Monday, 17 June 2013

Valhalla '13 Loot

Despite finishing last week with a migraine (wiped out Thurs & Fri, and made me feel grotty most of Sat), I made it to Valhalla 13 yesterday, and as it was Father's Day as well, I had my 12-yr old daughter in tow ...  I was very conscious of not getting her bored as I stood and gawped at eye-candy so I didn't take any piccies.

I did, however, bump into a gaming buddy that I don't think I've seen since before my daughter was born (!) although I might have slightly after that momentous day ...  anyway, the long and short of it is, he's intending to return to gaming and hopes to be able to make it to the Farnborough club! This is good news as one of the many reasons I stopped going was nobody was interested in the genres that I was, whereas my buddy - let's call him Andy* - was! So I hope to actually play some games soon! Woo-hoo!

*- well it is his name after all! ;)

I also, picked up some new toys and other bits that you can see in the pic. In the pic are (in no particular order):
As always, it was a good, if somewhat cramped, show - well done to Farnborough Wargames Society!

In other news:
  • I got the Osprey on the Balkan Wars for father's day - cool!
  • Still not got the latest issue of 'Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy' :( will get the pdf in the next couple of days

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  1. Great hall of loot then. I though the CD Apes where a pack of 4 but Ainsty does have his own set If I remember thinking about it.

    The German company sounds good look forward to seeing those bud.

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    1. I think it must be an Ainsty pack, as although I could find 'Simians with Rifles' on CD's site, I couldn't find ones with SMGs there ...

      I've done the Germans with Ironclad mini's again - damn fine figures IMO

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  2. There's a few things I would like there. Good loot haul. Ironclad I should pay more attention to as I think they would do some good useful stuff for me.

    Looking forward to seeing the martian trees.

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    1. They have a surprisingly wide selection of stuff including some particularly nice 15mm resin russian buildings

      I'm looking forward to seeing the Martian flora too! I might try and knock up a test example soon

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  3. Thats a great haul Colin, I hope you can get a buddy, I totally know how it is to play the genres nobody cares about :D

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    1. Thanks Mathyoo; it's not nice being the odd one out is it?

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  4. A much more impressive haul than mine from the Durham show.

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  5. Whose a lucky Dad then, an Osprey book, I got a gift token for a model shop and I think I may invest in one myself.

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  6. I've taken a son to a show before, but never a daughter (mine is a little young, anyway). I guess the success or otherwise all depends on the particular child...

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