Saturday 18th June 2016
Phalanx is an wargaming and skirmish gaming convention established for over 20 years focusing on miniatures rather than card games or board games. It offers an excellent opportunity to browse a massive range of manufacturers products up close and personal. You can speak to the traders face to face, handle the miniatures before you decide to buy and haggle on price if you want a better deal.
There are over 40 traders each year offering products which cover every aspect and period of wargaming from historical periods to ultra Sci-Fi.
The traders are from all over the UK most bring plenty of stock but if you have a particularly large order I advise contacting them first and and placing your order on the phone to be picked up at the convention.
Around the main hall you will find demonstration games created by clubs and traders which add flavour and colour to the show, you can chat with the organisers of the games at your leisure, you will find them enthusiastic about the building of the terrain, the collecting of the figures and the story behind the game. Some games are participation and offer a chance to join in and have some fun, kids especially love to get involved in the participation aspect to demonstration games.
A hugely popular part of the show is the bring and buy area. This is situated just as you enter the main hall. It is always well stocked and very busy, some great deals are found each and every year. Its best to print your Booking In Form first, fill in the details and bring it along on the day with your items to save effort, and give you more shopping time in the main hall.
The venue is a large sports centre with plenty of easy parking for the car owner, but if you are travelling by public transport the Centre is opposite a main line train station and bus stop.
Good lighting offers a detailed look at the products on show.
Unfortunately the cafe is not available again this year, but a caterer is being organised for the day and vending machine facilities are available.