Sunday 3rd September 2017 saw the third Hereward Wargames Show, organised by the Peterborough Wargames Club.
The show is held at the Cressett centre in Peterborough, which provides a nice light and airy venue. This year did seem a little less crowded than previously – there was a conscious decision by the organisers not to squeeze quite as many games and traders into the premises as they had previously.
All-in-all a nice local show – several traders that you don’t necessarily see at every venue, and some bargains to be had at the sales tables. It’s well worth a visit (even if it is at the other end of the truly horrible A47 from Leicester!)
Several games were on display, with many allowing participation by attendees – here are the ones that caught my eye:
The Battle of Holme – WAB 1.5 Gamers
A Dark Shadow Gathers – Peterborough Wargames Club
Battle of Barnet – Bedford Gladiators
Zulu! – Huntingdon & District Wargamers
Dragon Egg Hunt – Phoenix Gaming Club
Dead Man’s Hand – Phoenix Gaming Club
The Battle of Put-In-Bay – Furness Warlords
Forager – Stand To Games, which won the Nick Hawkins Memorial Trophy for best scenery
Oppy Wood – Lenton Gamers – Winner of the Steve Frisby trophy (This game will be the star of a special feature in the not-too-distant future)
Finally, my particular favourite of the day:
To Catch A King – Very British Civil Forum