Saturday, 4 October 2014

Spoils of War

Derby Worlds 2014

A short dash up the M1 followed by a lengthy wait in the rain to get in. The Castle Donnington site is nothing like as good as the Derby University Atrium (I have said that before). This time round, with plenty of rain and low clouds, it was darker inside than usual. It may well be my eyesight, which is not good, but I found it very difficult to see what was going on. Being wet didn't help. Needless to say, I didn't stay long. 

I had a few things on my shopping list but perhaps the weather made me less inclined to purchase. I saw but did not buy Chain of Command and Crossfire. Nothing much else took my fancy until I got to the Parabellum stall where I found......



Joy of joys! A bit pricey but given that it is out of production I'm not complaining. Also, I found some useful chaps for a future Waterloo Dutch-Belgian contingent as well as doubling up for an 1812 US army...



Last but not least, some extra troops for my emerging Russian Front armies to play an early war variant of Norm Smith's Tigers at Minsk game.


I have had a poor year for the shows. I usually get to WMMS at Wolverhampton but this year was busy working. I also usually get to Claymore in Edinburgh but by good fortune I was there a week early at the Commonwealth Games. I think Derby will be my last outing this year, there is Birmingham Wargamer in late November but this is over by Stourbridge which is a bit of a hike. Never mind, I have some lovely Wurttemberg cavalry to play with!

4 comments:

MSFoy said...

Happiness is a box of Württemberg cavalry.

Old Trousers said...

Just proves I'm either a cheap date or an easily satisfied consumer, or both!

Jay

MSFoy said...

Don't knock it - I've seen the time when a freshly painted and based Spanish artillery mule was the best thing I'd seen all day. It's good to be so uncomplicated in one's appetites. It's also good to get out a bit more, as the Contesse keeps reminding me.

Old Trousers said...

I agree wholeheartedly. I feel strangely refreshed since my trip yesterday and full of inspiration which can only be a good thing.