Sunday, 18 November 2012
That was Warfare 2012
We had a good day at Warfare, with some small but useful acquisitions and a game to keep the boys entertained. As you can see, my haul was modest but I'm pleased with the results. I had a really good chat with Paul from Tumbling Dice, then bought some 1/600th scale German floatplanes, an RAF rescue launch and an Admiralty drifter (whatever that is?), for coastal warfare games next year. I also bought a couple of 1/2400th scale coastal batteries for the Victorian naval project that I started a couple of years ago...nuff said about that one.
To complete the shopping basket of goodies, I finally got round to buying a tin of Army Painter dip, for use with the Darkest Africa natives and whatever else I can think of. This was followed up with some decals for the Bag the Hun 2 Italian aircraft and, last but not least, a very cool GZG VTOL drone thing, for the ever untouched 28mm Tomorrows World FFL project, which has yet to see the light of day let alone the lick of a paintbrush.
The boys had a great game of Rampage!, courtesy of the Dunstable Wargamers, who ran a very slick and friendly operation. This consisted of 6" Ben 10 plastic monsters stomping their way through a city of skyscrapers, with 10mm US troops, tanks and helicopter gunships in hot pursuit. It was perfect for the kids and very well presented, so a big thankyou to the chaps who had the dubious pleasure of enterntaining the offspring.
I meant to stop off for a game with chaps running the very popular Wing of War set up , but reality intervened and it was time to go home before we had the chance to take part. I also failed to locate the Dead Man's Hand game, even though I spotted it on the way out as we rushed to catch the train back home. Nonetheless, it was a fairly painless and rather enjoyable day, with a minimal hit to the finances and some good demo games to enjoy.
Sorry for the absence of photos...forgot the camera again (duurrh)