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Volleyfire13 Oct 2017 2:24 a.m. PST

I couldn't make it to the Worlds this year at their new venue, and I've been searching on various forums on here looking to see if anyone had posted a report and photos, but so far no one seems to have put anything up. Has anyone got any feedback? The only bit I've found is a small bit on the Baccus website where Peter obviously had some issues with the trader arrangements.Any word from a punter's point of view?

steamingdave4713 Oct 2017 2:56 a.m. PST
JimDuncanUK13 Oct 2017 2:56 a.m. PST

I had a trader refer to it as 'Nowhere Near Derby show '.

There are some comments here:

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Too slow, beaten by a few seconds.

steamingdave4713 Oct 2017 3:01 a.m. PST

Internet must be faster in the Highlands Jim🤔

Black Hat Miniatures13 Oct 2017 3:07 a.m. PST

Look at the Wargames Illustrated Facebook page for a long list of problems…

Mike

JimDuncanUK13 Oct 2017 3:08 a.m. PST

More likely my finger/brain connections Dave.

Volleyfire13 Oct 2017 6:49 a.m. PST

Thanks guys, I would never have found the posts under 'Death in the snow on offer' if you hadn't provided the link. Strange but normally I 'd have been hellbent on going to this show, but something at the back of my mind told me it was going to be underwhelming so I cried off. Glad I didn't waste a 5 hour round trip.

JimDuncanUK13 Oct 2017 8:33 a.m. PST

I'm glad it was just a little bit too far from Edinburgh to attend.

My normal show chummie was in the area visiting family and he popped in.

I won't see him until Battleground in November when I'll get the 'gory' details in the car going down. He'll be a bit grumpy for sure.

JimDuncanUK13 Oct 2017 8:45 a.m. PST

I've just viewed the Wargames Illustrated Facebook entry for this show.

My impression was of a brighter than normal venue although very crowded and extremely noisy. Couldn't really see much detail on the trade stands or the games tables as the camerawork was very shaky.

I had hoped to view the comments section but Facebook wanted me to login and I just said 'no'.

Volleyfire13 Oct 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

If you had logged in to the comments section Jim you'd see about 108 comments (so far)which were about 99% negative, with many saying they'll not be back next year if it is the same. A lot were hoping it could be moved elsewhere, but it appears the promoters have taken it there for 3 years.Donnington is now completely re-vamped as a prestige car auction venue so there's no going back there, even though a few are wishing it could. A lot are in favour of ditching the B&B as it apparently took up a lot of space for no useful purpose.

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