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Ney Ney30 Sep 2018 11:39 a.m. PST

Did anyone else here go to this new event in London?

I want the Saturday not the Sunday. Seemed very quiet. Newline and Brigade were there plus Col Bills. Lots of sci fi type of stuff and boardgames.

What did others think?

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

I'd planned to go, but had to bail at the last minute. It looked really interesting for someone also interested in board games etc.

Were there many people there? Sizable crowd?

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 7:06 a.m. PST

It seemed to me to be an event for boardgamers with a very little wargaming tacked on; as a wargamer (rather than a boardgamer), I was sadly disappointed. The wargames vendors did not look happy, either… Pricey, too, for entry.

Ney Ney01 Oct 2018 7:48 a.m. PST

Agreed it was very expensive. £16.00 GBP in advance. It was not busy at all, no crowds and no shoving!

Maybe coz it was a 2 day event it was less busy? I wonder.

As well as who I mention above, others included foundry, warlord, and the gangs of Rome guys. Seemed like a mix of mins, boardgame, and RPGs but not great for any one thing.

I hope it is improving next year if they host it again.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2018 1:45 p.m. PST

Since it was organised by Tabletop Gaming magazine https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk I suppose that makes sense mostly boardgames & RPGs with a bit of wargaming tacked on.

I'd been looking forward to it because it was offering full games, and some RPG sessions.

No crowds sounds good from that point of view….as long as it wasn't too few and they don't do it again :-(

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

I went. I noted Ainsty amongst the others already mentioned. It was definitely boardgames and SF/fantasy rather than historical on the whole. It was not an alternative to SELWG or Warfare.

We played two boardgames and wandered around a lot. The fish and chips was rubbish but the beer from the pasty stall was excellent. The venue was spacious and we appreciated the tables for ad-hoc gaming and the free boardgames library.

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