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Title: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Doomhippie on February 27, 2010, 10:27:09 PM
Hey folks, I thought I'd share a couple of the shots I took today.

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00861.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00874.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00845.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00876.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00884.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00869.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00863.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00866.jpg)

(http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/DSC00882.jpg)


of course there are more, I just wanted to give a short impression.
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Hauptgefreiter on February 27, 2010, 10:51:02 PM
Great stuff! Lookin forward to see more of it :)
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Burgundavia on February 27, 2010, 11:02:10 PM
Ok, our piddly western Canadian/US cons are totally overshadowed by that quality of terrain. One of the many reasons I wish I was a wargamer in Europe.
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Doomhippie on February 27, 2010, 11:45:24 PM
I'm not sure if it's enough to post the photobucket link here. Do I have to give some kind of permission for others to view these? Haven't found any hint...

http://s508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/doomhippie_photos/Tactica%202010/
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: rob_alderman on February 28, 2010, 12:21:17 AM
OH MY GOD.

Those are utterly freaking awesome.

I love the dungeon.

CLOSEUPS! CLOSEUPS!!!  ;D
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Operator5 on February 28, 2010, 12:46:07 AM
That stuff is awesome. The quality of the work that is put into the Tactica show is amazing. Just once I would like to spend a year preparing for just one show. Seems like I never have that kind of time though.
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Calimero on February 28, 2010, 12:49:49 AM

 :o Really awesome stuff. Thanks for the pictures Doohippie 8)

 That dungeon look really good indeed… do you know what rules they use for their game?
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Steve F on February 28, 2010, 08:28:24 AM
 :o :o and again  :o!

Terrific stuff - the fretwork on that first castle is stunning.  Looks like a great show.
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Tomsche on February 28, 2010, 08:46:44 AM
The grey coloured game (forgot the name of the table  :() was see-able last november at our Crisis show, and i must say I thought it the prettiest looking table of that show.  And that Rivendell and others are just WOW!!!
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Captain Blood on February 28, 2010, 09:11:26 AM
My goodness - that is display gaming of the highest standard.
Looking forward to more!
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Doomhippie on February 28, 2010, 10:24:39 AM
:o Really awesome stuff. Thanks for the pictures Doohippie 8)

 That dungeon look really good indeed… do you know what rules they use for their game?

I particularly loved the dungeon. They were playing Mordheim in it. The nice thing about the table was, that each room was liitle table on its own. They put all the rooms together like a jigsaw-puzzle. Must have been 20+ rooms there. Just awesome.

The Rivendell table was just for show, but it was really mind blowing. About 2X4 ft large and lovely details.

The black and white table is from the Nosferatu game by Vikotnik.


The Afghanistan table is Björn's Triumph and Tragedy game.


I don't really know who put up the WWI table, but it was huge. And the guys had actually put up a little exhibition next to it, showing helmets, ammo and old photographies from the late WWI up for display. Really well done.

By the way, were you able to reach the photo bucket account? There's tons more of pics, I just didn't want to choke the forum...
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Hauptgefreiter on February 28, 2010, 10:39:20 AM
By the way, were you able to reach the photo bucket account?

Worked without problems for me  :)
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: NurgleHH on February 28, 2010, 12:54:53 PM
My goodness - that is display gaming of the highest standard.
Looking forward to more!

Sometimes it is a little bit frustrating! Everyone is going to the shopping convention "Salute", but to visit Hamburg it is to long and expensive???? Dont talk about coming, do it in 2011. You can order your stuff via internet, miss the salute and come to Hamburg. Try somethig new....
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: WillieB on March 01, 2010, 10:35:03 AM
That WWI  Kaiserschlacht table was one of the best games I saw in 35+ years of wargaming.
The little details  -sometimes quite gruesome- on the terrain itself, the way they divided the gaming table into transportable units almost without visible seams and many, many  other things.
The glass display cabinet complemented the game perfectly. Not just artifacts but also a few exquisitely painted figurines and vignettes, which made the ' link' with the gaming table complete.
Behind the game was a screen which  showed WIP on the gaming table alternating with other interesting tidbits.
Something that caught my eye for instance was that the  laminated play-sheets for the Bavarian player were beautifully edged in white and blue. I believe the Irish player had his sheets equally adorned. Way to go guys! It's things like that that transform a good game into a great one. Top class and two thumbs up to the Frankfurt guys!

