Sunday 5 August 2018
Well I had an amazing 2 days again in the company of the Oldhammers of BOYL at Wargames foundry in Newark. Diane ensured I got there on Friday, the meeting was outstanding event for the Oldhammers and visitors alike. In good company most of the time with Bryan Ansell and the great Dave Wood among a multitude of others who came to chat. Again a superb venue and layout Diane and crew laid on food and drinks all day. I would say the attendance was double last years event at least. many new faces and people from all over the world attended and enjoyed the experience.
the pictures of the even are in some order this time ...
Many tables of gamers who showed some fantastic terrain and miniatures ion both days was a joy to wander and view, her is a selection
A laserburn game was so great to see as i worked on them so many years ago and see it played and enjoyed today
One of the 3 huge games Helsreach by Curtis and gangs totally over the top incredible game i took as many pictures as i could and hope I at least captured a few of the massive amount of detail and miniatures on view that were played with over the event..
Now another the shrine of Rigg game Steve and many more played this on and with Harry and Paul to mention only a few was a joy as always at BOYL to look and watch. I took as many pictures as I could, it is hard to show the fantastic setup in pictures
Mark of Asgard fame brought us a selection of his miniatures to show the gamers and visitors alike, he is also a great chap to talk to.
My friend and event man Garth showed me a Kevin Adams convert of one of my miniatures he had done last year, Brilliant
The man himself
Drew Dave Williams who is from the USA along with his lovely wife Shakya was sculpting and chatting , a nice chap to talk to and he is a very good sculptor
We had the joy of the master thats John Blanche visit and wander and chat here with Drew, he is to i would say all there the Legend he is, and very nice to talk to
The painting competition as always is what i would say ta visual of some of the best painted minis ever, this year was no exception , i have the hard task along with Garth and James judging these, congrats to all the winners.
Diane , Maria, Marcus and Garth with me , they work so hard all of them and do look after me so well.
The man him self Geoff Solomon-Sims he kindly gave me a copy of his rules Factious Waste that feature some of my art
Harry whos talent, skill and enthusiasm is put into the games
Maria who as always looks after me so well she never stops working
Drew Dave Williams grat character I showed him some very old concepts we found and was amazed they are not miniatures
The Garth who is great fun to be around we did laugh alot about certain issues...
Paul who is a joy to chat with and his collection is amazing
Wayne form Wargames illustrated came to report on the event and we chatted about al things BOYL he did an interview with me on the convention
As always i was given loads of things.
I have to thank Diane. Bryan, Marcus, Lucy, Maria and crew and all for the days spent there . and all the old hammers new and old and visitors i talked to made me very happy thank you all