I started with a quick tour to see what was what before getting my camera out to take photos of games which caught my interest. There are quite a few photos so I will do another post tomorrow.
I had time to chat with several people during the day - Rich Clarke (Too Fat Lardies), Graham Cummings (Crann Tara Miniatures - not there as a trader or with a game), Peter Berry (Baccus 6mm), Henry Hyde (Battlegames), Mike Whitaker, Simon "To The Strongest" Miller, Jerry Jenkins (another CLWC member who had made the trip up - it turned out that we'd been on the same train and taken to the showground by the same cab driver), Harry Sidebottom and Stuart (Colonel Bill's).
In the afternoon I got (very willingly) press-ganged into a game of To The Strongest by Simon. It was the Mancetter game seen at Salute earlier this year. My opponent was a young chap named Adam who was playing his second ever wargame; I had Boudicca's revolting Britons, Adam had the Romans. it was a fun game and it looked for a while that I might manage to breakthrough the Roman lines, but this was not to be.
In between taking photos and playing To the Strongest, I managed to do some shopping (including collecting a couple of pre-orders). I didn't manage to buy everything on my list, but there is always Colours in a few weeks time.
On with the loot pics:
|Pre-order of CoC bits from Too Fat Lardies; free show figure (Karl Marx with gun); Foundry Para support weapons - mainly for the extra Bren teams|
|Pre-order from North Star of Artizan and Crusader packs for my Paras|
|Some big timber wolves from Old Glory for my Dragon Rampant wolf pack|
|Bases and CoC bits from Warbases; some paints from HLBSCo|
Finally a gift from Graham - a resin 3D print of an airborne command/radio jeep.
This was actually scaled up to 1:56 from a 1:200 file. Apart from the steering wheel, the detail is great.