Unfortunately we won't be making the trip to Colours on the 15th September this year but that doesn't mean you will have to miss out on a great deal of Shellhole Scenics goodness. From now until midnight on the 12th September you can get 10% off all products on the website by entering the code COLOURS18.
There is even the option to collect from the show by entering the 'PICK UP FROM STORE' option for postage. The order will be at the show ready for your collection, I will confirm its location via email.
As I type this, there is just thirteen days before the Joy of Six 2018. Yes, less than two weeks before one of the best shows you will see on the Wargame circuit. On the last post I listed all the great games and traders that will be there on the day.
There will be lots to see and do on the day. The vast majority of the games will be participation, so as well as looking at the eye candy, you’ll be able to join in the action.
The ever-popular Dr Mike’s Painting Clinic will be in attendance. The eponymous Dr Mike is a wonderful teacher and offers free advice and input to complete novices and experience painters alike. If you’ve ever said to yourself, ‘I don’t know how you paint anything that small!’, then pop into Dr Mike’s clinic and receive a free cure for your crippling doubt.
We’ll also be hosting two seminars. The first is the regular Baccus Sunday Grill, where disgruntled gamers can vent their spleen on the captive Baccus staff and attempt to catch them out with tricky questions and demand for information. Always a lively and fun event!
The second is something a little different. We’ve assembled a panel from some of the Great and Good of the hobby, namely John Treadaway, (editor of Miniature Wargames), Wayne Bollands , assistant editor of Wargames Illustrated) and Neil Shuck and Mike Hobbs (both of the Meeples and Miniatures website). They, and the attendees will be addressing questions about why 6mm wargaming has such a poor profile within the hobby and perhaps even coming up with a few answers to improve the situation.
As usual, we’ll also be doing our bit to improve that image problem by running our ‘6mm Sceptic’ scheme. This is for all those who really cannot see the point of attending a show catering purely for 6mm gaming. If your preferred scale of figure tends to the taller, then just declare your complete disinterest at the entry desk and we won’t charge you. Yup. Free entry. If you change your mind and actually see the little guys in a new light and fancy having a go, then go back and pay up your entry fee and we’ll give you a ‘Reformed’ badge. Several of the traders will offer deals or discounts to the Reformed as a mark of your conversion.
So there you have it. A great venue with lots of natural light, some wonderful looking games, lots to play and do and good quality, reasonably priced catering. Why not give it a go?
There is now less than a month to go to this year's Joy of Six and it really is looking like another outstanding show.
In terms of traders we have the following attending, their shelves, racks and tables packed with 6mm merchandise of all types:
• Wargames Emporium
• Brigade Models
• GM Boardgames
• Heroics & Ros
• Leven Miniatures
• Christopher Morris
• GS Miniature Workshop
We're really pleased to be able to welcome GM Boardgames who are travelling to attend the show all the way from Poland. They'll be showing off their ACW game and a lovely range of figures.
Also new for this year is Christopher Morris who'll be selling books - a real gap in the products available in previous years' events.
The list of games is really quite stellar:
• GM Boardgames
• Wakefield and District Wargamers
• SAD Wargamers
• Cold War Commanders
• Dan Hodgson
• Gripping Beast
• Naval Wargames Society
• Per Broden and Wyre Foresters
• Commission Figures
• Mailed Fist
• Yorkshire Renegades
• Ian and Mark Henderson
• MAD gamers
• Baccus 6mm
• Milton Keynes
• Harry Ryder
• Grantham Strategy and Gaming Club
• Robert Dunlop
• Sheffield Wargames Soc & WD
• James Mitchell
• Deeside Defenders
• Wargames Emporium
• Battle of Seven Pines
• Ultra fast Sci-Fi
• Operation Excess
• Action at Gilly, June 1815
• Swordpoint 6mm
• Zeebrugge Raid 1918
• Horka 1708
• Normandy 44
• Future War Commander
• Manchester 1642
• DBMM Ancients
• Battle of Issus
• Battle of Britain
• Matz 1918
• Clitches of the Great Patriotic war
• ECW - Halfway Down
• Command Horizon
That's two dozen games of the very highest quality with 75% of them being participation. You not only get to see some great sights, but you get to join in too!
For those of you wishing to sharpen up your painting, Dr Mike will be once again be opening the doors of his splendiferous painting clinic.
There will be two seminars; The Baccus team will once again be placed in a locked room with a load of customers and pinned against the wall and made to deliver up the deepest and darkest secrets about what goes on behind the scenes at the Grim Workshop of Doom. The second will be a new format to us in that we've assembled a panel of some of the Great and the Good of our hobby to chew over some topical 6mm related issues. There'll be more details of this coming along later, but I think that's going to be a cracking session!
Add in to this heady mix a Bring and Buy, good food and very reasonable places and a mere £3.00 entry fee, then you have the makings of one of the best shows on the UK games circuit.
If you fancy making a full weekend of it, then why not book yourself in on a Baccus Workshop Tour? We'll be holding two sessions on Saturday 14th July. Numbers are limited, so get your reservations in now or risk disappointment as they are very popular. Just email or call us on 0114 2724491.