Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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CarlL
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Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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see http://www.yorkwargames.org/Vapnartak.htm for news of whats on at this Wargames trade and display / particpation games show.

Free entry for over 60s and under 12s, so take kids or grandparents!!
Others its £5 each (£2 for 12 to 17 year olds).
I am a bit old fashioned and think a fiver is a lot to pay to get in, before spending on a stall or buying lunch or coffee, (but I am mean - before Granty tells you same), but I think this show is worth it and offers free parking on site. So if you make it a day out in York the walls and many attractions are all within 30 mins walk. (Maggy may take longer! But dont tell her I said this!)

Sadly I have not got energy to offer to do a Sotcw stand at this show but it can be a great R&R day out, or weekend if you book yourself somewhere to stay in York, as there is also the Regimental museum (facing Cliffords Tower) and it has much to offer the 20th century interest, and the other museums and art galleries can have interesting displays. EG, last year there was art of the WW1 Artists Regiment / btn (at Art gallery) and there has been the military hospital train exhibition more recently at Railway museum. An annual ticket for museums saves on fees (still £22 I think), I know it sounds a lot but gets you free entry for a year to York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens. See https://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk

This ticket doesnt cover the Regimental Museum (the regimental museum of The Royal Dragoon Guards and The Yorkshire Regiment), see http://www.yorkarmymuseum.co.uk/ which costs £12 for family ticket, £5 for adults, there are various concessions, see website; and if you gift aid your entry fee this usually gets you a second visit for free within next 12 months. I think I have visied 3 or 4 times in last two years! Great smaller museum. The WW1 mounted figure gets my interest every time as do the many displays of trophies and kit.

Its a show set out over several floors in Knavesmire (?main) stand at York Racecourse, but well lit and served by spacious lifts and not just stairs, so do- able with wheelchair or buggy. Ground floor can get busy and packed so may not be easy to negotiate with buggy or wheelchair without patience.
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Re: Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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I'll be there manning the Lance and Longbow stand for some of the time, but always ready to chat to anyone from the SOTCW

Will
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Re: Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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I will be coming down on the Falkirk bus. It is one of the ways we use our club funds paying for the bus and entry to the show. The only downside is the 5am start :shock:
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Re: Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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I will look out for the team with matchsticks in their eyes then.....

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Re: Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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I was there and meet up with CarlL & Maggie...just because I was owed my carers allowance!! :D

Carl, don't tell me you paid to get in :shock: , I thought you claimed a discount via Age Concern ;)

Yes, I bought a couple of kits, but I have to say, as a modeller, I wasn't impressed, but if I was a gamer, it would have been a cracking show :D

I was a bit disappointed no one had any of the Zvezda 'Art of Tactic' kits...their figures are quite exquisite.

I can honestly say, I won't attend again, (mainly to avoid seeing Carl :lol: ), but he did buy the beers, so I might pop down again. ;)

I do prefer more local shows, so will keep attending those and keep trying to put money into traders pockets. After all, if you don't support these shows, they will disappear :(
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Re: Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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I did a short write up on my blog

http://leadwarriordavek.blogspot.co.uk/ ... -2018.html

I like to play games but there was nothing very much 20th Century. Peter Pig had a Spanish Civil War game but I did not manage to get into it in the morning and as for the afternoon...... you will have to read my blog to find out what happened then :shock:
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Re: Vapnartak show, in York on Sunday 4th February

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Dave, I agree with the sentiments, unfortunately Parabellum was not at the show, not sure why, as that is where I get my early year fix of 20mm.

Some more pics/comments on my blog. I had to leave early as my lift wanted to see the rugby live. Nice to see Richard & Jamey Crawley before departing

http://willwarweb.blogspot.co.uk/2018/0 ... artak.html
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