Sunday, 13 April 2014

And Relax!

Got home from Salute last night at about 7:20pm Trains were a nightmare! And thank goodness The "Rejects" gave me a lift half way or it might well have been longer. I won't go into details. Just Nightmare!!!

Still home now and the obligatory shot of my Salute '14 Swag. Not all of this is for me...... but most of it is. So what's in the Box? I know I know its actually a simple pre-show order from Kerr and King and yes I got a deal on it, simply a 10mm Arab Village.  Some more 10mm terrain from the Square, a company I don't know a lot about but I think I now have enough buildings.
Talking of 10mm I had a pre-show order with Pendraken... More SCW, More Samurai and More British Sudan figures. 2 blisters of Dixon miniatures (ok I'll put my hands up and say impulse buy), I box of 20mm Boxers (From Harfields) another pre-order. Although soft plastic I got them as a trial following Loki's blog. And lets be honest Boxer Rebellion may well become a new project only time will tell. Two Resin Crystals for some Science fiction gaming, Nice that these are cast in clear coloured resin at the same price as normal resin. This gives me the option of either paining them or not! Salute Dice and Salute figure, I got more dice than I needed as I have promised to send some to Slovenia. (Yes Mathyoo I did get them for you). I also managed to pick up the "Donnybrook rules" yes another impulse buy, But that's what happens when you watch "New Worlds" on the telly! And finally chatting to a guy in the Cue before Salute I was given a SAGA Key-ring. There are a few Saga players at the club so I'll pass it to one of them!

Talking about the cue before Salute, I was also told that the old Tabletop games rules are going to be re-released, mostly as PDF formats and updated for a modern audience. But given that several players at club level have bemoaned the current trend of glossy wargames porn type wargames rules which emphasis style over substance. This may be a welcome return  to a simpler more credible form of rules.  Which is not to say that all Tabletop Games Rules were of the highest standard, but they were affordable and if they did not suit you easy to buy another set. The first releases will be from the Tabletop Micro Games range as this does not infringe copywrites or so I am told.

Thanks for looking Next post Tuesday and with luck another Salute report! All the Best from Clint.

Post Script: I would like to say what a joy it was to meet all the other bloggers.

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  1. A pleasure as always my friend.

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  2. Great to meet you mate.. always great to put a face to a name... thanks for the treats!

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    1. Very nice to meet you as well. Well a chocolate rush does help to stave off tiredness (short term). Thank you Mister Lee.

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  3. Clint. Great to see you and have a chat at the meet up. Good looking swag, look forward to seeing your work on it. Jo loved the sweeties :-)

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    1. Great to chat with you too. We have many gaming interests in common. Glad the fudge went down well, the hundreds and thousands were a mistake in retrospect as they made it slightly "gritty" texture. We are all our harshest critics. Cheers mate.

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  4. A great haul Clint, glad to see Donnybrook in amongst the loot!

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    1. Afghanistan, Arabia, Tangiers I think I may have the terrain sorted for Donnybrook. Now just to source the figures in 20mm. Thanks Ray and thank you once more for the lift. I shall try to look out that 28mm Irish wolf hound.

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  5. Nice to see you guys had a great time again! And that's a large haul there...a whole box of stuff, eh? :D

    Thanks for not forgetting about me! :D

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    1. Can't forget about you. I'd have Bryan telling me off. Yeah quite a large bag of swag, but small compared with others. But it's what I wanted! Thanks Mathyoo.

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  6. Nice haul Clint,
    And it was good to see everyone again likewise

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    1. Cheers Dave. There is some talk of a southern blog con as well. I'll get back to you on that. Good to see you again. Sorry I could not really chat as much as I should have. I had a hole in my wallet and was hemoraging money!

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    2. Lol me too,
      Definitely interested in that blog con

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  7. LOOT!! Well nice to hear you survived it mate!!

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    1. Survived, not thrived. Thank you Johnny.

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  8. Nice eclectic haul of goodies, Clint.

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  9. Nice mix of thing Clint. Everyone I've stopped by so far has brought home a nice haul. Lots of new shiny goodness!

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    1. I did Punch Fran for you on the arm. No big wet sloppy girly kisses though there were too many cameras!

      As for the swag, thank you Anne.

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  10. Quite a substantial haul there Clint. Interesting plastic Boxers, I believe Redbox do some plastic 20mm Boxers too, if you were looking for variation of figures.

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    1. Indeed not a bad spend. Boxers maybe on back burner for a while may start them next year all depends. Thank you Jo I will offer a new project warning should one rear an ugly head!

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  11. Looks like you had a great spend-up! Pity I couldn't make it but I was on the M3/M25 for most of the day. :(

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    1. Well still come home with money in pocket so not too bad. Donnybrook is worrying though I might change into Ray and that may not be the desired effect! You were missed I was asked where you were on more than one occasion. As well as several other people comparing their dice rolling to yours! Thank you Mate I hope you are all home and safe now.

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  12. It seems you had a great day out, Clint, notwithstanding the journey home. Nice to see your haul of goodies and how considerate of you to think of Mathyoo..

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    1. The journey there was equally bad 2 hours to travel 39 miles! And the woman in the train station selling me the wrong ticket!

      Not that considerate to think of Mathyoo he did ask for some dice..... a while back, so I got him 2 of each flavour. Although I suspect he will claim they are "Broken" when he can't roll the right numbers, like we all do!
      Thank you Bryan.

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  13. Looks like a great haul.. Interested to see more of the boxers .. It's a period I am getting more interested in

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    1. Thank you Dave I originally bought them thinking they were suitable for Donnybrook. My Current thinking is Tangiers 1661-1684. Which would mean not a strong use for them.

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  14. A Superb haul Clint, was great to meet you after all this time and thank you very much for the fudge which I sat and shared with my two boys last night who declared it to be the chocolatiest treat they have ever had.

    Loki

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    1. A real pleasure to meet you as well. I am glad the boys liked it.

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    2. The pleasure was all mine mate, the smile on their faces as they tucked in was wonderful to see after such an exhausting day.

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  15. As always, good to see you mate. And thanks for the fudge!

    Decent haul of loot - should keep you busy for a while.

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    1. I will need some of it for a game on Sunday so I will have to be quick getting some of the resins done........ I should manage it though.

      No worries on the Fudge. I suggested to Ray and Fran that I should to some Tapas for the planned SCW game! Best start practicing.

      Always a joy to see you as well mate.

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  16. Impressive haul and hopefully next year we will get to meet!

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    1. You were mentioned among the bloggers as a person we would all enjoy meeting. So hopefully next year.

      Cheers Mate

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  17. Now that's a haul - a good day was had by a good few of us and many traders I think.
    Cheers Clint

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    1. Thank you Dan. But as we both know buying it is one thing painting it is another.

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  18. Quite a haul, indeed!

    It was a long day, wasn't it? Sadly I missed meeting you and most of the bloggers because my kids were playing a game at the time.

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    1. Thanks Hugh. Would have been good to meet you as well.

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