Wednesday, November 9, 2011

180 Crisis

OK, I'm not much of a celebrator on this blog and I've got my Oprah moment a couple of months ago but this one I could not resist. So thanks to all who pressed the follow button and all other readers out there for visiting this site...




Last Saturday I visited Crisis in Antwerp. As always the show was well organized, there were plenty interesting traders and some nice demo games.
Lazy as I am I stored my camera in Jake's bag in the morning to take it out again at the end of the day when we got home. So without permission I steal two pictures from the man on the right here:


The man is Sidney Rounwood of Roundwood's World, a blog with some truly exceptional work from which I get lots of inspiration. His show report with the pictures is here and his blog on the TFL game (best participation game) here. It was a real pleasure to meet you Sidney.

My favorite demo game: 1830 Leipzig by Team für historische Simulationen


As usual we bought a lot of stuff which we hopefully will use at any given time. Many (rule)books were taken back home as well as some nice new figures. They even convinced me to buy some 10mm packs for grand scale games..I'm not sure about that but we'll see. Also some Hurons from Galloping Major which I will definitely paint soon. SAGA was a no brainer, there is a real hype around that game and my Viking warband is ready to be painted. The SAGA demo game was disappointing though from a visual perspective, a real small table with clutter all over and I would not have given it any attention if not everybody is so enthusiastic about this. The game itself looks very interesting though and I look forward playing them.
Many more interesting things but you will see those here in the near future. No large new project for me for a while. I will focus on several smaller ones picking the one I feel doing at that time. So Winter War Finns, F&I, Vikings and WWII are amongst the periods to be expected here over the next months.

At Crisis we also met Rene, who will join our group and gets his first action in January. Unfortunately he lives a two hour drive away so is limited to our Saturday games. The scary thing is he also runs a blog ...Anyway, here he is, practicing his painting skills




Lastly I just won this piece on ebay here a couple of minutes ago...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270847988870






11 comments:

  1. Congratulations Michael; hardly surprising though given the quality of your posts. Looking forward to many more.

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  2. Nice one Mike, well done on the 180 hits, you'll soon get the other 20k for a nice big round number!! 10mm??

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  3. Nice looking pic and just like you I'm bouncing around projects doing whatever I please as you know.:-) Looking forward to seeing what pops up on your pages!

    Christopher

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  4. Thx guys, and you know Ray from experience I track them down and visit them all. Yeah 10mm, I tried a couple yesterday and gosh they are tiny. Don't know but think now 15mm is the smallest I ever get into.

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  5. 180 is a solid number, keep up the posting!

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  6. Congrats and glad to hear you had a good time at Crisis and spent it like you stole it.

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  7. Congratulations Mike! You have a wonderful Blog Here's to the next 180, and more. It was fantastic meeting you and your friends at Antwerp! Awesome stuff.

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  8. Congrats on making it to 180, I've only started my wargames blog in September so rather green with envy.

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  9. Hi Mike thanks for the introduction. Shame you showed the picture I am practising my 6mil painting for 10 mil I use a MUCH larger brush !!

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  10. Great blog. Keep the great posts coming.

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