Saturday, 19 May 2012

Well I was actually back hours ago but since the house was empty I decided to get a little painting done.

So how was triples? Overall busier than last year I felt and certainly more inspiring, though that's probably as I'm a bit more into gaming again this year. A couple of nice demo games and displays on, most notably the Empire of the Dead demo table, a lovely Victorian street scene with Holmes and Watson desperately chasing down Jack the Ripper before he kills more victims. I didn't get a game but the one I watched seemed fun, ending with success on the final turn for Holmes and Watson. System appeared simple enough and the figures are pretty cool, I'm not sure how well it would work without crafted scenarios like this one but I may take a look at it later in the year.

Some shots of the table:


The buildings appeared to be a mix of Sarissa and Warbases with some scratch built stuff.

Finally a scratch built Hansom Cab Walker, apparently from a robotech walker and Westwind's own Hansom 

What did I actually buy then? 

Well to be honest not a lot, I didn't really go to get much more to get out of the house for a day and take a peek at a few games and miniatures. 

I picked up the following from GZG for a new 15mm Sci-Fi project we're starting this year: 

I've already ordered a couple of Rebel Minis Walkers from the US and I'm going to get a platoon of Khurasan Recon ARC Troopers next month. 

I also picked up some very nice transfers for a Greek Myth project I'm working on (more on that soon) and finally a couple of paints and some tokens for the previously mentioned Myth project. 

I'm going to have to pick up some of these laser cut buildings later in the year when I've cleared a couple of projects, they seem perfect for both my usual pulp gaming and if I do start Victorian Horror gaming.

Anyhow ta-ta for now

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