I have been to … Cavalier 2011
Posted: February 27, 2011 Filed under: Wargame Shows
I have not been able to get to many wargames shows over the past year or so, and it was therefore a great pleasure to be able to find time to go to Cavalier 2011. It was organised by the Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society, and was held at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge.
Besides a sizeable trader presence, there were quite a few demonstration and participation games being staged, and the following photo-essay should give you an idea of the range and scope of what was on show.
Sentium 295BC (Society of Ancients)
This participation game was run by the usual stalwarts of the SOA, including Phil Steele and Professor Phil Sabin.
Operation Bodenplatte 1945 (North London Wargames Group)
‘Shot, Shell and Steam’ American Civil War Naval Battle (Mid Anglia Wargamers)
The Descent of Chivalry (Lance and Longbow Society)
Washington’s Army (Peter Pig)
Bronze Age World Cup 1200BC (SEEMS)
This was another of SEEMS’s innovative ideas; an all-day ‘knock out’ competition between various Bronze Age armies.
Grunwald 1410 (Crawley Wargames Club)
Budapest 1945 (Loughton Strike Force)
West Side Story 2000 (Deal Wargames Group)
‘Paths of Glory’ World War I Battle (The Big Push Group)
Skirmish at Ngoway’s Kraal 1879 (Maidstone Wargames Society)
‘Die to make men free’ American Civil War Battle (Southend Wargames Club)
Taranto 1940 (Staines Wargamers)
Cavalier has always very pleasant show to attend, and this year was no exception. I was able to chat to several people that I know, to pick up quite a few catalogues, and to buy a copy of Mike Snook’s GO STRONG INTO THE DESERT (Published by Perry Miniatures  ISBN 978 0 9561842 1 4). This looks like a real ‘cracker’ of a book, and I look forward to reading it over the next few weeks.