This year for once it was an easy drive across the Peninnes, and Vapnartak was a great show as always
Our game for the Lance & Longbow society was Hexham 1464 using Lion Rampant, where the participants played Yorkists and had to beat the clock and defeat the Lancastrians in under an hour of playing time. In three out of four occasions they succeeded, but when I took on the mantle of Lancastrians in the Persona of the Duke of Somerset I managed to hold out long enough and send Montagu (the Yorkist commander) scurrying to the rear, but what would you expect from a Somerset cuckoo who when to Lancaster University!
The opposing forces, the Lancastrians are positioned on the hill, outnumbered by the Yorkists
Some of the action
The neighbouring game with John Paul Jones attacking Leith, a "what-If"
The ever popular zombies
Dux Brittanium game - it was nice to meet up with Lardie Rich again as he attempted and failed to visit a show incognito
WW1 with combat around the Suez Canal, now that caught my interest as I've probably got most of what's needed for a smaller version of the game.
No prizes for identifying this battle, the kids were having great fun
Not much action, but some inspiration for preparing some winter terrain/basing.
Finally I had a pile of figures and vehicles for sale and I managed to raise £63-60 for the Army Benevolent Fund, so thanks to everyone who bought something.