Saturday, 20 April 2013

Spoils of War

My raid on Salute 2013 realised:

  • A long wait in the cash queue as I had forgotten to buy an advance ticket.
  • 1 box of Hexon (two-tone green & brown), some hills and some matching flock for possible use on model bases.
  • Some Pendraken/Minibits 100mm MDF bases for making 'SBUAs' (significant BUAs) and woods for my 1940 3mm/Hexon/Hexblitz project.
  • Brigade Models 2mm terraced houses & English village packs for same.
  • 1 Magister Militum blue felt cloth with 2" hexes (for naval wargaming).
  • Some O Scale conical milk-churns (Skytrex) to add period flavour to my IWI games. I'm told I should buff them with steel wool to make them look well-used.
  • A cappuccino and an almond croissant (nice but rather expensive compensation for queuing).
  • Half-time beer (extortionately expensive and not even real ale).

Also on the Magister Militum stall, I caught a look at the Figurehead 1/6000 WW2 ships. The castings are fine indeed, but very small, and that has left me wondering whether to go 1/3000 instead.

Noted for future reference were the ready-made, ready-painted Napoleonic ship prototypes for the forthcoming Sails of Glory game. I don't know if I'd want to play the game or not, but accumulating some ready-to-use 1/1200 Napoleonic ships would be tempting if the price is acceptable.

Inconveniently absent were Irregular Miniatures as I had wanted to see their new 15mm Chaco War range. I did, however, pick up English's book on the war from Caliver.

Finally I had a pleasant chat with someone on the Continental Wars Society stand who turned out to be Charles Grant who I'd never met before.

Overall a very busy show with loads of impressive scenery and interesting trade stands.


  1. Irregular have photos of the new Chaco war range on the website now.....
    Very nice they look too!

  2. Neil

    Thanks for pointing that out. So much to do, so little time!