Little Wars is one of Melbourne’s premier tabletop wargames events, hosted annually on a Saturday at the end of May or Start of June – although it was on hiatus in 2017. Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to visit the show for the third time but due to other commitments on the day, I could only manage to stay for an hour so it was a bit of a madcap visit where I tried to cram in catching up with friends, shopping and looking at some of the great games on display.
The Venue is Kingston City Hall in Moorabbin (not far outside the Melbourne CBD). There is free parking under and in front of the venue and usually additional parking at the nearby train station and other locations within a short walk. However, on the day of the show, there was a replacement bus service operating which meant that many spaces outside the venue and in the railway station were out of action, causing some disruption. The venue itself is well lit and airy with plenty of space all on one level, although a stage area is up a few stairs. Entry was by gold coin donation and there were plenty of friendly and helpful people to direct you to the right place. I didn’t use it this year, but there was a food truck outside and coffee available downstairs.