On the 12th of July Little Wars ran and it was by far the best show that Adelaide has put on. I’m told that something like 250 people came through the doors, and this is a big effort for a small, though loyal base. Alan did a great job organising and running the show, with a large number of great looking set ups including a reanactment group in ACW attire and a naval modelling group that presented their 1:72 scale remote control vessels. The submarine could actually submerge and remain under control! Not only that but there were several full sized operational Daleks from the Australian Dalek Builders Association, one of which periodically trundled around the floor threatening the kids.
I made the trip from Melbourne along with Simon and Richard who admirably restrained himself from trying to convert us from our misguided political views.
I set up and ran (along with Simon and Richard’s help) a game of Achtung! Cthulhu using my preferred Savage Worlds ruleset and managed to give away something like ten copies of the Test Drive (with permission) – so hopefully I’ve made some converts. Luck was with us as my new friend Greg decided to play the game with us and his superior knowledge of the rules kept things rollin along when I would have simply winged it.
A great day. swell worth the effort of the travel and many did from as far away as Brisbane and Perth.
I’m impatient for next year’s show now.