A bit short notice , but as my wife was off with friends dog walking and I was left to clean out the hens and cut the back hedge - 7.30 am saw us on the road to Newark . Not a bad journey down and our first visit to the new venue - to be met by a queue of games waiting to enter - VERY busy indeed - the traders were impressed by the crowds of punters and their spending power ! .
Its a very spacious and airy location on the Newark Showground a much better venue to the old cramped Kedelston Hall of the past .
One of the main draws of Partizan is the excellent games put on , here is the Perrys Egyptian Napoleonic game.
Impressive ! with lots of their figures but quite simple terrain .
Like the little fort manned by sailors .
It was nice to see the game actually being played using 'Black Powder' rules.
There were lots of 'proffessional' photos being taken , so look out for them appearing in the various gaming magazines in the near future.
A nice SYW game using Clan Tarra miniatures on some 'teddy bear' fur terrain .
I like the idea of the fur - very cleverly dyed and painted.
A 'Darkest Africa' demonstration game.
A Colonial Sudanese game on a very effective plastic mat .
An unusual game between the Japanese and Chindits in the Burma jungle.
You had to peer to see the combatants ! .
The highlight of the show was a Old School game using figures made out of cloths pegs !
It was a French- Indian War game using some home-made rules.
The figures are made from wooden cloths pegs with muskets made from cocktail sticks and paper hats added to the heads .
They were given a simple paint job using marker pens to colour the figures in and then a coat of gloss varnish.
A demonstration how the figures were made , the horses are cut out of MDF .
A very clever idea indeed ! . I didn't purchase to much (a couple of packs of Samurai and some bases) but there were a good selection of traders who seemed to be busy . The catering was basic and a little overwhelmed by the sheer number of hungry wargamers , a good day out and we have plans to go again next year .