Saturday, 13 May 2017

Jungle drums from Carronade

I had a free train ticket (due to previous Virgin trains delays) which needed to be used, so I hopped on to travel upto Falkirk and Carronade today. Not a show I have been to before but will definitely try and get to again. Sadly I didn't take my camera so didn't take any photos of games although there were plenty to admire, a more traditional show with a wide range of games on display, historical with a smattering of sci-fi. Lots of different scales to admire. Lots of traders and an excellent bring and buy. Was also able to meet up with bloggers Phil and David and is was really nice to put faces to blogs, have a chat and catch up about future projects. With no delays a very pleasant day all round.

I did buy quite a bit to add to the mountain....but was trying to assuage my guilt on the basis that the ticket was free and the prices I paid at the flea market were ridiculous!
This guy is about 3" tall and is likely to appear as a statue in my blood in the Sand campaign £2
A Hittite King and Chariot £1
Belgium explorer..........
A dozen artizan Algerians £3
A couple of nice characters £3
Two units of gripping beast Norman warriors for SAGA and Crescent and Cross £2
Some more characters...rather splendidly David was able to identify a couple of them as his Sons sculpts £3
Redoubt FIW figures....mainly characters and  casualties  £10
Finally if you were wondering about the  jungle comment, loads of Foundry Darkest Africa native warriors 
for Cavendish and Congo games £3
A ridiculous number of foundry Belgium darkest Africa figures £6 !
Some more characters......£1
And a couple more characters from the bottom of the bag.....

All told about 120 figures and next week we are off to Partizan 😱😱😱

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    1. Thanks I probably didn't mean to buy so much but when things are cheap I do find it hard to miss a bargain🙂

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  2. Great to meet up and have a chat, you certainly scored with those flea market buys. Kevin and Peters Wars of the Roses game got the best demo game award btw.
    See you at Partizan.

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    1. Likewise really nice to catch up discuss those future projects, the blog I couldn't remember is of course one man and his brushes 😀

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  3. Good to meet and chat yesterday Matt. You certainly did more than ok at the Flea Market. Hope to see you at next week's Partizan!

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    1. Thanks David great to meet up, I sense a shared philosophy on gaming. We didn't even get a chance to discuss your Rhanzlistan back of beyond work which is similarly inspiring us to explore new avenues.😀

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    2. We can put that right at Partizan perhaps. I'm pleased you enjoy our NW Frontier madness, just as I do your Sealion/VBCW reports.

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    1. Could barely carry it all and sooooooo cheap !

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    1. Iike so many flea markets there was an excessive amount of 40k for sale, but most of the stuff I bought came from a couple of guys. You just need somebody to have a clear out....

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    1. A very heavy haul.........the mountain is now more like a range ! But i have enough figures for Congo plus now !

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  7. A nice haul of goodies, and for such good prices!

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    1. Yes very lucky I even have some money left over for Partizan😀

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  8. Good stuff...... Always good to get a free train ticket and to use it well.

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  9. Ahhhhh.... now I know who got to that flea market table before I did! I picked up Chasseurs d' Afrique and a few odds and ends... well done!

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    1. It was one of those lucky finds ...where I kept going back to the same seller and finding a few more bits....🙂

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