Roger Gerrish very kindly submitted the following text and initial photographs regarding this most recent show.
Saturday 12 September 2015 saw the triumphant return of the Colours show to Newbury Racecourse after one year’s absence. Although now truncated to just the Saturday, I’m pleased to say that the show was its usual high quality and the organisers from the Newbury & Reading Wargames Society deserve credit for their efforts. It was a very busy day with over sixty traders in attendance and business seemed to be booming.
There were as usual a large number of demonstration and participant games on display covering an interesting range of periods and scales. Skirmish Wargames put on a very topical and well-presented 54mm ECW Battle of Newbury Skirmish whilst I was also impressed by Penarth and Districts Wargames Society Pennsylvania 1777 game and Loughton Strike Force’s Action at Antietam.
The Society of Gentlemen Gamers Rapid Fire 20mm Western Desert game representing the Italian Ariete division’s last stand would get my prize for most destroyed vehicles on a wargames table, whilst for innovative terrain construction I would cite Grand Tactical Game’s 6mm representation of the winter Franco-Prussian engagement at Lisaine cleverly achieved using T-Shirt material to represent the frozen ground.
So, a great day overall and hopefully this marks the permanent return of one of the South’s major wargames show.
Read a full report of the show by Paul Davies in our December issue!