Thursday, 14 March 2013

WMMS 2013

Sunday 10th March was the date of the West Midlands Military Show held at Aldersley Leisure Village. Unlike last time, this year we went along simply as punters rather than as "demonstrators". Demonstrating our TYW game at Wargamer back in December with just three of us proved to be a struggle, and so with no one available to step in and help us run the game, we decided to take a break. 

Of course, not running a game meant we all had more time to look around the rest of the show. There was the usual range of traders and model displays (though to be honest, I'd rather they didn't bother with the displays - they take up room that could be used for more traders and games!)

So what did I buy? 

Well, not as much as usual. First, a trip to Ainsty Castings where I picked up several blisters for use in 7TV.

The Guru - Every spy-fi game needs an evil villain!

Scientists - boffins for either side

Minion Specialists - a flamethrower and mechanic

Minions armed with pistols

And various assorted minions, lining up to die horrible (and comedic) deaths

Precious cargo!

Then, a trip to Frontline Games, who had 20% off Malifaux

Snow Storm will go straight into my Rasputina crew. The Seamus Avatar, however, I don't intend to use for Malifaux - I've no intention of playing Resurrectionists, but ever since I first saw the model I've thought it the perfect model to use for a Mr Hyde. When we eventually get some Victorian Sci-fi games going, it will be perfect. 

I also popped down to take a look at the Bring and Buy stands, and found a few bits and bobs - namely, a bunch of Uruk-hai Scouts and a box of cheap Wood Elf Glade Riders (not pictured). I've wanted Uruk-hai Scouts for a while, to play all those Fellowship of the Ring scenarios (as all I have so far are Isengard Uruks, in full armour, they weren't really suitable). 

The Glade Riders were too cheap to resist (a quarter of the price of a box from GW!), so they will be added to my Wood Elves in due course.

And finally - I mentioned in my last post that I've recently aged another year. Alongside several other pressies, I managed to blag my other half into buying me toys! 

Of course, this does rather go against the target I set at the beginning of the year to paint twice as many models as I buy, but I still have plenty of time to get painting, right? (and who's counting anyway?!!)

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