I feel almost ashamed to make a VERY small negative, or shall we call it a less positive comment. The barbed wire rolls looked a bit 'new' to me and would have perhaps looked better if weathered slightly more. Then again they were possible used as game markers, and it might otherwise have been hard to spot them on this super- realistic terrain.


Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Malamute on March 01, 2010, 01:28:28 PM
Stunning stuff, all the tables are beautiful. :-*
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: James Morris on March 01, 2010, 06:09:27 PM
Astonishing!  And a pleasure to see so many top quality games in one space.  Hope it was a good weekend.  How many people attend?
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Driscoles on March 01, 2010, 06:25:36 PM
Hard to say James. I would think about 500 visitors on Saturday. Grimm will know. His wife worked at the cashier   :)
Björn
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Citizen Sade on March 01, 2010, 07:06:17 PM
Sometimes it is a little bit frustrating! Everyone is going to the shopping convention "Salute", but to visit Hamburg it is to long and expensive????
Three of us came from England this year and it's not that expensive. We paid £50 each for Easyjet flights from Luton and my hotel room in the Sankt Pauli district was 104 Euros a night. For sure, you could cut your hotel bill by staying elsewhere or by sharing a room with a buddy.

Unusual for a Brit was that all the games were participation ones. They were also all fantastically high quality. Without a doubt the best overall level that I have seen at any show anywhere.

In Hamburg, we were very well looked after by Grimm's buddy, Oliver (Welf VIII. on Frothers who was one of the Dungeon Crawl game organisers). Hats off to him and to all involved in organising this great show.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q313/CitizenSade/sanktpaulihat.jpg)

   
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 01, 2010, 07:20:06 PM
Sometimes it is a little bit frustrating! Everyone is going to the shopping convention "Salute", but to visit Hamburg it is to long and expensive???? Dont talk about coming, do it in 2011. You can order your stuff via internet, miss the salute and come to Hamburg. Try somethig new....

I can understand your frustration that this wonderful looking show doesn't attract more visitors from the UK in particular.
I'd love to come.
On a purely economic basis however, it costs me 20 GBP to travel to Salute and get in. To come to Hamburg for the weekend, flights, hotels, meals etc, would cost me at least 200 GBP - so it's not that small a decision (especially as I already have a trip to Kiel in May!)

Plus I don't need to get permission from my wife to go to Salute.
To disappear to Germany for the weekend is somewhat more difficult - as I am finding out  ;)

 :)
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Grimm on March 01, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
@Citizen Sade
I am very sorry and full of shame that I diden´t find the time to talk and drink with you guys !! realy I was to busy to run the show and my gaming table .
I hope to do it better next time or maby Welf and me going to a show in GB with you .

@ All
Thanks for all the nice words about the show it was stressful to run the show but after all it was a blast for me .
hope to see you all next year  :)
About the visitors I think it was rond about 600 but I will know it in the next days .

Cheers Grimm
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Grimm on March 01, 2010, 07:36:00 PM
Quote
Sometimes it is a little bit frustrating! Everyone is going to the shopping convention "Salute", but to visit Hamburg it is to long and expensive?Huh? Dont talk about coming, do it in 2011. You can order your stuff via internet, miss the salute and come to Hamburg. Try somethig new....

Nurgle HH please be cool .
I diden´t want a competition with other shows and I diden´t wish that the tactica get a bad reputation so please come down .
cheers Grimm
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Citizen Sade on March 01, 2010, 08:14:55 PM
realy I was to busy to run the show and my gaming table
No worries, it must be a lot of work and I'm sure you are looking forward to catching up on some sleep.

It would be great to see you and Welf at a UK show one of these days.
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Hammers on March 01, 2010, 10:10:41 PM
My God what a game bord fest!
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Poliorketes on March 01, 2010, 10:16:17 PM
More Pics at the gallery:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=myimages;u=8
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=250;u=8
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: NurgleHH on March 02, 2010, 03:16:08 PM
Here are some other Photos. Nearly 250 in a gallery.

http://pictures.dirknet.de

Have fun with them
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Grimm on March 02, 2010, 09:32:35 PM
250 !! :o  thanks old chap  :-*
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: NurgleHH on March 03, 2010, 06:34:05 AM
You are welcome, Grimm
Title: Re: First Photos of the Tactica (picture heavy)
Post by: Lost Boy on March 03, 2010, 08:28:37 AM
 :) Great stuff :)