Monday, 4 April 2016

IMPACT! 2016


Yesterday I was able to visit the IMPACT games convention in Eindhoven and it was a blast! Last year's event was cancelled due to the venue not being available and so a different, bigger and easier to reach location was found. The Hired Guns from Uden made a sterling effort in creating what I think is a very good all round wargames convention. Sadly I forgot to put a SD card in my camera so have only a few pictures but luckily more can be found on the IMPACT Facebook page and on Johan's blog. I arrived at 10.00u sharp and found the hall already busy with gamers doing demo's, playing tournaments and trading stuff.

The centre of the hall was filled with gaming tables while around them the traders were placed. All tables, yes absolutely all of them, looked very good. Some were real gems, like Ludwigs Arnhem table with scenery 3D printed by himself.

After doing two rounds I met up with Johan and JW and in the end we found ourselves in the bar with Rikh and Britt chatting away the time about just about anything more or less hobby related.

Finally we did another round or two and around 16.00 o clock we had to accept that time to say goodbye had come and we left for home.

Some of the pictures I did take with my cell phone:

 The guys from De Alde Garde were there as well with a very nice table.

 The guy in the background in the grey shirt with the goatee is Rikh

A view of the hall with a very good Sudan game in progress in the foreground

Some of the games

JW talking to Paul demonstrating his Valhalla Viking skirmish rules

A really bad image of Paul's great table

As an afterthought, the trader in the background of the picture above had some Warhammer Historical books in his assortment, some of these I own myself like Shieldwall, Legends of the Old West and so on; they went for about €60,-! Man I did not know they were that hot on the market!

The swag I bought was pretty much this:
- A box of Wargames Factory's Saxon Thegns
- some resin scenery pieces of furniture etc
- a new brush and some Valejo Paints

Not worth a picture I am afraid but I have enough to paint anyway...

So a very nice day indeed with nice weather, meeting old- and making new friends!

Cheers Sander


Gunbird said...

I've got Shieldwall and a colour copy of the main Ancient Battle rules set aside for you, if you like...I don't need them anymore.

Sander said...

Thanks mate but I have those already as well, I was just flabbergasted at the high prises asked for them. If you don't use them sell them it'll give you some more battletable cash!

Rick Hart said...

Thanks Sander, good to meet you all yesterday! Hoping to be back in August so hopefully we can meet up then

Francis Lee said...

Sounds like a good venue and show Sander!

Sander said...

@Fran: it sure is/ was!

@Rikh: well I am not altogether sure I will be able to attend in August since my second son will be born that Month so I'll have other things on my mind I guess ;-)

Gunbird said...

@ Sander, I would if they weren't folder bound copies of the books. I'll put them on the salesgroups for free pick up then.