Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Carronade '17

Last Saturday was the FDWC annual show 'Carronade' and as usual, most of the bods from the club plus a few worthies all piled in to run another successful show.

Number of attendee's was up again this year from last, possibly helped by the not very pleasant weather in these parts. Numbers of traders and Clubs putting on games was about the same as last year as we've pretty much got to the maximum capacity for these but there were a few changes in the line up as some traders come and go with other events about the country move date etc.

All reported a very busy and interesting day with trade certainly buoyant and the expanded bring & buy flea market doing exceptional trade all day right up to the death.

The Iron Brigade won the Best Demo Game with their eye catching War of the Roses game with Glasgow Warhogs picking up the Runner-up with their Essen game. East Neuk Irregulars got the Best Public Participation game with their popular Indonesian Confrontation 1962 offer, with a close run thing from Leuchars Veterans and their 'Fury' tank combat game. As usual several other games were very nice indeed.

The painting competition also saw its highest number of entries to date with stiff competition in the Single Fantasy and Historical Unit categories particularly. Thanks to all who took part.

All in all a successful show and an enjoyable but exhausting day.

For further run down on the event, competition winners, video's and pic's from the show, you can find a full show run down at the FDWC Carronade show review.

I did manage to take a few pics of some of the games which caught my eye but had an epic fail on the the new phone camera front. Here follows a few (over exposed) pictures which hopefully give a flavour of some of the delights on offer. (I'll stick with my trusty Olympus ;-) and endeavour to do better next time ).

Some of the painting competition entries and winners;


  1. It looks like a cracking day out.

  2. Impressive and beautiful pictures!

  3. What a neat way of spending ones day,
    to meet up with friends for such splendid play,
    i it so reminds me rather of my younger days.
    Two of my friends are above me in comments so I feel rather comfy writing in this space my way.

    This is and will remain a happy style of Post. Thank you for placing it here,it was a real pleasure viewing all those lovely tables. Greetings from Fiddle Wood Norwich United Kingdom. BB

  4. Glad you enjoyed the day 😁


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