Today would have been the Partizan show at Newark Showground. But of course, whilst we are in lockdown and social distancing conditions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the show was not able to go ahead as planned – see my recent Battlechat with Laurence Baldwin, one of the organisers, for an explanation of the decision to cancel, and of the ‘virtual’ Partizan planned to replace it this year.
So, as one of those who has a strong association with the show, I wracked my brain to think of what I could do to contribute. It just so happens that during our discussion, Laurence mentioned how impressed he’d been with the ‘old school’ games staged by myself with Phil Olley, John Preece and Steve Gill in 2006 and 2007, so I thought it would be a good way to celebrate Partizan and to remind people of why those games created such a stir at the time.
Here, then, is my offering, and please refer to the notes below for links to a number of PDF files containing extras that you might find useful. This is the edited version of today’s live stream version, getting rid of the technical gremlins experienced at the start of the show and the couple of minutes at the end where I forgot to stop recording! You also get some nice intro-outro music and a new bit by me at the start.