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Vanquish 2016 in Bourne End 30 May 2016

Since this show was only a few miles from where I live, I thought I'd drop in. Wycombe Warband, the club where I usually play, weren't putting anything on, but there were many of the usual dealers and some interesting demo games with emphasis on participation.

Steampunk machines, and non-steampunk trench sections and shell craters, from Ironclad Miniatures.

Some lovely industrial scenery from Tablescape, as well as more conventional WWII.

I didn't get these guys' name – Sergeants' Mess, maybe? – but I like both the variety of models and the details.

Main hall, mostly dealers with some demo tables.

Second hall, more dealers plus bring-and-buy, which was almost entirely miniatures.

Staines Wargamers were running a card-driven Charge of the Light Brigade: rather than shooting at the enemy, your job is to make sure your regiment gets to the end of the valley first.

This is done by card play, which will variously let you advance your own regiment (or send someone else's into danger), cause the enemy to fire, etc. So in effect it's a bit like Steampunk Rally, a card game with a race-style scoring mechanic.

We ended up with a three-way draw (out of five players), which surprised me… as I'd been planning to make it happen on my turn.

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