Tuesday, 11 June 2013
1 pack of 15mm Plastic soldiers m3 Halftracks, these are for my US PBI force.
2 Books from "Pen and Sword" -"Midget Ninjas and Tactical laxatives" By Phil Sidnell who used to be in my wargames club, along with "Blood Bilge and Iron Balls" By Alan Abbey. These were actually given to us by "Pen and Sword" for putting the game on at the show. As a club we scrounged 4 books in total for doing the game. It is interesting to note that Pen and Sword only had 4 copies of the rules at the show and they were sold out within 15minutes of the doors opening and we had to return them with a promise that they would send me some replacements later this week. They even took my personal copy for the stand as so many people were interested in seeing what they were like..... I did get my copy back at 4pm. I take this a huge testament to our staging of the game (and the fact that the rules are very good.)
The Other Book is from David Crook ( http://awargamingodyssey.blogspot.co.uk/ ) and was a very generous gift for which I am very grateful.
3 packs from Ainsty castings in preparation for me making a DeadZone board (Again with a discount....Thanks Andy).
4 packs of Artisan Wild west figures (yet more discount, this time 15% as a pre order from "Wargames Emporium" what nice chaps John and Dave are).
Two packs from Foundry (and a single figure for another Blogger, Simon aka Brummie http://brummieswargamingblog.blogspot.co.uk/ ). No discount this time BUT because I wanted a pack of figure that they did not have with them they informed me that they would send it out post free to me. This it seems is there policy now that they are back on the show circuit. Yippee!
A single pot of Paint. (yes a discount... if I keep mentioning discounts you'll all think I am some kind of scrounger.... I am just lucky dice rolling apart). Ian at Tolehaven was the only trader selling paint on the day and I was told that he sold 300 paint pots on the day. I also know he only had 1/2 his show stock on show. Very astutely he had a quick wander round the other traders and worked out what they were not selling and set his stall accordingly and left the rest on the van. Very clever I thought and I know he made a lot of money on the day due to that tactic! So good luck to him. After all everyone had an equal opportunity to do so! I am short of red paints for my WSS British army so a single pot of dark red base colour will help!
Last but not least 2 15mm buildings from Frontline. Tim has been really short of stock for this show and was not carrying anything like his full range. This is due to a combination of both personal/family reasons as well as commercial ones, like some Australian ordering a huge amount of German tanks! Being adobe buildings they will be used for AK republic as well as (Eventually) my 15mm apache game! I expect these to hit the paint table later this week.
In the full grip of shineyitis When I got home I then bid on a couple of things on eBay! Yes more 28mm Apaches! I just can't help myself sometimes!
Well that's what I got and why I got it! Everything does have a purpose even if I have been somewhat vague about a lot of it.
I will now be back to posting every other day. So the next one will be on Thursday. So until then take care, thanks for reading my waffle and hopefully see you again on Thursday!