|Great Looking late Roman game (I think)|
It's sad that what I think to be a very good venue was so underwhelmingly attended, by both punters and gamers putting on games, though the same couldn't be said of the many traders, friendly and helpful to the last.
Not a group game as such, other than the guys putting the game on were a group of friends (Smoggies I think). I could even have had a game if I had had time as they played through two games during the hour or so that I was there.
|Fantasy (40K ?) game with some good looking terrain and figures|
|Another shot of the above game (notice the blur)|
I think they're "Catterick Garrison Wargames Club".- apologies if I didn't get it right.
The ever-present, indomitable Mr. Andres Wiley also put on his excellent Wild West game on (Dead Man's Hand rules iirc), with the added feature of a river. Unfortunately I hadn't realised that my camera had a small smudge in the middle of the lens which caused innumerable problems with any photographs I took at the event and wasn't discovered until I started taking photographs of my loot at home. (Yes, I'm still a rubbish photographer)
|Don't go near the crossroads!|
The game looked good and some extra work had been made on their buildings too, to cover the awful tabs that show on the roofs of many a pre-painted mdf building.
There were flashing 'explosion' markers all over the place adding a nice effect.
I really liked that it seemed an all-infantry affair too, or at least I couldn't see any armour!
Notice the 'flames' behind the building in the top centre (thus avoiding the blur in the bottom centre)
|Close-up blurry action|
|Close of the flames (with the blurry bit cut from the rest of the photo)|
Despite the draw of the eye candy my initial stop was Colonel Bill's where I picked up an order that I had made on the Thursday before the show and knowing that I was time-limited (as Stu who runs Col.Bill's was at two shows on the weekend) I was delighted to have my order gone through. Col. Bill's (Stu) has always been a delight to trade with.
So here's the results, mostly aimed at my "Adventures in Jimland" but with my pirates project in:
the back of my mind too.
|Two females (at a bargain price imo)|
|A civilian crew for a wagon|
|Victorian photographer (I've always wanted one of these)|
|Self explanatory really|
|A pair of oxen (I bought two sets of these)|
|See label (getting boring now huh?)|
|A pair of pack horses Ray at Anything but a One"Don't Throw a 1"|
|A wagon load for a wagon (duh)|
|Who'd have thought a simple wagon would have so many bits ?|
|No batteries included (It doesn't need them) but thankfully a good set of instructions|
More on that though at a later time as I've also received several parcels in the last week
That's it then for this week, "Stand to" was a good event, sadly I don't think it has much life left in it without a lot more support!
As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated