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Capn Duff
05-27-2016, 02:52
The next outing for sails is at the Games Expo to be held at the NEC Birmingham next weekend.
This is a 3 day gaming convention not a purely wargames show.
There will be Sails and WGF represented over the weekend.
If you are in the vacinity pop along and say hello.
We are situated in the main arena with the trade stands

Bligh
05-27-2016, 07:56
Can't wait for this one Chris.
See you Friday.
Rob.

Dr.Maturin
05-27-2016, 10:35
Sorry Guys, can't make this one.

Hjl
05-27-2016, 14:41
Eagerly awaiting pictures.

Capn Duff
06-05-2016, 16:41
Back from the Expo, what a great weekend, but quite tired after thre early starts.
Must thank all the helpers on the sails table, Ensign Patch, Bligh, Captain Kiwi and War Boar ( from the Aerodrome)
Will get pics of the games published this week.

Bligh
06-05-2016, 16:52
I would like to thank you in return Chris, not only for organizing the games so well but also all the background work involved in getting us invited in the first place.
Rob.

Capn Duff
06-07-2016, 16:33
Here is a selection of pics from the three days at Games Expo 2016. There are more in the album named Expo 2016

The first Game Bligh and Captain Kiwi discuss the British plan with the first punter of the day

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23620&d=1465333938

Meanwhile Ensign Patch passes on his knowlege with the chaps friends

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23619&d=1465333924

Not long later, devastation

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23618&d=1465333908

Second set of players

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23617&d=1465333893

My Commerse de Marseille prepares surupticiously a double shot surprise for HMS Belleisle approaching

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23616&d=1465333867

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23615&d=1465333781

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23614&d=1465333763

More people stopping to play

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23613&d=1465333749

The young lady here was not playing and at first showed minor interest

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23611&d=1465333692

However she was soon asking more questions and was quite interested

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23610&d=1465333674

Then we brought out the Pirates, thanks to Simon ( Ensign Patch)

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23608&d=1465333628

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23607&d=1465333608

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23606&d=1465333592

Day 2 and this party sought us out, the young lady was Italian and the chap on the right was also Italian as well as a trained sailor, he wanted to see how the game handled.

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23604&d=1465333491

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23603&d=1465333472

All she wanted to do was blow him out of the water

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23602&d=1465333452

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23601&d=1465333435

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23598&d=1465333344

Next another chaps with his young lady friend, he wanted something different

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23593&d=1465333229

She wanted to blow him out of the water.... a running theme it seems

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23592&d=1465333214

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23589&d=1465333166

Meanwhile at the other end of the table, Warboar helped another group to play

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23591&d=1465333197

This group wanted to try out the game

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23588&d=1465333149

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23587&d=1465333135

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23586&d=1465333115

They had a whale of a time, thanks to Ensign Patch and his sound effects and encouragement for boarding parties

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23584&d=1465333087

http://www.sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=23583&d=1465333063

Thanks to all for the assistance on the table

Bligh
06-07-2016, 16:48
Great to see the third day, which I missed, in such detail Chris.
Overall I think we got a better throughput than usual.
Rob.

Capn Duff
06-07-2016, 16:53
I must admit to really liking the Expo show, most of the people passing through are just gamers and not Wargamers, they seem more willing to try out something different..
A great and tiring weekend, but worth it I think

Naharaht
06-07-2016, 16:54
It looks like you had a good time and found some new players.

WarBoar
06-08-2016, 05:44
It looks like you had a good time and found some new players.

we did indeed it was extremely hot busy and Tireing but all in all a great weekend :) sign me up for next year :thumbsup:

Nightmoss
06-08-2016, 10:26
A very nice selection of SoG photos. Thanks for sharing! :hatsoff:

John Acton
06-09-2016, 14:08
Thanks for putting on the demo. It looked amazing and finally persuaded me to take the plunge. If Bruce and I hadn't been pushed for time with another tournament we'd have definately stopped and joined in. As it is he got his starter set and I got my sloop, and we ended up playing in the open gaming section until 10 that night. I think this may be the start of a beautiful addiction. :happy:

WarBoar
06-09-2016, 14:14
Thanks for putting on the demo. It looked amazing and finally persuaded me to take the plunge. If Bruce and I hadn't been pushed for time with another tournament we'd have definately stopped and joined in. As it is he got his starter set and I got my sloop, and we ended up playing in the open gaming section until 10 that night. I think this may be the start of a beautiful addiction. :happy:

You're very welcome are you the gentleman that asked myself and Chris (Capn Duff) about the sloops for pirates on the third day?

