One of the real highlights in the wargaming calendar is always Partizan. Apart from being a local show for us it has a great heritage apart from being set in the beautiful surroundings of Kelham Hall near Newark.
This Partizan would be different for us though as we would be on the other side of the stands. Experience told us we’d be in for a relaxed atmosphere and to see plenty of old faces – a far cry from the Zerg rush at Salute in April when we were all but pinned to the stand all day by a veritable throng of excited gamers! How wrong were were…
Once again, from the opening of the doors to the queuing public, we were inundated with wargamers eager to buy our plastic and metal Imperial Romans, talk about our future plans and to see some of the upcoming products in our cabinet. We were so busy that there was often not enough room for us on the stand ourselves!
No surprise that much talk was of the plastic Celts which debuted at the show (thanks again to all at Renedra for ensuring the first sprues were ready in time!). Our chariots and Druids also generated a lot of interest and pre-orders were flowing nicely.
A lot of buzz was being created by The Army Painter line of hobby products and we all but sold out of Quick Shade and many of the sprays. It seems that painting armies is undergoing something of a revolution as a result of these products which can only be good for the hobby if more people are getting finished armies onto the field of battle.
Again we got to see little of the show ourselves but from the buzz and from talking to other gamers after the show it seems as if this Partizan was a very successful one all round.
All congratulations must be made to the Newark Irregulars who yet again put on a great show.
Thanks also to those who helped us set up the stand on the day – you know who you are!