David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

T'Other Partizan

I went to The Other Partizan today with Matt and Phil. It was very busy and a tad on the close side of warm, but folk seemed to be having a great time. There really is no better event for seeing, and joining in with, inspirational wargames. I took just a few pictures to try to convey what was provided for our pleasure. First up, a Sudan War game by my chums Kevin and Peter of the Iron Brigade, all the way down from Aberdeenshire ~





There were very many other fine demonstration and participation gf Ames on show. A selection of pictures to try to convey what was on offer to inspire the visitor, even an old codger like me ~



















I hope the pictures will give a flavour of what the Partizan shows can offer at their best, so many fine displays and games to play in. Of course, the trade is well represented, especially for the historical Wargamer. It would be hard indeed to come away with nothing...
My modest purchases included some fencing pre-ordered from The Last Valley, some Perry Miniatures figures to be repurposed for the War of 1812, some brushes and a new pallette, a few MDF bases from Warbases, and finally, some 15mm vehicles for next year's on/off project, just in case.
Another splendid aspect of the shows is the opportunity they provide to meet friends and put the hobby and the world to rights. I enjoyed long chats with many friends: Duncan, Kevin, Peter, Colin, Robbie,Dave and Aly. I must make a special mention of Aly who quite unexpectedly game me a large box of figures. Getting home I opened them to find a fully painted and bases Austrian Infantry unit of Eureka figures for the FRW & s similar French unit undercoated and with some base colours already done. What a gift out of the blue! I'm lost for words really.

21 comments:

  1. An excellent report David....
    And you lost for words...I’m chalking that up as a tabletop victory... ;-)
    I hope everything was in one piece... and look forward to seeing them on the table...
    Be warned though... some of my luck may have come with them...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Many thanks for the kind words and gifts! I will risk the luck element to own those figures.

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  2. Some great eye candy. Gutted I couldn't make it this year.

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  3. Thanks for the pics of some lovely looking games. My impression is that they look mainly 28mm games: would I be right in thinking that?

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to share the eye candy - enjoyed.

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  5. Wow! Great pics of a lot of great looking games. Thanks for sharing them.

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  6. Great looking show will try harder next year 🙂

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    1. Do not try, do or do not. I'm sure you would find it well worth the effort!

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  7. A splendid pictorial record of a grand day out by C3-PO

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    1. I will reply in one of the "thousands of languages I am programmed to speak."

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  8. Hi Dave I to went to Partizan and it is my go to show for wargaming and inspiration, and such wonderful traders and goods on offer, and of course truly inspirational, those who commented that the days of big battle wargems need to visit Partizan and see that those days have not gone away.

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    1. As you say, many proper wargames were on display. Mind you, so we're games for the Goldfish Gamers generation.

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  9. PS Strangely enought the Colonial game put on by the Iron Brigade had the colomail house and fortifications made by Gary Chalk whom I used to wargem with, but he now lives in France

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    1. They have been in Peter's collection a good while now I understand.

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    2. Yes on of them for over 30 yearsI suggetsed he should take it on the Antiques Roadshow see what they make of it.

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