Tuesday 3 July 2012

Off to the War and Peace Show

It's not long now to the War and Peace show! We will be in the model tent (it's a full size tent with models in it, rather than a 1/72 scale tent) on all 5 days of the show from 18-22 July, so if you are at the show do please come along and say hello. We will of course have the Race to the Sea game, and if any of you haven't yet picked up a copy of "Where the Poppies Grow" I think we may just have a couple left from the first print run (and it is only a couple!). "Over by Christmas" is still in preparation but we hope to have it ready very soon, and I have just started research for the next main supplement, as yet un-named, which will cover the Middle East. I'm also working on the new set of air rules, which will cover the whole war - these are also as yet un-named.

For those of you who don't know about the War and Peace show, it is the largest gathering of WW2 re-enactors anywhere in the world now. Over 5 days, at the Hop Farm, Beltring  near Paddock Wood in Kent thousands of WW2 re-enactors and military vehicles from all over Europe (and it is literally thousands of military vehicles, including tanks) gather. We are not re-enactors of course, but there is also a thriving model arena with a couple of wargames, some excellent scale models and some good traders. It's also a lot of fun and a jolly good day out! Last year there were some WW1 re-enactors there with a very good trench system, and I hope they will be there this year too as they are well worth seeing. For extra realism they get the fire brigade to fill their trench thigh deep with water in the morning and then they stand in it for most of the day! Then again, with the amount of rain the UK has been experiencing recently I guess the fire brigade might not be needed this year!


  1. Sounds great! Which game/ table are you taking there?

  2. Hi Sander

    We are taking the Race to the Sea game, which is the Dixmude one with your excellent Fusiliers Marin on it! Hopefully I'll be able to get some better pictures this time too. The only addition to the table, provided I can finish it in time, will be a Bleriot XI to give the French/Belgians (they both flew them) some air observation. I will have a Taube too when I can pick one up on ebay!