I am wondering whether to get tickets or not, from what I have seen you get in sooner without them - but I have only been to the last couple so I do not know if this is normal or not. This time I take pictures and look at the demo games, having inexplicably failed to do either last year. The flights from Northern Ireland are expensive but it is a grand day out.
I am looking forward to the event but I'm totally unimpressed by the miniature. Not my cup of tea. And the legs are a little underdeveloped compared to the upper body, don't you think? Still excited to see all those new releases, 3ups, beautiful tables... Can't wait to see what Warlord has in store for us!
I've got to admit, the first time I went I was a little disappointed. Yes, the room was big and there were a lot of traders, some of who only attend certain shows. But I was expecting more and certainly felt that Triples was better. I think this was due to the hype that surrounds the show and being so far away for some of us, raises expectations. I think that because I had read so much about it and heard things from other wargamers, that I had raised expectations and felt let down once I was there. That said, I have also helped put on a couple of games at Triples and when you're involved in something, everything else seems to blur so you end up with a different view that is a little slanted.
This year, however, does promise to be a little more special just because we have decided that it would be a good idea to meet up and say hello to each other (those who can attend). Now, as we are all talking about a meeting place, the Warlord stand being one of them, perhaps we could arrange a time and maybe get the announcer (I believe that there is one) to issue a reminder over the public address system, say, 10 minutes before?