The trip started on Friday around half past eleven and firstly I picked up Robert and Michael. Afterwards we set sail for Antwerp. Fortunately traffic wasn't to dense and so we reached our destination at half past three. After a little search we found our dwelling where we meat Achim and Eymard two other mates of our team. Axel, Bernhard, Holger and Heinz, the remaining members of our party arrived later and we met them at the hall.
The quarters itself was the first highlight of the trip. We booked some cabins on the houseboat "Hannus". All was tidy and comfortable and we were absolutely satisfied. The only disadvantages were the narrowness and the loud wooden planks which were quit noisy when anyone went through the ship.
Unfortunately I've got only blurry and dark pictures from the ship which I took with my cell phone. But this one gives some an impression:
|The cabin which Axel and me shared.|
After we dropped our luggage on the ship, we went to the convention hall and started to prepare the gaming table for the next day:
|The first hall before anything started, It was really large...|
|A view of the second (smaller) hall...|
|Robert and Achim get a general idea of the location and our table.|
|The board is set. Only terrain and miniatures had to be placed on Saturday morning.|
When we had finished our preparations for Saturday, we had dinner in a small pub near our ship and enjoyed some pints of Belgian beer. A pleasure which was only excelled by the nice chat we had.
After a rather short night we had a quick breakfast and the left for the main event. Robert and Michael prepared the remaining terrain parts and we discussed the procedure for the day:
|Robert and Michael setting up the terrain details.|
|The table in all its beauty. A great job by Robert !|
Some more views of the miniatures and terrain:
|A hardworking peasant which is heading for the market in the village|
|The village with its busy market. All buildings scratchbuilt by Robert.|
|The blacksmith at work.|
|The elvish troops on their way towards the Lonely Mountain. In the background are the dwarves waiting for the to unite for the battle.|
|The villainous orcs looking for loot.|
|Close-up of the dwarven command. Remember: They are 18mm scale!|
|The elvish cavalry on photo which Axel took.|