Sunday, 6 May 2012

Carronade 2012 post show and a victory

Just a quick post to talk about the Carronade 2012 show, which was yesterday, and which was the first outing for our clubs participation game Empire of the Dead. There'll be more pictures later, as one of the other guys at our club was taking pictures of the board, so once he's sorted through them I'll get some of them up to show off the board in all it's glory.

So for a quick basic picture of the board and what it looked like

The board just after set up
The brick buildings in the lower left are the ones I painted, with the roofs being done by fellow blogger and G3 member LeadLegion. The other buildings and the gas lamps were all painted by various club members, along with the miniatures which don't feature in this shot.

The show ran really well, with 5 of us there manning the table we worked with 2 people on for an hour, then they would swap for an hour with the other guys, while the fifth guy helped when he could as he isn't feeling great, and we just did this for the show. This meant we weren't at the table too long, and the shift went reasonably quickly, especially as we generally had a decent amount of interest in the game, with a demo game being ran every shift.

Everybody enjoyed themselves, the people running the game, along with the people participating in the games. The scenario was Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper, with the Ripper having to kill 4 civilians and harvest their organs within 10 turns. If he managed this, he was the victor, otherwise if he was killed, or 10 turns passed, Sherlock was the winner. I think by the end of the day we had 4 victories to the ripper, with only 1 to Sherlock.

 During my off time I wandered round the show as well. For a start I picked up my Critical Mass pre-order, which now gives me enough Arc Fleet troops etc to have a fieldable army. So they'll slowly be getting painted up in the scheme that has been shown before and properly based up, now I know what I'm doing with them. I also bought some Mercs for things like Blasters and Bulkheads and Tomorrow's War. And cause I'd pre-ordered to collect from the show, they threw in some goodies of some free figures, a couple of the small objective markers and some sticks for mounting figures on for painting. All in all more than £10 worth of stuff, which for the size of order was pretty good.

Then the final surprise. As we were running the last game of the day, we were approached by two of the guys from Falkirk District Wargames Club and were informed that we'd won best participation game of the show. Needless to say we were all pretty chuffed with ourselves, and to top it off we were all handed a prize.

No champagne to fill it with though. I'm sure tea will do.

So it just comes to me to thank the guys from the Falkirk District Wargames Club for running the show, which was really enjoyable. It's a good show, and while it's far from the biggest, it's done in a reasonable space, so you're not crammed in, and there's a decent amount of traders there.

And now it's looking onwards to Wappinshaw in July, we are going to tart the board up some more for the demo game, and we will see what we can do there.

Mecha Ace out.


  1. Congratulations. Sorry I let you down by my absence. I'll be at Wappinshaw and Claymore though, barring another dose of the flu.

  2. Nice report!!! I'll look forward to more pics!!

  3. Well done mate enjoy your brew. Look forward to the pictures!

  4. I look forward to seeing your 'Mass Effect' themed B&B force!

  5. Damn nice looking and sounding game and congrats on the award, well done boys!