Sunday, 12 May 2013

Carronade 2013

Another show over and another pretty successful day all told. The day seemed to be a success despite (or because of) the pretty poor weather and the show, with a greater number of traders and games on offer seemed to pull in a good number on the door.

Once again, I didn't have a big amount of time to go round the show being up in the Painting Competition and Flea Market for most of the day but I did get a quick look round the games on show, and managed to have a good chat with many of the bods I only see at the Scottish Shows.

One thing I did neglect to do this year was, blasphemy of blasphemies, to spend any money on wargame goodies.

Enjoyed the day and there certainly was a good choice of games on offer once again;

A good mix of games, both Demo and Participation games with a roughly 50/50 split so lots of gaming going on and much shouting of joy and dismay.

The Flea Market did a roaring trade once again and there was even a bit of buying and re-selling going on along with a good bit of haggling, a bit more like an Arab Souke than a flea market all told but everybody happy there and 'much cheapness' was to be had.

The Painting Competition was once again pretty well attended with the number of entries up by 20% or so, which was good to see and the overall level of entries was excellent. My poor efforts entered into the Club Open category failed to get a place, but the winners were all very deserved;

Junior Runner-up
Calum Farmer - Imperial Guard Sentinel

Junior Winner
Rory McNeil - Haranobu Samurai

Single Fantasy Figure Winner
Mark McNaught - Elf Female

Single Fantasy Figure Runner-Up
Christopher Miller - Goblin Shaman

Fantasy Unit Winner
Paul Sanderson - Chaos Warband

Fantasy Unit Runner-Up
Christopher Miller - Death Korps ofKreig Platoon

Single Historical Figure Runner-Up
David Jarvis - Norman Knight

Single Historical Figure Winner
Kenneth Weldon - Gen. Robert E Lee

Historical Unit Runner-Up
Paul Provan - Blucher Command

Historical Unit Winner
David Jarvis - Texan Confederates

Fighting Vehicles
Peter McCarrol - 15mm Tiger - Winner
John Martin - Old Crow Tank - Runner-Up

Club Open Category Winner
Frank Keast - Hell's Highway Guards

Club Open Category Runner-Up
Peter Muir - Teutonic Knights

Best of Show
David Jarvis' Texans
Thanks to the Painting Judges Brendan, Rob and Jim who took some time out their day to do a difficult and thankless task in judging to competition.

Haven't found oout who has won the Best Demo and Participation games yet but will do soon and post the names and blames.

Planning will no doubt start pretty soon for next years show, and though the show has now pretty much reached it's maximum occupancy of 40 traders and 40 games, we'll see if we can continue to add and improve, onwards and upwards.


  1. Good pictures, good report, maybe one day!

  2. Looks like a great day out, some excellent looking games, but not a penny spent on any figures????????

  3. What....didn't buy any figures! Well the games sure do look nice!


    1. I'm going to head my head in shame for weeks to come.

  4. Hello Hendrid,

    My name is Rory McNeil, the guy who won the junior category at Falkirk. I have my own blog called McNeil Miniature Projects, here is the link: My blog has only been going for about a year now I was going to ask if you could maybe put my blog on your Blogs of Interest list and I would put yours on my Blogroll. Just to get both our blogs seen by a bigger audience (mine more than yours by the look of your view count :D). Just reply to this comment if this is ok with you. Thanks,


  5. Thank you for posting the images.

    I always enjoy browsing these photo reports.



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