Crisis, the biggest wargames show in mainland Europe, was held at Antwerp, Belgium, on the first weekend of November. Having heard lot of praises of the show online, this year I booked a weekend getaway with the missus and visited the show for the first time. The show is organised by the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp club.
As usual, I gave the camera shutter no mercy. Here's my collection of photos from the day.
This massive fantasy game greeted the visitors right at the entrance...
... and the table just went on and on...
... until the sea, featuring this beautiful frigate...
... and a sea fort
Battaille de Redjar, 1897
The Sudanese battle line
"In the Name of God" game set up by the South London Warlords (of Salute fame) using Sword and Spear rules
Another game by SLW, Doctor Who themed Dalek Invasion!
Gotta love the rollups in the backround for rules reference!
One sneaking by the wall...
Very cool post apoc board. Unfortunate I did not note down the rules used
League of Augsburg had a 1690s Flanders game out
I love the flags and the central building
Poltava, on a decent sized board...
Men Who Would Be Kings game
Too Fat Lardies running Chain of Command demos
A fantasy game of a very cool table. Unfortunately missed the rules used
Cold War gone hot game
Gotta love the Hinds
Leicester Phat Cats had a very nice Blood & Plunder game out
Well dressed gentlemen
Some grim dark sci-fi game
Spectre game featuring an epic submarine board!
Some of the interior detail for the submarine showing
The table had so much detail, background is a different game
Another Spectre game
VW, always a good touch
T-34s lines up for a Battlegroup game
Cows about the charge the Panther in this Battlegroup game
US Marines vs. the Japanese in this WW2 pacific game of Chain of Command
M4 Sherman takes aim
IJA tank knocked out
Flames of War, Battle of the Bulge game
The upcoming Fallout game demoed. This was very cool
The miniatures and the terrain looked very nice. Pre-production AFAIK
More Spectre. It clearly is the current hotness on the modern period
Muskets and Tomahawks game on a stunning table
Market Garden game by Old Pikeys
The Germans strike from the cover
AWI, Trenton 1776. Black Powder rules
1655, Swedish invasion of Poland
Village behind the walls
Crooked Dice and 7TV game demo.
7TV, Film Crew at ready
A completely new game to me, Collision. A very interesting card-driven mechanic. If you like a bit of bluffing in your games, definitely check them out.
The miniatures were rather cool as well
More Colision action
Panzerkids. The next generation of wargamers in the making
WW2 Arnhem game. The terrain is 3D-printed
I had a very enjoyable day, chatted with bunch of friendly people, made some good purchases and overall had wonderful time.
In addition to having a top notch wargames show, Antwerp is a beautiful city and well worth visiting on its own. Thanks to Tin Soldiers for well organised, friendly and welcoming event. Expect too see me again!