Saturday, 13 November 2010

Wargames Show in Ramsgate

Ok so the picture doesn't correspond with the title of this post!! but as I havn't got any pictures of a wargames show at Ramsgate etc thought I would scan the cover of 1 of 6 issues of the 'With the Flag to Pretoria' I picked up today at the Antiques fair in Westgate Hall , Canterbury where the Trust I belong to is hoping to take over the centre and has a stand once a month. 'sadly'!! there are some interesting stalls including a very good and reasonable book stall, a militaria specialist and vintage diecast stand and I do succumb!!

I do love these period jingoistic magazines mostly for the artwork which is superb, This cover is by Caton Woodville  the famous military illustrator & painter.

Anyway stop woffling, the show is a small show run by Michael of Red Knight games (previously the Snipers Nest in Ramsgate) couple of weeks ago I went to the shop and it had been replaced by a sweet shop!!!so no Great War figs or Perry French Dragoons in there then, the new shop owner said that the wargames shop had moved to the New Marlow Innovation centre at the Marlow Academy on the outskirts of Ramsgate.

I ventured up there recently and the best thing is you get a cup of coffee now hurrah, michael's is a great chap always helpful with ordering figures in and supporting the local clubs, mostly concentrating on attending shows and trading from the enterprise centre for the local wargamers than paying silly high street rents.

Anyway tomorrow is the 3rd wargames show proceeds of which go to the Britsish legion, it's a small local show, but it is getting gradually bigger, This year there will be about half a dozen demo or participation games, a few trade stands, a raffle, refreshments and piles of free parking immediately outside the venue. All this for a mere £2 entrance which goes to the British Legion.

This year it’s being held at the Marlowe Academy, on Marlowe Way, Ramsgate CT12 6FA on Sunday 14th November from 10.00am-4.00pm. Should you need more info then get in touch with those nice folk at Red Knight, namely Michael or Sheree, on either 01843 598640, or their mobile 07745 284925, or drop them an email via or even wander along to their premises at the Marlowe Innovation Centre in the bright orange building opposite the Academy. This last bit of info is 'nicked' from 6 Mil Phils blog, the first Wargames/modelling blogger I have ever met (must attend more shows I suppose!!) a

Now there is a link between a Ramsgate school and the 110 year old magazine this advert !

Jolly glad to see they had an isolation infirmary....important consideration for all parents that!!


Anonymous said...

Allo mate!
Didn't catch you at the show, hope you had a good one. Should you ever need a relevent photo which I have on my blog feel free to grab it. Had a quick look at Brit Modeller and very nice it is too, haven't got around to registering there yet though. You should try Salute 2011, just about every blogger and their dog goes to it.

Can't tell what I like more about the CHS advert, the advert is amusing but so is the mispelling of "grammar" in the naming of the jpeg - don't panic, your secret is safe with me!

Fraxinus said...

yeah Phil the secret of my bad spelling is safe!! My spelling actually has become absolutely appaling, and having written a 24 page submission for grant funding over the weekend while under the horrifically lethal man flu had to get a colleague to proof read it....punctuation, is often : even worse.!"

I am actually thinking about attending Salute this year (last time I did venture there was when it was at Chelsea Town Hall!!) as Waterloo to Mons Matt is running a game based on his Schleswig Holstein Wars figures (spelling must be wrong there!)which I would like to see

Anonymous said...

I think if you only make one show a year Salute is the "must-see". It's massive now and tbh it's a push to cover everything in the single day.

Quite a few locals where up there this year, bumped into Mick of Snipers/RKG, Dan and his son, and various others as well as meeting up with folk either off forums or sporting the limited edition VBCW badge (very neo-masonic).

Like I say it's become a "must-see"...

legatus hedlius said...

We must try and meet up if you go to Salute. I want to see Matt's Schleswig game too!

Nice to have you back blogging!

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