Wargames Illustrated will be attending (or arranging) the following shows/events in 2019
We’ll be at Vapnartak in York on 3 February 2019; the curtain raising UK show for gamers in the north of England.
A couple of weeks later, 17 February, we will be supporting ROBIN in Nottingham. This year the ‘Lead Belt’’s own convention is being organised by a new team and they are hoping to push on from the success of previous years.
On that very same weekend (16 – 17) we will also be at Tactica in Hamburg. A must visit for all European gamers, Wargames Illustrated will be trading on the Saturday and reporting from the show on the Sunday – look out for plenty of photos, video and Observation Post material from the convention.
The Newark Showground plays host to the first of three wargames show on 2 March when Hammerhead 2019 comes to town.
Aside from the excellent participation games which will doubtless be on display in the hall (all Hammerhead games are participation) Wargames Illustrated will be running our painting competition for the second year running, so make sure you bring along you best brushwork and see if you can’t return home with one of our prestigious awards for your troubles.
For full details on Hammerhead and the painting comp go to hammerheadshow.co.uk
April can mean only one thing: Salute at Excel, London – the world’s largest wargames show. This year it’s an early one – on Saturday 6th. We will be there for our 31st successive year, with great offers on subscriptions, our famous golden ticket Dice Off and – a quick fire participation game (and great looking table!).
19 May sees the first of the two Partizan shows of the year. WI has always been closely associated with Partizan and it remains one of our favourite events of the year. We will be trading, reporting and judging the best games at the show.
Time to cross the pond and go visit our readers in the States. It’s a new venue, but not a new town for Historicon this year as the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Centre play host to this massive US convention, on 10 – 14 July. We look forward to returning to this stalwart of the US gaming scene, armed with magazines to sell, subscription deals and a camera and notepad to report on the action.
As ever we’ll also be running the Wargames Illustrated/HMGS painting comp, details of which can be found on our website.
Partizan returns to Newark in the form of the cunningly named The Other Partizan show on the 18th.
Time to head down south to Colours on the 7th. We’ll be at this busy ‘shopping show’, which always has a great atmosphere in a plush venue.
Our last show of the year is Crisis in Antwerp, (date yet to be announced). A convention which has forged a deservedly great reputation over the years.
All that it then remains for me to say is Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2020!!