OK not the last Partizan but certainly the last at Kelham Hall. It's always been a great setting but lets face it it's one of the worst places to hold a show if you happen to be either putting on a game or a trader as between the limited access and the horrendous lighting (seemed far worse this year!) it just makes the experience one giant ball ache.
I spent most of my time chatting with mostly people I know whilst The Boy spent a chunk of his time playing the RAF clubs excellent Minions racing game or keeping away from the traders so he would not spend his money as he wanted to spend it away from the show.
I was as restrained as I had intended to be, well mostly. I did buy a £6 booster of French Napoleonic casualties from Baccus but these don't count towards the lead mountain as they are scenic accessories to increase the looks of the bases.
Talking of which I bought 60 die holders to be mounted on bases to keep track of casualties or strength for games. These were from Warbases and if they work as well as expected I will be buying more come Castle Donnington in October.
Last up was a real farce as I had to use the torch on my phone (as others were also doing) to be able to see the paints in the racks as the light was so bad in the corner. Indeed a number of traders had portable lights or flash lights dotted around the stands. I did get the four I was out of and also an old one I was unable to pick up at a previous show. Next show will probably see yet more new purchases seeing as I have room in the racks.
So I see the move away from Kelham in a very positive light (excuse the pun), and look forward to what is rumoured to be the new venue (Newark Showground). All we need now is a better spread of scales in the games and all may well be good with the world.