John Acton
06-09-2016, 14:21
Me? I'm an honest merchant sir! (Yes, yes it was).

WarBoar
06-09-2016, 14:24
Me? I'm an honest merchant sir! (Yes, yes it was).


Well im glad to see you've taken the plunge! but stay away from any French merchants :wink: The Brits on the otherhand.......... :cannonboom:

Bligh
06-09-2016, 15:03
Good to have you alongside matey, and I'm glad you enjoyed the show.
May your sails always be filled with fair winds.
Bligh.

Capn Duff
06-09-2016, 15:38
Welcome Pete, glad you like the look of the game to take the plunge, did your sloop last long ?
Hope to see you again in the near future

John Acton
06-09-2016, 17:20
Sad to say the sloop "Sophie" hasn't touched salt water yet. I was master of the Unite for those actions and I was very impressed by her maneuverability. I hear the local commodore's taken poccession of the HMS Sybil and has his eyes on a fourth rate in the near future, so it may well have a baptism of fire!

WarBoar
06-09-2016, 17:30
Aha a French Frigate i approve :D

John Acton
06-09-2016, 17:34
The French make fine ships, they just look better with a change of flags!

Capn Duff
06-09-2016, 17:59
The French make fine ships, they just look better with a change of flags!

Quite agree, the RN thanks the French navy for a number of its ships. :cannonboom::swordright::pistole::surrender:

WarBoar
06-09-2016, 18:13
OOOH YE cheeky blighters.......... :cannon: come and have a go if you think ur hard enough :wink:

Bligh
06-10-2016, 02:02
:salute: Right me boys, that seems like a fair challenge. I'll back my captured French ships against his any day me hearties.:minis:
Bligh.

John Acton
06-10-2016, 06:36
:salute: Right me boys, that seems like a fair challenge. I'll back my captured French ships against his any day me hearties.:minis:
Bligh.

I'm sure the affairs of such fine gennlemen such as yerselves isn't the place for simple folk like I. I'll hang back a bit and..... help thems as need it.

WarBoar
06-10-2016, 06:42
:salute: Right me boys, that seems like a fair challenge. I'll back my captured French ships against his any day me hearties.:minis:
Bligh.

:shock: Men get the White flag at the ready!!!!!

Comte de Brueys
06-10-2016, 07:52
Thank you for the Con report, Chris. :salute:

I have to spread reputation before credit you again. :shock:

Hjl
06-10-2016, 09:58
Looks like you had fun. Love the action shots of the com de mar.

One day I'll go to a con, maybe space city.

Nightmoss
06-10-2016, 10:05
The French make fine ships, they just look better with a change of flags!

A British ship with a change of flag looks even better. :wink: :cannonboom:

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Bligh
06-10-2016, 12:52
:salute:I have no doubt that we can even find a place for fitting that in on the U.k. Forum Jim.

:hmmm:Now let me see?............ ah yes! Wapping.


23700

Bligh.:hatsoff:

Nightmoss
06-10-2016, 13:43
So sorry to sully the UK forums. I'll shall refrain from future posting here.

Hjl
06-10-2016, 14:04
Nonsense, there is a good reason that all pirates sound like they are from Devon! British people make exceptional pirates! Yaaarrr

Capn Duff
06-10-2016, 14:20
Nonsense, there is a good reason that all pirates sound like they are from Devon! British people make exceptional pirates! Yaaarrr

What, what is that you say.. pirates, by gad sir Pirates.
Ill have you know Ive lived in England most of my life and only a few of my aquaintances were actual pirates harumph :bleh::pistole::swordright::cannonboom::smack:

Hjl
06-10-2016, 14:39
If you include downloading game of thrones episodes I'm sure that list is much longer than you realize. :Arrrr:

Naharaht
06-11-2016, 23:57
Welcome to the Anchorage, Pete.

John Acton
06-12-2016, 07:41
Thank you sir!