The weekend just gone saw me attend the UK Games Expo, hosted this year in Birmingham at the Hilton Hotel. Being only a short hour and half down the road from Cambridgeshire it was an ideal place and event to visit and another main reason was that for the whole weekend I would be working along side the guys from GCT Studios on their stand, promoting and demoing Bushido.
For anyone who has not visited the Games Expo, it is centered mainly on boardgames and the like with only a few miniature games hosted. The main ones were Bushido, Dropzone Commander by Hawk Wargames and Mantic games (Ronnie Renton was in attendance and he showed me a pre-production box set of the new Mars Attack game which looks immense and I can not wait to receive all my shiny Martian goodies from the Kickstarter they ran)
Alot of UK Cos-Players also attend the Expo and its nice to walk round the stalls and see all the great boardgames on display and then end up discussing them with a Clone Trooper, Cat Woman or even a Female Thor!
The weekend was very busy and its established that just over 9000 people attended the Expo which is brilliant.
As I was working the majority of the show doing demos (which I had a fantastic time doing and seemed to be immensly well received by the ammount of Bushido stuff people were buying afterwards) I didnt get to take pictures of many of the games on display but I did manage to get accosted by a few of the Cos-Players who forced me to have my picture taken with them !!!
Saturday night saw myself, Toby and Gordon from GCT take on Simon and Louie from Hawk Wargames in a large battle of the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game. We took X-Wings and the Hawk guys took the Imperials with a swarm of TIE Fighters. Toby went out in a fizzle very early on, whilst myself and Gordon put up a valiant fight downing TIE's one after another. Unfortunately the odds were against us heroic rebels and the Evil Empire managed to take down our ships.
A cracking night and it was great getting to know the Hawk Guys.
Really looking forward to next years show and hopefully I can get working with the GCT crew again.