I was up bright and early (for me on a Sunday morning) to head Sarrff ov tha rivver to Crystal Palace for SELWG. I got there just as they were starting to let in the crowd of gamers, having bumped into Clint (link to his loot post) as I was crossing the car park. Within a few seconds of getting in, I managed to find Ray, Postie and Big Lee with his "Young Padawan" Emily (she's actually Sith Master to his apprentice, but we'll let him believe that he's the teacher). After a brief chat, I tootled off to do the rounds.
Usually I make the big mistake of buying lots and lots of lead before thinking to take pics of the games. I didn't make that mistake this time. I even managed to take pics of every game - I'll try to write the post tonight and schedule it to go up tomorrow.
After stowing my camera in my bag, it was on with the shopping. First a quick pass around all the traders to see if anything jumped out at me, then onto the serious business. I think this counts as reasonably serious:
My first port of call was Tole Haven for some Vallejo paints - two I don't have and one I was running low of:
I then got some D20s from Magister Millitum. Yes, these are for Frastgrave, or rather - Junglegrave!
Next stop was Foundry to pick up some Aztecs for Junglegrave. Except they hadn't brought the Aztecs with them! Eeeks! I did pick up some suitable wildlife though for that project:
A quick toddle back upstairs found the Evil Mr Tuffley extracting cash from my purse. I bought some mounted Crusties, some turret packs and a trio of hover vehicles for my NSL force.
He's not really evil though - he knocked a couple of quid off as I'm a regular customer.
My thoughts then turned to terrain for Junglegrave. As it's central America, I knew I'd need some cacti and I'd also want some jungle foliage - long grasses and the likes. I'd seen some of these at Products For Wargamers on my earlier trawl, so headed in their direction.
I'll also need some trees. I thought (correctly as it turned out) that I'd seen some Noch/Gaugemaster ones on the Timecast stall.
You might be wondering about the willows, but they were used around the edges of the chinampa fields to stop the soil washing away.
As I was mooching around after all those purchases, I suddenly spotted something I'd missed earlier - The Assault Group were there and they had their Aztecs (and Tlaxcala). Needless to say, their gain and Foundry's loss. I picked up enough figures to do a couple of Junglegrave bands. They even knocked off 10% so I was an even happier bunny.
I then locked my purse away to prevent any more acquisitions and took a wander around the games to see how they were going. And got roped into a game of "Outrageous Fortune" which was an Agincourt game (and the pedant in me was chafing at the title being from Hamlet not Henry V). Still, it was a fun game with lots of inter-player interference. My battle did make it into melee with the English, albeit with just one out of six bases left but my final base did eventually get killed with two other players left in the game.