As Jamie had come down to Sheffield for the weekend, it made sense to take in Fiasco on our way back to York.
In a nice touch, this year's entry tickets were provided in the form of laser-cut MDF; 60mm by 40mm with radius corners. I suspect this is a standard basing size; Flames of War?
Fiasco is a medium-sized show in a single hall opposite the Royal Armouries. It has a concentric floor plan with traders lining the walls and down the centre of the hall. Surrounding them, normally, is a complete ring of demonstration and participation games.
I say "normally" because this year there were several empty tables. I was left with a distinct impression that this year's show was short on inspiring games. As a result I didn't take too many photographs.
This 15mm WW2 Eastern Front game was nice. Not sure how many teddy bears died to provide the fur.
I liked the village:
This large, Western Desert, Rapid Fire game was just inside the front door.
There was a Napoleonics game that might have been based on Borodino:
And finally, I photographed some Ratmen (I think). Not really sure why other than that I didn't have my glasses on and thought I could study them in more detail from a photo later. You can click to embiggen:
Shopping-wise I spent most money with Baccus (as usual). I decided to get the makings of a small Hunnic force. Jamie had been saying he'd like to try them, and when I've only painted a few of them they'll still be useful as foederati for the Romans.
I also bought some terrain bits from Mick at Leven Miniatures - a pack of greenhouses and sheds , and another of fountains and plinths. Both will be great for adding detail to urban terrain in 6mm. An Italian-style building with a covered portico at the front may yet be used as a roadside mansio for ancient Roman games
Finally, I bought a small, round, ruined Greek-style temple that will go into the box of bits I'm gradually acquiring before making a serious start on my Pavis project.