Been for a jolly day out to Gateshead and the Border Reviers show. Not a massive show basically filling a medium sized sports hall and I guess it might suffer a bit from being right at the end of the school holidays but we had a fun day out. The demo games did feel a little lack lustre but then I might just be spoilt by recent experiences and shows. The pick for me were a beautifully presented 28mm Napoleonic game and a massive Cannae battle in 6 or 10 mm I think.
As it happens it is my birthday next week and Mrs Dungeon was keen for me to buy something so as I left she kindly pressed some £20's into my sweaty hand with the clear expectation I should spend it or else she would feel guilty for not getting me anything else. After a long discussion in the car I knew roughly what I was after..............
Mainly a focus on VBCW and operation Sealion which are both at the top of my current priorities......so here is what I picked up. Armoured cars for both British and Germans, after much debate a Panzer IVD and a Panzerjager I, thank you Warlord form giving me a discount. Some excellent motorcyclists from 1st Corps which I have not seen before. Sloppy Jalopy Miners and Civilians who are now being stocked by Sally 4th. A couple of odd figures from Colonel Bills rummage box and the bargain of the day a copy of 'To the strongest', from the bring and buy for £5, almost guilt free shopping 😀
Also met up with quite a few people to catch up with and planned my next VBCW with Martin Cooke, so I need to get the Miners built !