Well, after a pretty exhausting day on Saturday, I arrived safely back home having ‘done’ Salute.
It was a great show. Far more to see and do than is possible in one day – in fact, I’m seeing pictures of the show on the Internet of games and traders that I didn’t even know where there. I suppose that’s a good thing, because it actually saved me some money!
First up, I must present some pictures of the game Awful Green Things from Outer Space, that Scimitar Wargames Group put on for the day. It has to be said, this had several gamers all misty-eyed with nostalgia!
Secondly, many thanks to everyone who popped along and said ‘Hi’. It was great to meet and chat with everyone!
So, what did I buy?
Well, following on from the disappointment of the new releases from Spartan Games not being available, I sort solace elsewhere.
So, firstly I collected my prize from Peter Berry at Baccus Miniatures – a free pack of Command Horizon infantry plus I also bought a Heavy Tank battalion. Following on from that, I picked up some of the new figure trays from Figures In Comfort – specifically the trays for my Uncharted Seas fleets, plus trays for 60x60mm bases of Command Horizon miniatures.
Then I picked up some figures I’d been promising myself for a while…4 packs of 40mm Sash & Saber Napoleonic British Riflemen and French Voltigeurs from Old Glory.
Then it was time for a couple of unplanned purchases – first up was Cold War Commander. Now, I bought the Future War Commander a few weeks ago, and I was really impressed with them. Well, I sat down at Salute with Andy, and we started talking about possibly playing Cold War Commander…and the next thing we know, we’ve both bought a copy.
Later in the afternoon, we were invited over to have a play of the demo game of the new rules from Too Fat Lardies – Through the Mud and the Blood. I must admit, whilst I’m a big fan of skirmish games, and I like the rulesets that I have from TFL, I’d not had much interest in WW1 before. Suffice it to say, having played a turn and a half of the game, I’d decided to buy a copy of the rules. In short, they are really good. They give a great feel for the period, whilst being easy and intuitive to play.
The problem is, of course, that now I have two more periods to play, so more decisions to make about scales and figure ranges.
Sometimes this hobby is never ending, isn’t it?