Sunday, 16 March 2014

Slim pickins

Well I have been home for about an hour now. So that must mean it's time to blog. So today I went to Spring Skirmish ( LINK) Where Tim Graham and myself put a game on. Dave and Paul were putting on a different game at the same show so were unable to assist. I will do a Game report Next time out. Two other Bloggers were present that I know of. Big Lee and David Crook. So they will probably do a little bit about the show in the next few days. (Click on their names to view their blogs).

Anyway Mr Crook has an interest in the Arab revolt so he will be joining us a bit at Broadside to Play. That invitation extends to any blogger who attends Broadside and wants to join in. Games take about 2 hours so if that's too long feel free to step in and step out when the mood takes you.

So we used the Skirmish show to play-test the rules I wrote yesterday and the game does work as a participation game if you want it to. I shall just give you one Pic of the game today. This is the starting position of the Arab Camelry before the charge starts. So yes That is 4 foot wall to wall Camels! With two poor Turks in a trench on sentry duty........ They tend to die in the first turn! but it does get you an idea how the rules work very quickly.


It was a good day and despite many temptations I spent only £4.50. Yes I am a cheapskate. So all I bought was 5 plastic Lord of the rings Figures for 20p Each These are for my nephew and with luck it should keep him busy for about 15 seconds! (so money well spent!) £1 was also spent on small round MDF bases.... and my big purchase of a 1/200th scale Ju52. The aircraft will be painted in civil colours and used in my planned Spanish Civil War Game.

That's it for today. I shall do another blog post soon. So until then take care and Have fun. All the best Clint

18 comments:

  1. Last of the big spenders -not !
    Good to see the camels (heroic or otherwise) getting an outing, even if the opposition appears to be a bit sparse.
    Good find on the Ju52 for the SCW.

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    1. I did say I was a cheapskate!
      That piccie is as I am sure you are aware only a teaser.
      As for the Ju52 I don't really need one but I will make a good objective.
      Thank you Jo

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    1. Thank you Loki. A Camel Wall is just about right.

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  3. Not so much a tight sod, more like showing financial restraint. I admire your willpower, Clint.

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    1. To be honest I did not get away from the game too much and of the stuff there it would have meant starting a new project.

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  4. I'm with Vampi on this one, nothing wrong with buying only the things you absolutely really need!

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    1. Thank you Mathyoo. There was not that much there that really tempted me. Salute may be different.

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  5. Very restrained! I had a shopping list at WMMS stuff that was a must and stuff that was a maybe depending on it how looked in the flesh!

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    1. I doubt Salute will be as restrained. Thank you Simon.

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  6. Now that's a decent amount of camels!

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    1. Thank you Dave. I must say it did look about right on the day.

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  7. Four foot wall of Camels! Michael and Dave would have been jealous of such a thing and would have felt compelled to make a bigger wall of Camels.

    I like the plane you bought and your nephew should enjoy his figures.

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    1. It was enough camels to make the Turkish players feel intimidated.

      Thank you Anne

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  8. Must be about the only time in history that a charge by massed camels has achieved any success :-) !

    Buying what you *need* rather than what you *desire* is very sensible.

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    1. There were things to tempt me and I nearly succumb to temptation.

      If for no other reason a mass Camelry charge NEEDS to take place on the wargames table and not real life.
      Thank you Hugh

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