Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Joy Unbounded

We had a great time at the Joy of Six show on Sunday.  It was the first time the Cold War Commanders have put on a game at a convention and we were very pleased to win the vote for friendliest game.  More surprising was to come second in the vote for Best Game; there were some fabulous looking games about.

Here is the the Battle of Bjerkvik crew:

l to r: Jamie Crawley (seated), Richard Phillips, Steve Graham, Andy Canham, Ian Shaw.

I didn't take many pictures as I was too busy talking to visitors but here are some photos of just a couple of the other games.  First up Nashville 1864 by the Legion of Blokes...

... then a massive Waterloo 1815 by Lee Sharp and Ian Willey...

... and finally Gadebuch 1712 by the always charming Per Broden. 

I was reasonably restrained when it came to shopping; I'm still trying to keep my lead pile under control.  I bought a pack of Parthian Cataphracts from Rapier Miniatures, some heavy Late Roman Cavalry and generals from Baccus and some PaK 40s and shipping containers from Heroics and Ros. It was good to see the last of these here as it's otherwise necessary to buy all your micro armour by mail order.  Oh and Jamie bought a copy of Ronin.


Phil Broeders said...

Great show. Didn't get much time at your table but it looked like a lot of fun. There were some great games put on this year and it is definitely growing! We'll be back next year - just got to think about whether we do Stalingrad, Pavia, Sekigahara....too many options!

Richard Phillips said...

Have to change our name to the Friendly War Commanders. Great day and definitely a regular addition to the gaming calendar. Joy of Six was a thoroughly enjoyable show and I can't wait for next year.
Richard P

Counterpane said...


Pavia would make a great looking game in 6mm, especially if you could include part of the siege lines.