Sunday, 11 June 2017

Broadside 2017

Hi all

a quick post shoved in at the end of a busy day!  Today I've had a rare day off, squeezed in between working yesterday and uni tomorrow, i was desperate to get something gaming in, so I headed off to Broadside - a local show hosted by the Milton One Hundred Wargaming Club.  This was the second show I have gone to by these guys and I wasn't disappointed by either.  I'm not going to do a blow by blow of the day as it's not very exciting to read about and I haven't got the patience or energy left to do it.  needless to say the "bring and buy" stalls were very busy and where I spent my meager savings (certainly compared to Salute! which wiped me out pretty much).



Lootwise - there were no planned purchases as this was a bit of an impromptu visit as i had the time, so they are a bit eclectic but I don't regret any.  The giant greek archer -  I will use in some terrain building projects that are sitting in the back of my head and cost just 20p. Under that is a Rogue Trader Ogryn that I've always really liked and fits with a passing idea of doing some Old Hammer projects next year.  With that in mind I also bought 6 classic Eldar which I used to own and lost many moons ago.  I also got some Kroot Hounds for a Tau force that has been hovering at the edges of my painting table.  Lastly I bought some resin pieces from, what turned out to be a trader who lives in the next town over, running his business online - Debris of War.  From him I got some cracking bits, some urban debris including abandoned armchairs and a sofa, wheelie bins and rubbish bags - perfect for decking out some 7TV ideas and zombpoc games!  But by far my fave purchase was the resin bases he has made up - perfect for Bushido and soon to be the bases for my newest faction that I hope to start after i finish uni.

Highlights for me included chatting to Ray Roussel, Big Lee and Clint - three bloggers of some renown and thoroughly pleasant fellows, playing some fun and light demo games inc Infinity and a Jurassic Park style game and lastly I won the prize draw - a shanty towns set by Battle Systems! as an admirer of the terrain they produce, I'm thrilled to have won the prize.

my prize!
Lastly here are some pics of the tables for the eye candy lovers.  I thought the quality of the tables was excellent particularly for a local show.  I really liked the "not" Star Trek board made up of cheap Poundland "not" Lego toys and Tribbles! Winner of the best board was Big Lee and his magnificent African war board.





















hope you enjoy
dGG

31 comments:

  1. Nice loot haul none the less. Love the bin bags and other bits will have to check them out myself. Congrats on the battle systems terrain. Look forward to seeing what you think of it.

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    1. They're really good Simon, check out the website - http://www.debrisofwar.com/

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  2. Nice haul, from your days break. Thanks for sharing the pics of the gaming tables, always good to see

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    1. There was a range of your stuff there Dave, I once again drooled over the oriental dragon

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    2. Rochester games, they now stock 80 % of our range and not a million miles away from you, means a lot that you like the oriental dragon with your passion for Nushido

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    3. I have a picture of your wears on the Rochester stall at the show. It will go on my blog later.

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    4. Thank's Clint much appreciated

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  3. Tremendous looking games on show and a good looking haul to boot, I quite fancy some of those bin bags.

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    1. There was some lovely games Michael, as I said to Simon check out the website for the bin bags - http://www.debrisofwar.com/

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  4. Very nice, game look good too.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. They were fun Roger, it's a nice local show. Different to Salute! sure, but as good in its way

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    1. I'm looking forward to reviewing the Battle Systems stuff when I have time

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  6. Looked like a very good show. Nice haul, Andy.

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    1. It was great Bryan, got to play a simple Walking Dead demo and it's certainly moved up the playing/painting queue!

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  7. Certainly looks like it was a cracking way to spend a day off! Winning the prize draw was just the icing on the cake after scoring that loot :-)
    Great info on the "Debris of War" - I've got a few of those bits, but via 'The Troll Trader' on ebay, I'll definitely be paying their website a visit!!

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    1. You won't regret it Greg, he's got some great pieces

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  8. Lookis like you had a great time, Nice photos!

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  9. Great photos of a really good show. How good was the Jurassic Park game?

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    1. It was really simple but fun! Played a bit like Yahtzee

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  10. Fantastic to meet you again. And the KKZ guy (Damien?) You now, for your sins know a bit more about me.(Shudder).

    Good Pics and great loot. Alas I did not have all the time to go shopping so I nipped out when I could and Grabbed what I knew I wanted.

    But Once again brilliant to meet you again.

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    1. Same mate, lovely to have a chat again. Damon is the KKZ guy. Hope the rest of your game went well after your successful cavalry charge!

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  11. Some great games there and quite a haul, hope your uni work didn't suffer from your r&r

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    1. Back at it again this morning mate ;-)

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  12. Handy that your day off coincided with Broadside. Glad you had a bit of a break and I hope that studies and work ate going well.

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    1. Very handy mate, it was a fun day. Nearly done just have to finish and submit one more piece of work and I'm done!

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  13. Nice haul and congrats on the prize!

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