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.
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