Sunday, 23 September 2012

Skirmish @ Sidcup Sept 2012


As mentioned in my last post, 4 Rejects made it to Skirmish in Sidcup on Sunday, its only a small show but seems to have gotten bigger grow every time I go. We were supposed to have a game with Clint from Anything but a One blog, who was playing a Sci-Fi game using 7TV figures, but everytime we went back the poor lad was busy with others, so unfortunately we never got around to it, maybe next time Clint!!
Also bumped into Alan from A Little From Leofwine, who runs the Broadside Wargames Show in Sittingbourne, had a good chat with him, most of it consisted of Spurs smacktalk, he's a Gooner, so I suppose its allowed!!!





 My favourite game of the show was Viva Mexico! September 1916, from Skirmish Wargames, the figures were 54mm plastics, a very impressive looking game!! Lots going on everywhere you looked. I loved the film crew on top of the building.










A WWII game, not sure who from and what the game was??


A very smart looking WWI game from the lads from Old Guard, using a usual card system, the chaps did explain it but, I've forgotten what set they were, my brains going!!!





 I'm not 100% sure what this game was either, it was either WWI or WWII and was very unusually being run by a couple of kids in army uniform!! Nice one kids!!!




Lastly was The Battle of San Juan Hill, run by SELWG, once again in 54mm plastics.





The Bring and Buy, I bought some Sci-Fi Games Workshop, yes? you did read it right, some GW Dark Angel Tactical Marine and Terminators also included were a Company Master and Librarian, now I haven't a bloody clue what I've just typed, Fran had to tell me, then he went off explaining that there is a dark side to some of the Dark Angels what they did in the past upset loads of people, its all in this black book or something or another. I dunno what the hell he's going on about??? He's boring me to tears, but I don't have the heart to tell him as its his birthday today, the old git! He's finally caught up with me! For a couple of months at least.


Birthday Boy Fran and BigLee both looking very happy for themselves

67 comments:

  1. Looks like a good time had by all.

    So why did you buy Space Marines???

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    1. Basically I listened to Fran?? No just bought some to paint up and sell, they were going cheap, so hopefully I can figure out how to paint them and flog them for a profit!!! Fingers crossed!!!

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    2. ...with my help and great knowledge!

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    3. Buying them cheap is very cool.

      Looks like you boys had a nice time. Also very cool.

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    4. We all did, spent a little too much though!

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  2. Glad you had a good time and I'm looking forward to seeing you painting Space Marines! ;)

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  3. Looks like a good little show there but really Ray Space Marines, lol.

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    1. I know I know!! I have no intention of playing with them and I'm sure my gums will bleed when I start to paint them.

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  4. Looks like fun thanks for the pictures!

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  5. Ditto what Tamsin said, can't wait to see the Dark Angels painted :)

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    1. They're gonna be nowhere near as good as yours Andy.

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  6. Great pics. Love that Viva Mexico game certainly looks the part.

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  7. Welcome to the dark side my friend!! It started with a Mouse Mage and now you're into Space Marines. No one is going to believe your doing this for profit, so stop lying!!

    And don't you dare pick on Fran today! It's his birthday, so be nice for once!!

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    1. Its only a temporary slip into the Dark side, I shall return with avengance!!

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  8. Nice pics Ray. Interesting to see 54mm gaming - like the camera crew ;-)

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    1. That was a very cool looking game, a period I've never seen before.

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  9. That Mexico table does look hot. So to speak. Don't sweat the GW, I think it sucks pretty much everybody in at some point. DAs look cool, are fun to paint, and as it sounds like you've picked up their half of the new starter, you'll likely find a buyer without much trouble.

    FMB

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    1. That's the plan, its no secret I'm not keen on GW and their ranges, I prefer historical and this is the first stuff I've ever bought from them, and it hurts!

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  10. My favorite is the Viva Mexico too. So much detail work involved.

    So, you bought the Space Marines to sell them again? Great, they will probably end up at my house one day. LOL

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    1. You never know Elsie, you never know?????

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    2. I told my hubby I saw it last on here last night and his ears perked up, "Space Marines?" LOL

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  11. My big regret of the day was not getting the Rejects to sit down and roll some dice. But hopefully another time. I would like to hear the banter/slagging off in real life.

    Space Marines....NO! (unless they were beakies.Something Else for Fran to explain).

    The WW2 bgame was Normandy Firefight put on by Herne Bay/Whitstable club. (Just for future refference). A club possibly splitting in two if romours are to be believed.

    All the best hope you are having a good shift. I start at 5am this morning so feel your pain.

