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Support your local show

Posted by Martin on July 15, 2010

We’re blessed with some of the world’s best wargames shows here in the United Kingdom but not everybody can travel to large national events like Salute, Colours or Partizan. Luckily, many local clubs up and down the nation put on smaller scale but nonetheless worthwhile shows of their own. These shows are often the biggest annual event in the club’s calendar, help fill the coffers and promote the hobby to potential new members, So, despite not being a club-joining sort of person, I always try to make the effort to support my local club’s big day.

Or in this case, big two days…

That’s because the wargames club geographically closest to me (Devizes and District Wargames Group) holds a two-day show over a weekend in July. And, yes, you’ve guessed it, the show is this coming weekend. This year’s Attack! boasts all the staple fare of such events: traders, a bring and buy, demo and participation games and some tournaments for those of a competitive ilk.

So if you’re looking for a day out in the wilds of Wiltshire, why not come along too?

3 Responses to “Support your local show”

  1. rob said

    Ah… Race to the website every time it’s updated hoping for calpe news before the august break.
    Still, this is a great topic too. As someone in north america, I am amazed at both the frequency and quality of the shows in the uk and the sense of community that they create. I fully agree that they should be supported to the hilt as I think we are much poorer for their relative absence over here.


  2. Nigel Maddaford said

    Cavalier in Tonbridge is my local show rarely missed that one over the last 10 years or so. Would have attended To the Redoubt at Eastbourne this weekend too but it was cancelled as the Redoubt is holding a skate jam instead! Thinkl I prefer the smaller shows I have not attended Salute for over 5 years but hope to get to Crystal Palace this year for the first time since the asbestos problem.

  3. Ralph said

    Yes when I was in the UK I tried, so far as a Naval career would allow, to attend ‘Fisticuffs’, the Weymouth Levellers show. Possibly one of the smallest shows around, but always very well organised. As well as the chance to try the latest ruleset from Peter Pig with Martin himself, there are always several really impressively produced games on, and I always came away conspicuously lighter in the wallet!

    Kind Regards,


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