|The Gothenburg, Prestonpans|
On Saturday I drove through to Prestonpans (yes - that Prestonpans), which is just down the road from here, to attend the Scottish Battlefields Wargames Show, which was staged upstairs in the Gothenburg pub. I was there early, since there had been concern that the small venue and the lack of parking space might by a problem - in fact, unless it picked up later, the attendance may have been a bit disappointing. Nice little show - there were a number of appropriately themed games, including some in which visitors might take part. I think there were about 7 trade stands, and maybe the same number of demonstrations, so there was a pleasant intimacy about the proceedings.
|I liked this 10mm version of Flodden, presented by the Glasgow Wargames people, who|
- as always - were affable and enthusiastic and patiently informative
|Some of the 10mm unsung heroes of Flodden|
|Supreme Littleness - for those who have yet to be convinced about MDF...|
I took very few photos in Prestonpans, not least because I wasn't really speaking to my camera at the time, my confidence having been shaken somewhat by Wednesday's problems.
I got home to find that the postie had delivered my last two fortress components - a couple more gates, on which I have now daubed paint in the house style, so that they may take their place in the FORTS box.
|One on the left is from JR Miniatures, the other is by Kallistra|
|The Covenanters get a pretty clear run at the hill, if they can just get through that|
|...and the capture of East Boldon didn't take long - more wet feet|
|General view, from the Royalist side, with the Scots getting their assault organised|
|Last effort from the King's horse, with Sir Chas Lucas about to be laid low for his trouble|
|Another general view, Scots on the left, just before the end|