Monday, February 20, 2017

Tactica 2017 AAR

Got back from a couple of days at Hamburger Tactica. First time for me at Tactica and it was a wery nice wargaming comventions, alla games displayed was participation games, really nice indeed.
I had the chanse to say hi to several gaming personalities especially the Finnish delegation, think they was 6 of them attending, very nice with som nordic interaction:)

Here are a bunch of pictures from Tactica, I have tried to tell what games etc, but i can have missed some info, sorry about that.

Blooad Eagle game, stunning terrain indeed !

One more Blood Eagle game

Space Hulk ?

WW2 D-day, Impressive !

Vikings with Trolls raid Paris back in the days then the Nordic contrys ruled the known world;)

Napoleonic skirmish in Spain 40mm minis from the Perrys


D-day, Germans defend over a flooded areia in Normandy, 20mm

Freebooters fate (Same ship that I have converted to my 17th centery project)

Waterloo, British Squar defend against French cavalry, display

Viking game

Force on Force 20mm, really lovely terrain.

Black ops game, the ship are indeed stunning.

Sorry not sure...

Warfare miniatures Greate Northern War game. Impressive !!! I´m sure the Swedes won every session played;)

Congo, greate looking game that I had the chanse to play on Sunday morning, more pictures from that game in a leter blogpost.

Game of Thrones game using the Saga rules. Very vell built terrain and painted minis a favourite !

Not really sure about this, but indeed some Brittish in troubble in a desert enviroment during the 1880´s

Flames of war

British naval landing in Egypt and the French ofcourse got there first and try to stop them...

Stunning looking game run by "THS - Team for historical simulations" including Stefan that run the  Montys Caravan blog

Perrys show how to sculpt minis

Aly Morrison was also there sharing his knowledge in sculpting minis, at the moment he is contiuing working on his Potemkin War (Swedish-Russian War 1788-1790) range. Some pictures below of the upcomming Swedish cavalry minis (left) as well as the Russian counter part (right)

Dropzone commander?

Warlord games, Conflict 47


Main enterence and foodcourt

Desert Wars ww2

Napoleonic skirmish

Sci-fi skirmish

Torstenson War 1643-1645 Sweden-Denmark, using a Musket and Tomahawk rules spin of....strange that they was not using the Pikemans Lament;)


Aggro, Fotball Firms against Bobbys during the 1970´s England.

Tanks! 15mm tank game

The theme of this years Tactica was retro gaming, so they had set up a extensive exebition of old wargaming stud and toys that we oldimers used to play wargames with, very nice and nostalcic.

Paper miniatures and terrain.

Retor Hanibal vs Rome game

Warhammer Quest ! Impressive terrain

DBA 3.0

Tacticas own participation game using pre-painted plastic minis on metal bases. I got some of these minis when I was a kid:)

Battle masters

Wargaming with Playmobile figures :)

Nice terrain :)

Dead mans hand

My little loot pile

Several of the old Tactica special minis
Tactica Dice in a nice box
Tank m/21 
Wet palett
1/72 Hansa cogge
From the flee market i got some sprues with Normans and a bag with bits as well as some TYW casualty minis.


  1. Looks like a great time and decent hall. I have actually just ordered one of those English Medieval Ships from Zvezda.

  2. I had the fortune to visit Tactica a couple of years ago - best show for games and displays in my opinion. Lovely tables on show here. Thank you

  3. Looks like a fantastic show. Thanks for the wealth of pictures!

  4. Great pictures. Many beautiful tables. The icy water on the Game of Theones table was spectacular. Thanks for posting.

  5. Wow! The quality of the game displays is amazing!
    Terrific photos!

  6. Thanks for taking the time to post so many pics of some lovely looking games:)

  7. Stunning pictures, thanks for sharing!

  8. WTF... someone is making 28mm miniatures for the Russo-Swedish War! Why can’t we get some 28mm Swedish figures for the Napoleonic’s????

  9. Glad you had a good time and thanks for sharing all your piccies with us.

  10. Amazing! What a fabulous show, thank you for sharing these Michael.

  11. Utterly amazing. My fafourites are the Torstenston's War and Gustav III's War with the Playmobil thrown in as well for nostalgia.

  12. It was wonderful to make your acquaintance in Hamburg. I hope to see you again there next year! ;-)

  13. Great photos of some wonderful games, thanks Michael!

  14. Flipping heck, there are some great looking tables in that little lot. I agree with Mattias - the ice on the GoT table is stunning. I applaud everyone involved!

  15. Wonderful pictures Michael. It was a splendid pleasure to make your acquaintance in Hamburg!

    1. Thanks Stefan ! It indeed was very nice to meet up at Tactica ! Most impressive game you and your friends was running !

  16. Thank you all! Glad you enjoyed My pictures :)

  17. Wonderful picture's thanks for sharing.

  18. Thanks for the pics. Whets the appetite for conventions. This looks like it is actually possible to get to