Another year, and I think this marks the end of the one year long 'sabbatical', as the circle comes to a close. It started at this event last year, it ends at this excellent event again.
For the second year running in the excellent, large, airy and roomy Hangar29 "Waagnatie", the Tin Soldiers of Antwerp have put together another excellent show. Taking along my nephews for their very first wargame show, and with a shopping list, of we went.
Here are at first some pictures of the hall to give an impression of the crowds. And there was a big crowd to boot!
Trade stands where well present and a lot of gorgeous games on demonstration. Another thing compared to last year was a mightily impressive Bring and Buy 'Fleamarket' and it was stormed during the first hour by people looking for deals. I went to have a stroll after midday in there, and it seemed most people had been doing good business.
Though I still have my doubt that every 'average' wargamer has the same special character boxed set 10 times in his basement...
Now, let's have the stuff you are all waiting for: the Eye Candy. As with any show report, I still suck with clubnames and game names, so if you recognise yourself, put a reply down here!
Now to start painting...
So those are the pictures of the show itself, rounding out we end with the traditional 'The Loot' part.
Planned and Bought
All on target, I got the Longstreet book (not the cards yet though) and a new sort of paint I didn't know. Redoubt sold these, and at a show price of 6 pots of paint for 10 euros. This would buy me 3.5 pots of Vallejo, and as it is all for undercoating anyways, so it's not like I can get screwed to much.
And of course the free entry model, so the collection keeps complete.
If I was in the Mood
Yup, I was. Over at TSS I found 15mm banners for my ACW forces from the Cotton Jims Flags range. At Plastic Soldier Company (hello Gunbird ;-) ) I did indeed find some of my needs as he told on my wishlist blagpost: the reinforcement sprues for 2 Cromwells and a Sherman Firefly for the armoured platoon of my Flames of War small Late War force.
And I got me the By Fire and Sword rulebook. It was at show discount, and being a mightily impressive and heavy tome this would have cost a lot for postage on top otherwise.
Well, only this small book in the BnB, detailing the uniforms of the ACW for only 5 euros.
And so ended another excellent Crisis, without financial aftermath drama's and all. Next week I'll be back at the venue, but more on that in a latter post one of the days!