Monday, 18 May 2015

Sheffield Triples loot

Since I didn't go with a list I wasn't sure if I what I would buy. At no point did I consider not buying anything. I did manage to curb the retail urges to games I am actually playing, plus one new game.

I didn't see much Blitzkrieg era figures and models for sale, I was looking for French and Polish. I did see lots of Barborossa period Soviets and picked up 3 x BT7s, and Kursk period 2 x Matilda's, 1 x Grant, 1 x SU100, 1 x SU152 all in 20mm ready painted for £5 each. They were decast models and I felt I'd got a bargain.

Just before going home while my compadre tried to make up his mind about a jetty to use in this summers big game - which is a WW2 Pacific island assault game in 20mm, I wandered off and picked a T-35 kit from Plastic Soldier Company.

The big splurge was taking the plunge and buying Star Wars Armada. A lot of traders had the wave 1 releases on show which looked nice, but pricey in my opinion. Equally a lot of traders were selling Armada. The very last stand I got too was selling it for £50, well I'd never seen it so cheap and the little voices in my head were unanimous 'get it, get it', 'if you walk away you won't get it this cheap again'. £50 later, I now own it and it looks very nice. Definitely different from X Wing. For starters there are a lot more rules.

At the same stall I picked up a Decimator for X Wing. I originally wasn't bothered about this model until I read a review that mentioned it was Mara Jades ship, the future wife of Luke Skywalker. I then remembered readying about it in the novels, and with that connection I had to have it.

Spent up, with change to return home and say 'look I didn't all my money' I smugly headed for the rendezvous to get my lift home.

Bonus time was Mel giving me his copy of Saga so I didn't need to pick one up. I like to have the rules being played in the club and my first run through left me with the need to read through them. Mel decided the rules weren't his cup of tea, and I only want them for club games rather starting my own collection and games.

As I write this a couple of days later I still have that smug glow of having got a bargain.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

2015-05-16 Sheffield Triples

I picked up Dave and drove over to Mel's and swapped cars and Mel kindly drove us all to Sheffield. I managed to get some great bargains which I'll post about later, and all in all we enjoyed ourselves. I thought the show was a lot quieter than I'd seen it for a while. I was surprised how easy it was to park, normally I am on the grass but we managed to park in the carpark across the way. The bring an buy was poor but there were lots of traders and the standard of games was very good this year in my opinion.

So what inspirational delights did I get to see...

Wargames Development Coastal Command participation game

28mm Rorkes Drift participation game by Rotherham Wargames Society

28mm Rorkes Drift participation game by Rotherham Wargames Society


28mm Rorkes Drift participation game by Rotherham Wargames Society


28mm Rorkes Drift participation game by Rotherham Wargames Society


British Legion Charity participation game 28mm Rorkes Drift 

British Legion Charity participation game 28mm Rorkes Drift

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club. I loved this as I have the same Hovels Hougoumont models and have yet to use it as Hougoumont! Plus I have an ancestor who was with the 2nd Guards in the Great Orchard.

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

28mm Hougoumont game by L'ordre Mixte club

15mm D-Day, one of the British beaches

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game using Battle Systems card terrain for the interior and old Citadel Daleks and Ainsty Mechanoids plus some figures I wasn't sure of. It looked great. I liked the use of kitchen cabinet legs as base legs.

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game

ABW Irregulars presented a 28mm Dalek Invasion game

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Amazon's assault on Athens

28mm Paranormal investigators battle it out with ghosts on a beautiful board by Crooked Dice using 7TV or perhaps 7ombieTV rules

28mm Paranormal investigators battle it out with ghosts on a beautiful board by Crooked Dice. Yes the transit van does have the skyscrapers painted on it's windscreen

28mm Paranormal investigators battle it out with ghosts on a beautiful board by Crooked Dice

28mm Paranormal investigators battle it out with ghosts on a beautiful board by Crooked Dice

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

28mm Sudan game

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games. On this photo you can see that the road is made from sand. The whole game was actually on a sand table shaped to form hills and roads then green added with scatter.

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

Ilkley Old School presented a 28mm Plancenoit games

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal. Great looking terrain. Loved the dog in the kennel.

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal. Canadians advance led by a member of the Dutch resistance

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal. Spot the duck.

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

28mm Bolt Action game WW2 Scheldt Offensive 1944 by Barely Legal

Assault on IBIS a 20mm riot in Britain by the Doncaster club

Assault on IBIS a 20mm riot in Britain by the Doncaster club


Mad Max game
Mad Max game

Sailors vs Zombies a 28mm participation game by Sheffield and Rotherham Wargamers

Sailors vs Zombies a 28mm participation game by Sheffield and Rotherham Wargamers

Sailors vs Zombies a 28mm participation game by Sheffield and Rotherham Wargamers

Sailors vs Zombies a 28mm participation game by Sheffield and Rotherham Wargamers
Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

Adrian Walls 28mm WW1 game of the charge of the Australian Light Horse

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers. Figures Sash & Sabre and Trident Designs

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

40mm AWI Battle of Long Island 1776 by the Penarth & District Wargamers

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

28mm Dark Ages game

Guild ball game

Guild ball game

28mm Zombietown game by Dave Parsons

28mm Zombietown game by Dave Parsons

28mm Zombietown game by Dave Parsons

28mm Zombietown game by Dave Parsons

28mm Zombietown game by Dave Parsons

Not a game but the new photo realistic buildings by Sally 4th.

Sally 4th photo realistic insides

Sally 4th photo realistic insides.

Ainsty Castings' 28mm football hooligan game

Ainsty Castings' 28mm football hooligan game

Ainsty Castings' 28mm football hooligan game

Ainsty Castings' 28mm football hooligan game

Ainsty Castings' 28mm football hooligan game

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet - luckily they didn't spot me drooling

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet

Dave Thomas's figure cabinet - I probably should have mentioned that it is a revolving cabinet. You can ask nicely to have it stopped for photos but they were busy so I didn't disturb them!

15mm Waterloo

15mm Waterloo

15mm Waterloo

15mm Waterloo

15mm Waterloo

15mm Waterloo

15mm Waterloo. I think this was by the Company of Veterans


28mm Medieval

28mm Medieval

28mm Medieval

28mm Medieval

28mm Medieval

KB Club Derwent Modern Campaign

KB Club Sci fi Zhargud

WW1 Wings of War

28mm Magnificent 7 participation game by Gunsmoke using a Dead Man's Hand rules

28mm Magnificent 7 participation game by Gunsmoke using a Dead Man's Hand rules

28mm Magnificent 7 participation game by Gunsmoke using a Dead Man's Hand rules

Wings of War goodness

Wings of War goodness

Wings of War goodness

Wings of War goodness