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Crisis 2019 – Part III

Let's start with the last set of pictures in part III of the Crisis 2019 coverage.

Naval wargaming, even with the recent introduction of Cruel and Black Seas is still rare, the more I was happy to see this ancient table by the La ligue des Gentlemen Civilisateurs.

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Conflict Rheinland and Team Würfelkrieg came with two tables. One was covering a special "Jurassic Crisis" scenario in 1:35 and next to it, you could take a preview on Clash of Spears, that is currently funded on Kickstarter.

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Of course there were more game tables at the show than the ones in the first two articles and above, so enjoy this random assortment.

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It was interesting to see the open booth by Sarissa Precision, where they were painting terrain and showing some of the latest novelties.

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More Terrain is a german custom terrain builder, who offered battle ready terrain pieces at different shows.

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At Crisis we met Axel of Shootout in Dingstown and Felix / Pinselknecht of PK-Pro. Earlier this year I got myself the punches at Tactica.

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Freebooter Miniatures showed their novelties from Spiel a week before, along with the new Micro Art Studio terrain made from MDF.

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Crooked Dice, who recently did the Colony '87 kickstarter, was at the show as well. Had a nice egyptian dungeon table along with interesting novelties.

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So that was Crisis 2019. I covered some specifics on the traders in my haul post.

Tinsoldiers of Antwerp did a great job on hosting the show once again. Very well organised. You got maps at the entrance, so you could orientate yourself at the show. The bring & buy was a lot of fun and well structured. Yes, some traders were missing and it might be less visited than the years before, due to the general Brexit uncertainties. If Brexit happens, it will have an effect on the hobby in general and the next large show - Salute - as well, as many won't go through the hassle of declaring their recent show shoppings at the airport.

Antwerp is easy to reach from Western Germany / North-Western Europe. You can go there by car, train and even plane (via Brussels). There is a parking lot right in front of the expo, but if you got a Hotel in the harbour area or western / central part of the city, you can easily go there by foot. Staying in the old town or near the central station is a good choice, as you reach the city (for bars, restaurants and shopping by foot) and even the venue.

After the show a discussion came up about the future of shows. If sales focussed shows will still be thing in the future and how to counter declining visitor numbers. That is rather complex topic and depends on a lot of things, and is not something a host can control on their own. For me, Crisis as part of the trip is worth a visit. If you go there just to shop, don't participate in the games and head back home afterwards, your personal gain from the weekend might not be that high. If you're participating just for the sale, take your travel costs by 5 (if we calculate with an average 20% shipping costs) and if you plan to spend less than that on miniatures, buying them online and have them shipped to you might be cheaper.

But if you enjoy the flemish hospitality, the proximity of many historical and wargaming related sights, and build your trip around that, you will have a proper (guys) weekend. An example on that from 2017 can be found here - Intro to Crisis 2017. And I think I might go into detail on that in future.

Find the first two parts of the coverage here and here, Crisis 2019 Part I and Crisis 2019 Part II.

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