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    1. Fran explained what beakies are and as he explained I drifted off into a world of my own and..........

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  12. It starts with Mouse wizards and the next thing you know your painting up a GW tournament compliant army for whatever the current edition is.

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  13. Really digging the Viva Mexico, it reminds me of Red Dead Redemption which means there's been accuracy in my life.

    And you buying sci fi stuff amuses me.

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  14. Glad to hear a good time was had. Go on Ray, just keep them for yourself.

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  15. The Mexico table is looking very nice, thanks for sharing!

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  16. the mexico game was great but as you know its hispanic my favourite era/area... space marines eh??? I think Fran was refering to the Games Workshop curse. I banished the curse from my body a few years back and thats how I am now producing Oronegro

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    1. I've never had the curse and never will, gulp!

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  17. Nice Pictures, seems as if you would have had a nice weekend. This Mexico game looks great, especially in such a big scale!

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  18. Some grand photos there Ray, it looked a worthwhile outing.

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  19. It may have been small, but there are some cracking looking games on show; a great day out for all.

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    1. And its only 20 minutes up the road as well!

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  20. That Mexican game looked great. Is it me or are there more and more 54mm games appearing at shows...?

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    1. They do seem to be appearing more and more at shows, not really my cuppa, but they do look cool.

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  21. Cheers for the pics. I'm interested what you are going to do with the marines. I hope you will post pics before you flog them!

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    1. Me too? and I will be posting a few pics, when I get around to painting the damn things!

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  22. Nice picks, and I hear you made the poor guy buy food on the way back, on his Birthday!

    Ian

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  23. Nice work there Ray. Some great games. Really like the Mexican and WW1 games.

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  24. Great pictures mate. It was a good little show and I went home with plenty of goodies.

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    1. Yep, couldn't agree more, just wish I hadn't spent that much!

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  25. Great looking pics Ray!

    At least you bought them cheap, because selling GW stuff for a profit isn't that easy as the market is flooded and so they need to be very nicely painted to get any decent money out them.

    Historical figures(especially large regimental groups)sells very easy regardless of the standards although of course better painted will get more.

    Why you may ask?

    The reason is that most historical players want their figures painted on the table and will not accept unpainted figures. The GW crowd while preferring painted figures usually have no qualms about unpainted on the table except certain tournaments.

    I think the money is in the historical's especially Naps where big units are a must IMHO.

    Good luck Ray!

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    1. I paid £55 for 51 figures, so hopefully they should make a profit?? I haven't a clue how to paint them? Need to watch some tutorials, me thinks????

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    2. Plenty of tutorials out there so that will be easy to find. Yes, I think you will make a profit on the marines as to how much I can't say, but with everything if you get the right buyer at the right time your profit margin gets better.

      Personally, I think you really will do well in 15mm as that's your niche and you paint so darn quick there which will keep your figure count high in comparison to time in. Lot's of folks don't want to paint hundreds of figures which you do very well! I suggest paint up some Nap regiments and throw them on the market and see how it goes in comparison to the marines.

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  26. Glad you enjoyed yourself at the gathering. Have painting your new gaming genre.

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    1. Cheers Jay, I'm sure I will????

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    2. Oops. I wumbled over my stords! {Have fun painting your new gaming genre]

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  27. Great looking shots Ray. There's a lot of detail in 54mm figures, and they look great on a board. Not sure I'd ever get into it due to lack of available ranges, but this one sure looked cool.

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    1. I think the main problem is the size of the table needed and a whole new lot of massive buildings!

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  28. Nice photos Ray!
    Don't you feel privileged to have a friend such as Fran?? Eh? ;-)
    T.

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  29. Nice game day, Ray. I agree on the Viva Mexico game - stunning terrain and figures. Best, Dean

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  30. Very nice photos, Ray. Dark Angels?

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  31. Curses, I had forgotton this show was on.

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  32. nice pics glad you all enjoyed yourselfs

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  33. What a terrific looking show, Ray! The Mexico game looks terrific!

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  34. Great looking photos!

    A friend convinced me to do a little 40K as well lately. Most of the stuff makes no sense to me yet either, so I know how you feel. I decided to go for Tau though... thought everyone can go Space Girls... err Spic Marines... err you know what I mean! :-P

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  35. Really love the models looks like a great show - must have taken you ages to build it!

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  36. Great looking pics Ray!

    At least you bought them cheap, because selling GW stuff for a profit isn't that easy as the market is flooded and so they need to be very nicely painted to get any decent money out them.

    Historical figures(especially large regimental groups)sells very easy regardless of the standards although of course better painted will get more.


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