From not having attended any of the Newark shows, I have now been to all of them this year. I hadn't intended to go again this year, but my brother organised a few days of golf with pals near Leicester, so it would have been rude not to go on the way.
Partisan has a reputation for high-quality games, and it didn't disappoint. All the usual traders were also there, and I picked up Mig Alley for Blood Red Skies, some cowboys, various WW2 types for the Cyprus project, paints and other stuff.
There were a couple of games that even impressed my non-wargaming daughter. One was a giant game of Risk. The board game will never feel the same again.
The other was a Star Wars game. She tells me it is from Rogue One, which means nothing to me.
If there was a theme this year, it was castles. In all shapes and sizes, the 3D printers have been very busy.
|Sharp Practice 1860s|
Others that caught my eye was a giant Cold War game in Germany. The planes were particularly good.
WW1 trench warfare is challenging to do well, but this was impressive.
Not much Balkan interest, I am sorry to say. However, this micro 28mm game of the Hungarian Revolution was interesting.