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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Battlegroup South

A wargame show in a museum is a very special event and Battlegroup South, held in the Bovington Tank Museum this weekend, is no exception.

A holiday in the area was an opportunity to pay my first visit to this show. I used to work in Dorset, so I am very familiar with the museum, but I haven't been back for over 25 years.

There were some 25 games and 30 traders spread around the museum. There was more room than I expected, but it is a different experience to a normal show when the stalls are next to each other. This photo gives an idea of how the games fit around the exhibits.



Difficult to tell how well supported the event was as wargamers mixed with the usual Saturday museum visitors. However, there was plenty of discussion around the stalls and hopefully the games might draw a few more into the hobby. I certainly left with more than a few packages!

There was an understandable 20th century emphasis with the traders and games. Here are a few that caught my eye.









I'll do a separate post on the museum itself. Hugely impressive.

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