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Crisis 2014 – Part 3

The third and last part of the coverage shows a few of the smaller booths and general impressions.

Agema Miniatures brought their romans with them. Karwansaray Publishers had beside the Ancient and Medieval warfare the the Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy to offer. And it was great to see, that Gerard Boom, master of styrodur, was there as well.

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And Fenris Games, who have a broad range of terrain with resin, MDF and other materials, showed off their products. Impressive house and harbour crane.

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At SHQ Miniatures you get a lot of different historical military vehicles, unfortunately the wrong scale 😉 but friends of 20mm / 1:72 will get their money worth.

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And beside the lots of manufacturers, there were a lot of different traders and smaller brands, that every range, accessoires and terrain that you could think of.

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Between all those tables were a lot of visitors in uniforms and armour, some even with Servoarmour.

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The miliatia brabantia had an impressive table with the Battle at the Saigawa River 1555. In 28mm scale, with lots of Perry Miniatures.

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This large Saga Crescent & Cross gaming table shows the siege of a fortress by crusaders in an unusual size for Saga.

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But the tables were very wide ranging. Different scales and epoches. Fiction and historic. Among others you could see a Infinity table, sponsored by Micro Art Studio, Warmachine by the Puppeters and the 3TH with Disposable Heroes.

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The Team for historic simulation had a fictional Maximilian in Mexico / Imperial Disaster Puebla 1867, with Austrians, Belgians and other colonial forces.

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And the Bolt Action contender Chain of Command could be played as well. Second World War in 28mm Scale.

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So what's the resumé of Crisis 2014? Again very well organised. The growth spread out the visitors over a bigger area, because of that at some points you had the feeling that there were less visitors than last year. For 10 bucks you get beside free parking a nice Goodie Bag, including the event miniature, free sprues, tokens and a small brochure. Rock solid! And on top, the local catering with fair prices (drinks starting at 2 euro including beers, as well as hot snacks from 3 euros).

Something the organizers had very little influence, the partly heavy prices of english traders. The exchange rate between pound and euro was very loose and round up generously. So 6 Pound became 9 Euro, and there was a lack of show offers or bundles. You had to negotiate tenaciously or buy in large numbers. And among the gaming tables, that were done nicely, was missing a real jaw dropper, like you used to see in the years before.

But that's criticism on a high level. It was a great weekend, thanks to Willie and the Tinsoldiers for such a great event and to Stephan Huber for the invitation for friday night.

Link: TinSoldiers of Antwerp

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