It was a bit quieter than normal, particularly after midday. There were also some traders who hadn't turned up, and two of the listed games weren't there either (but there were several games that weren't listed).
I met up and chatted with various people during the day. From the blogosphere/other social media the first two I met were Simon Miller and Ian Notter while I was getting a coffee before joining the queue - they were having a breakfast break after setting up the Mancetter game. I also bumped into Ray and Postie, Bob Cordery, Clint and Brad Harmer-Barnes. Almost as soon as I popped downstairs I finally got to meet and chat with Fraser (von Kettering on YouTube) - he was trying to persuade me to set up a channel, but I have enough of a job keeping up with this blog (and don't really have the facilities to do video right now - maybe in the future).
I also bumped into a number of CLWC members - Mike R, Clive M, Ian G, Jerry J, Stan S, Martin B, Elliot W and Martin vT - at various points during the day.
As for the loot, I managed to get everything which was on my "definitely buy" list and most of the things on my "see what they look like" list. And a few odd bits which caught my eye.
|Lots of loot|
|Bases, dice, paint|
|Germy's 2mm large and medium mecha from GZG - |
suitable as man-sized robotic combat units for 15mm
|Pack of SYW Russian dragoons from Essex|
|Some additions for my Paras - |
the Home Guard pack is just (for now) for the motorbike
|There may be Napoleonic Russians in the future...|
|Some sci-fi scenery bits for Stronty Dog etc|
|More MDF terrain - buildings from Sarissa, greenhouse from Blotz|
|A horde of Barbarians from Battlezone Miniatures -|
these are, I am told, the old Grenadier range
Yes, my purse is considerably lighter!
I'll be posting photos of the games tomorrow.