Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Crisis at Antwerp - 3 November 2012


Just a very brief update in this post to let people know that Richard Clarke, myself and another six members of the TooFatLardies club (Harpers, Biffo, Alan, Trev, Elton and Noddy) are making the trip to the beautiful city of Antwerp on Friday for the Crisis 2012 show held on Saturday, 3rd November and hosted by the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp.



This has been one of the highlights of my wargaming year since 2009 and is always a great show, bringing the very best of European wargaming  together in one place.  Added to this hobby incentive is the city of Antwerp itself, surely one of the most attractive of North European cities and always very welcoming.

We're taking a participation game of Dux Britanniarum, which will (I think) be Saxon sea raiders against Sub-Roman British defenders.  As ever, anyone is more than welcome to join in the game - but also, as ever, it’s the chance to meet old friends and new which is the real highlight of the trip.

Here's some photos from the last few years, together with some pictures of the old town of Antwerp, all of which bring back some terrific memories.  Look forward to seeing a few of you this weekend!

Tot binnenkort!










20 comments:

  1. Looking like a realy nice event !

    Have a good trip and bring back lots of inspirational pictures for us that won´t be there.

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael. I'll certainly do my best on the photography front!

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  2. Lucky lad! Have a great time, I expect lots of pics!!!

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  3. Great to hear Sidney, I'll be going too and maybe stop by to say hello!

    Cheers Sander

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    1. Sander, please do - it would be terrific to meet up in person. Looking forward to it!

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  4. A good sign that you're now fully recovered, glad to hear. Hope you have good time there and I'll wait for the reports once back home

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    1. Thanks Benito. Yes, feeling much more like my old self now and looking forward to the weekend away.

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  5. Next year in Antwerp, for sure.
    If I can swing a weekend pass.

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    1. Mike, I'm going to hold you to that, Sir. It'd be terrific to see you and some of the Peterborough guys there next year. It's a cracking show.

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  6. I'm quite envious. Have a great time and keep an eye out for Michael from MiniStories as I think he'll be there as well. Looking forward to the post-op commentary and photos!

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  7. Thanks Curt - you can count on it! I shall certainly be looking out for MiniMike to trade information on his fantastic recent Mexicans.

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  8. Hi Sydney, I will get there at lunchtime and will certainly drop by.
    Look forward to catching up with you. CU Saturday and have a good journey.

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    1. Great stuff, Mike - looking forward to it!

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  9. Hey Sidney, see you saterday! Looking forward to meet you!

    Oh and don't try to taste all the Belgian beers on friday evening! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. Peter, thanks very much - looking forward to meeting up! I'll go steady on the De Koninck on Friday!

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  10. I wish I could come, but not this year.:-( I'll for sure try and make next year. Have a good time!!

    Christopher

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  11. Have a great time Sidney and we look forward to seeing some pictures of the event and your display game. The snow effects in the pictures that you have done in this post look very effective, would you mind sharing how you achieved this?
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  12. I had a tremendous time at the new venue, not in the least while playing in the Dux demo. It was a joy to see Richard in action. Thanks very much for your coming there and explaining games to Continentals like me :o)

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