For the 11th time now in Hamburg the Tactica wargaming show took place. Last weekend wargamers from more or less whole Europe gathered there and enjoyed the hobby we all have in common. A lot of clubs came by and presented some really exciting games. Wonderful table everywhere around and a couple of excellent traders who exposed alluring things for sale. And of course it was once again a perfect place to meat old friends and make some new. So I met Teemu a nice guy from Finnland who played our games at least during the last three years, made the wonderful acquaintance of Nick aka. Moiterei1984, met some fellows from Berlin and Antwerp which I knew from earlier shows and of course was able to chat with some jolly good chaps from England who made the jump over the channel again. Actually the chance to meat all those fellows makes Tactica so precious for me and is the real icing on the cake.
In a later post I'll cover the game we brought to Hamburg (a skirmish during the 1801 fightings in Egypt) but now let me start with a selection of those excellent table the other clubs brought:
|Königgrätz 1866 - Frankfurter Partisanen (Grand Tactical Rules)|
|The Prussian Command|
|Wolsung - Warehouse Games|
|15mm Battlegroup 'Hell's Highway'|
|Hero Quest 3D|
|Skeletons and Goblins|
|6mm Battle of Shilo|
|Late Romans (Triumph & Tragedy)|
|... and the other one.|
|1/1200 harbour of Carthago|
|15mm DBA Rome|
|Japanese SAGA (Tactica)|
|League of Augsburg|
|Lucky Luke (Dead Man's Hand)|
|Great Hall SAGA|
|Human Torso - Dice Knights Berlin|
Besides those splendid table there was a refuge of art on this year's Tactica. In one of the smaller rooms on the first floor the 'Pigment Piraten' made their camp. There they presented some splendid pieces of art and some extraordinarily well painted figures:
Besides that those skillful and nice chaps organised a couple of workshops. Actually timetables covering both days of the convention. Unfortunately I didn't find the time to follow all the interesting lectures but at least those two I heard were excellent: Profound on the one hand and easy to understand on the other hand. I really hope that those boys will follow their way and offer some more lessons on Tactica 2017!
As you see Tactica 2016 was once again a splendid show. Definitely worth a visit to watch all those excellent table and meeat some old and new friends there. This year I had the great pleasure to make Nick's acquaintance who should be well-known from his blog 'Moiterei's bunte Welt'. A really pleasant chap from Franconia who's acquaintance alone was worth the trip. Besides that a lot of old friends droped by at Tactica and it was wonderful to see each and every one of them. Honestly I hesitate to start dropping names because I'm afraid not to mention all of them...
Anyway this was part 1 of my review. In a couple of days part two will follow which will cover our own games. Especially the one I contributed a humble part in: The Battle of Disuq - A Napoleonic skirmish game with the 'Lion & Eagle' rules (version of 'Lion Rampant').