This weekend saw a foray on the short journey into York for a visit to the first major show of the season. I set out with a limited intention for "stash" ... but more of that later. The show seemed bustling to me with a good range of traders , and I bumped into a few old friends which was good.
It might just be me be i did not think there were as many good looking games - but there was one that really took my eye , Bukhara 1920, by the Kreigspielers, with lots of lovely models - and any game that has steam engines for pulling artillery gets a plus in my book.
Of course I had only intended limited purchasing targets...you know what happens you find all sorts of stuff... Almost all for the Sudan terrain works..so here it is..
An "oasis" piece from "Last Valley"
A selection of various shaped hills from S&A Scenics, which I want to do a bit of dulling down to.
some "vac-form" hills with escarpments from Kallistra - they need work to finish - but are nicely different.
A top up of mounted mahdists camel and baggara cavalry from Dave Thomas
A limited edition "dog" and some goats from Jon at Ainsty
And finally couple of the things i went for! some paint , and bases from Warbases - of course yours truly forgot to order the sizes i want in advance and Martin did not have them - so they will arrive in the post. Plus an interesting clear acrylic paint brush holder, because i like it!
All in all a very successful and enjoyable day out, topped off with stopping for Sunday lunch on the way home at a suitable hostelry. Last night Steve the gaming bud and I went through the collections (Old West, Gangster, Sudan and his Napoleonics) working out what needed doing to finish off bits. I think this was the first time he had seen all the Sudan stuff out together.
The Sudan collection - minus the Imperial Mounted which were still in the display cabinets! - game time coming up..