All set for battle with the biggest TARGE yet in its 27th year

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There are lots of different approaches to wargames and many of them will be on show at TARGE 2013, the 27th annual miniature wargames exhibition.

TARGE will be held in Websters High School, Kirriemuir this Saturday (November 9).

More than £900 worth of prizes have flooded in for the painting and modelling competitions with substantial donations from Games Workshop, one of the highest profile companies in the hobby, and Front Rank, the long established figure producer and national sponsor of TARGE.

Craig Clements, the senior education officer from Angus Council, will open the exhibition and present the prizes in the afternoon.

Craig will be in for an eye-opener with very high quality demonstration and participation tables from throughout the country spanning over 20 centuries of history.

Some of the 17 participating clubs work to very exacting standards with the figures, terrain and scenarios for their games while others have a more relaxed attitude, creating very entertaining participation games with much simplified rules so that complete beginners can have a go without any previous experience.

Members of the public will be invited to join in with these games.

Also on hand will be members of Crann Tara, the Scottish re-enactment group, dressed in traditional 16th, 17th and 18th century costumes.

If you’d like to understand how a highlander put on his plaid before the invention of the “sma” kilt, then these are the ones to show you.

Look out for their claymores, broadswords and of course their targes too.

The doors open at 10 a.m. with the show continuing until 4 p.m. If you are one of the first 200 you will receive a unique 28mm figure sculpted by club treasurer Steve Shaw.