February always brings the first wargaming convention of the year in the shape of Vapnartak at the York Racecourse. This is always an excellent show with loads to see and many traders. Unfortunately, this year seemed to be a bit quieter than usual, but that may have been to do with the recent bad weather making people stay away.
In this post are a few of the photos I took as I made my way around the show, I don't remember what everything was, but enjoy the photos anyway!
These guys always occupy the same space with different First World War Middle Eastern game with plenty of aircraft and lovely scenery.
Close by was this Indiana Jones inspired game that had many aspects of the Raiders of the Lost Ark film, like this multi-engined German plane.
The table was packed with Indiana Jones referenced scenery.
Next up is the large 17/18th Century display game that is always a centrepiece at the show:
This was an Arab-Israeli game, I believe?
Biplanes flew against tripods over at the Wings of Glory area.
There was also the siege of York which was fitting for the location!
One of many early medieval games:
The RAF Wargamers put on an interesting participation game with kids' toys
As ever, there was the usual Second World War Games, including this large paratroop attack scenario:
A large Roman battle using the Dragon Rampant rules.
And finally, this Mad Max/desolate future style game.
As I said, it was a good year again, although a little quiet. I wasn't looking for much to buy, so I only came away with a few extra figures that I had forgotten to order from Baccus and some paints. Vapnartak is always a good start to the gaming year!
As an accompaniment to this post, I have also made a slideshow of the photos on the Storm of Steel channel on YouTube, please have a look here (and subscribe!)