Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Medieval Games (with ships) at Partizan

I went to the Partizan show at Newark last weekend. The show has established a reputation for having games of high visual appeal and quality, as well as being a friendly mid-sized show. There were three late medieval games advertised, but only two there on the day - both of which had a nautical element which is a little unusual. I took a few photos, so I though I'd post some  up here for those who didn't get to the show.
First is a naval participation game, called 'Warwick at Sea', which featured medieval cogs with plastic bow and bill Perry figures in whole or part. I believe it was run by 'Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy' magazine and appeared very busy each I time I walked by the table.




The other games was run by Alan & Michael Perry and friends and was a fictional encounter, based on Queen Margaret's flight after the battle of Hexham, 1464. The Queen had to be escorted the length of a 12 foot table to a cog waiting to take her to France. Her retinue failed her and she was seen being taken into captivity by the Yorkists.









I foresee a slight surge of interest in later medieval ship warfare about to emerge - using the Revell Hansa Kogge plastic kits that both games used - with crews easily adapted from Perry plastics.


7 comments:

Stuart said...

Thanks for these photographs Simon, good viewing for those who couldn't make it, did you leave empty handed?

(shopping, not stealing)

Dalauppror said...

Wow, realy good looking games !!!

Thanks for sharing

Best regards Michael

Bayonet.pro said...

Very good!..

painterman said...

Surprisingly no purchases Stuart - I have more than enough metal and plastics that need paint applying - but good opportunity to catch up for long chats with others.

Cory said...

Great looking games! I have an old Wargames Foundry resin cog that I'm working on for a WotR scenario. Thanks for sharing!

Stephen said...

Fabulous photos Simon, thank you

istiak tuhin said...

wow..you added lots of picture..........that is awesome...


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