Back from the wargame show “Warfare” at Reading.
I bought exactly what I set out to buy, and then several other things caught my eye.
So the final haul was:
3 x Morris 15cwt Radio trucks and 2 x 75mm German Mountain Howitzers from Heroics & Ros for my Sealion campaign. (pre-ordered)
Army painter Satin spray varnish and two new brushes (pre-planned)
Four packs of green plastic bases made by Renedra Limited. I have never seen these before but they appeared to be on every second trader’s stand throughout the show. They are perfect for my 6mm wargaming and will save endless cutting of thin MDF. (Impulse purchase)
A whole lot of World war Two Infantry from Adler Miniatures to accompany my new GHQ tanks and equipment. It’s looking like my entire WW2 stock will gradually be replaced with slightly larger, better sculpted figures. (Impulse purchase)
Three MDF 10mm Adobe Fort sets from LaserCraftArt. These look like the solution for building city walls for my 6mm Peninsular war campaign. About the right height with wide walkways for my 2cm bases. (Impulse purchase)
6mm Armoured train from Heroics & Ros bought second hand from Colonel Bill’s. Planned for later purchase, but grabbed when available.
I ogled lots of other pretty things but thankfully the scale was too large.
There were some interesting demo games. Unusual topics were Hyboria in the style of Tony Bath using similar flat figures (as seen in Donald Featherstone’s “War Games” book) and what appeared to be a snowball fight for Santa’s Grotto as a participation game for younger gamers. The RAF Wargamers were playing an assault on a farmhouse (La Haye Sainte?) with on the sidelines a model film crew and first aid station. I’ve played that before in 1830mm scale.
At 11:00 the entire show stood silent for one minute in tribute to the victims of yesterday’s atrocities in Paris. A very good indication that most of us deplore actual violence while striving for it’s perfect representation in miniature.