated26 Oct 2004 1:55 a.m. PST

Crisis in Antwerp, Belgium is quite a big one and only 2 weeks away:

tsoa.be

Steve

xLAVAx26 Oct 2004 2:48 a.m. PST

Hi!

Thanks Nmated!

That is a a great site you posted BTW. The photos of last years convention are EXCELLENT!

Would you happen to know if the airport is very far away?

Ray (alias Lava)

Patrick R26 Oct 2004 3:02 a.m. PST

Zaventem International airport is about 30-45 mins driving away from Antwerp. About the same by train.

Windelin26 Oct 2004 3:07 a.m. PST

Antwerp has its own airport with regular flights to London.

antwerpairport.be

Nmated26 Oct 2004 5:19 a.m. PST

Last year's Crisis was very good, except that they had a bit of a problem with the hall as there was insufficient lighting and everywhere was too dark. Hopefully they will have sorted it out this year.

VLM airlines fly from London City to both Brussels and Antwerp and flights are normally pretty cheap: flyvlm.com

Steve

dalemunk26 Oct 2004 6:49 a.m. PST

I understand extra lighting has been arranged for. Crisis is definitely a very good one, and I can only encourage you to go there.

I've been every year for the last 10 years now, and never regretted it. A good mix of demo games, participation games and plenty of traders.

Cheers,
Koen

The Magister Militum26 Oct 2004 7:00 a.m. PST

We have confirmed with the organisers, the place should be ablaze with light this year. Rather looking forward to it. See you all there.

www.magistermilitum.com

Nmated26 Oct 2004 7:14 a.m. PST

I hope there's plenty of Napoleonics, so that I can take some pictures for my website !

Steve

(Napoleonic Wargaming Gallery)

Tomsche Murrath26 Oct 2004 10:09 a.m. PST

Indeed the lighting problems have been solved (being near the 'source' myself) so there should be no problems anymore...
To bad I won't be seeing to much of our show this year, gotta make the after convention buffet.

Patrick R26 Oct 2004 10:55 a.m. PST

And don't forget your TMP badges !!!!! Do print them out and wear them !!!!!

Bad Painter26 Oct 2004 5:45 p.m. PST

What airport depends on where you are coming from. Last year I arrived and departed Antwerp by train, good connections via Brussels from just about anywhere in Western Europe. I will try to remember to print and wear my TMP badge this year.

Tomsche Murrath27 Oct 2004 6:00 a.m. PST

TMP Badge + Club shirt + cooking uniform, darn, I'll be the most idioticly dressed person there /D

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