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PAW 2020 The last show

Apologies first to my wargaming group – Ian, Ian(R) (no not a pirate), Steve and Keith as I thought I had published this article.

I changed the title as due to the lockdown this was the last show we attended and will be for a long time. Many of our regular shows we attend have been cancelled.

The Ian’s pulled this game together for the rest of us to play. A huge Ghost Archipelago game. Temple scratch built and most of the stunning dock scenery was from Printable Scenery all printed by Ian(R). Ships were scratch built although one was a kit but cannot remember by whom.

I am new to Ghost Archipelago but picked it up and enjoyed it.

We had a great weekend, good hotel Future Inn, good food and plenty to drink!

Ian(R) even won the trophy for best game. Well deserved.

Please enjoy some shots of the game, from when I remembered to stop playing and take them.

Thank you to the Ian’s who ran the game and provided everything except our pirate crews.

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PAW 2019 WARGAME SHOW

Early start for me and with snow on the ground I drove to Plymouth and met the boys to put on our demo game.

It was Pirates trying to rescue one of their captains from an island prison.

This is a small defence protecting the island.

Here are some pictures of other games on at the show

Back to our game and here are a few more pic.

The ships in the background are the Britsh reinforcements waiting to come on.

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The fort was scratch built by Brian.

Here are a few pictures of the British/East India Company ships

This and the next photo are of the scratch built 40 gunner by Brian. Cannot wait till he discovers his full talent and abilities !

Unfortunately Plymouth is a two day show and I could only attend for one day.

TRADERS

This is an area of increasing frustration for me. While I appreciate that Plymouth is a long way down in the South West, Iam fed up for both visitors and traders. This year as before there were many of the approximately 18 traders selling the same or similar ranges.

If they have something you want, then great. No so though for the traders.

I bought 2 cans of spray paint for £8 each, three sellers all competing and you could see the prices change throgh the day as they all became aware of what the others were selling and for how much.

3 x 20mm diecast Pz IVs

6 Osprey books including 2 brand new versions of rulesets Dux Bellorum and Lion Rampant. The other books are all on the HYW so maybe a new game/army beckons?

Was it worth it? In my opinion a 100 mile journey for the traders No, but meeting my mates yes.

PAW COMMITEE, please consider traders a bit more for both their ability to make a profit and for giving cutomers a greater choice.

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