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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2020, 06:41:41 AM »
Thanks for your hard work, Mike and Miles. The German infantry will be setting off from their barracks shortly!

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2020, 08:08:39 PM »
Hopefully Simon you learned a lot this weekend about PBI ? As well the process up to the game ?
Good game though, it looked the part as well.
The show is growing ever year. Looking good and getting bigger.
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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2020, 08:16:19 PM »
Back from the show thanks to Martin driving skill navigating around Bournemouth.
Lots of traders and nice games. Best of the bunch I think was David's Arnhem bridge game, Mike’s  gang with their Ardennes game and the old picks with their tank heavy Normandy game.
There was lots of Re enactors , Dorset reg WW2, Star Wars characters and Marvel characters but sorry to Poison ivy I thought she was a mermaid!
Novel trader at the show was two young ladies selling rather nice jewellery they have asked to attend Bovington show in July, so another reason to visit.

Stewart

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2020, 09:31:23 PM »
Well, it was worth it in the end. Missing the show to watch my 9 year old daughter waving the flags with her team mates as the Stoke City team team onto the pitch. A 3 - 1 win over Charlton. She must be a good omen.

Hope you lucky lot enjoyed the show and spent a bit of money on the trade stands to make it worthwhile for them turning up.

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2020, 09:33:59 PM »
Sean you did right, your daughter may only do this once, Beach head will be back next year.

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2020, 09:02:06 AM »

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2020, 10:27:08 AM »
I will echo Stewart's and others' feedback about the show. A really landmark occasion for the hobby with much to appeal the non gamers, so well done to Pete and his crew.
Martin and Stewart's Pirate participation game was successfully encouraging people to play and Ian's small scale Arnhem Bridge game did the same. We had a new player James, join us for the afternoon session of the Ardennes game. I will prepare the US battle report shortly for the game.

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2020, 10:32:30 AM »
Hi Sean,

Your photo isn't displaying and I can't see what's wrong, the address is correct so I've put a link in below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4up3q8cgshzemdh/20200209_085543.jpg?dl=0

Regards,

Martin Buck

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2020, 03:23:50 PM »
Nice picture Sean

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2020, 06:29:50 PM »
Great picture Sean, hope that the weather was ok.

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2020, 08:01:21 PM »
I just cant seem to get pictures uploaded anymore. I've tried Imgur but can't figure it out despite the guidance previously given on here.

Ava is standing between the two number 8's.

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2020, 10:23:47 PM »
For me, it was a great show. Well lit and spacious. People seemed to be having fun.

I think the standard of demo games was at least as good as Colours, and we had a number of informed folk come over to talk. Interestingly, several assumed we were playing Rapid Fire.

Things that the venue could do better next time include:
 - turning up early to put the kettle on: the queues first thing for tea and coffee were ridiculous
 - doing a day rate for the parking - £18 (the 24-hour rate applies after 6 hours) was bordering on the extortionate

I'll bring my own lunch next time too - those Bournemouth folk like to fleece the visitors...

But those are minor grumbles. We had a great game, and had a chance to speak to several others on this Forum. Good to see 15mm alive and well!

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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2020, 07:56:30 AM »
We must get a copy of the rules to put out on our games table, and label the game title with the Rules name as well.
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Re: Bournemouth Beach head show
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2020, 08:32:47 AM »
We must get a copy of the rules to put out on our games table, and label the game title with the Rules name as well.
Miles

Very good points, Miles.