I was too busy (uhm lazy) too get my camera out on the day but there are many show reports out there and a huge picture walkthrough to be found here. Highlights for me were the The Battle of Maldon by Gripping Beast, the Peninsular battle by League of Augsburg, Gallipoli 1915 Warlord Games, The battle of Verneuil and the two ECW games: Battle of Worchester 1651 and By The Pike Divided. I always thought gaming ECW must be boring but who cares if it looks like this.
So for the people not in to ACW I did buy myself into a new period. And since I already own an unpainted ECW army (the grey one unfortunately) I bought some revolutionary French from Trent. Should go nice with the Brigade ones I hope...Bought a lot more additions to other unpainted armies but the major investment goes to the scenery again. Tons of painted fences, trees etc and a huge river set.
But with the main theme being ACW and a fantastic freebie I could not resist painting straight away, I am still inspired to finish the ACW army. Thank God.
A word on the plastics. These minis are everywhere nowadays and new army releases are announced by the day. Good news because it gives us choice and they are cheap but it's just different IMO. Painted twelve Nap British some time ago and decided to quit them. Did just one French greatcoat to test them out and they were OK to paint and assemble.
Saturday I got excited (or confused) and bought another box of plastics. Early French. Opened up the box yesterday and closed it real quick to put it in the bottom drawer. Looking at all the sprues made me remember the time it took me to assemble them and why I put them away in the first place. No way, not that again. Give me metal. They even take up less storage space.
|The one and only painted plastic Perry|