Wednesday 27 October 2021

SELWG Swag 2021

Just a quick post today, showing you my haul of goodies I picked up at SELWG the week before last.

My first purchase of the day we're the two building on either side of the pic, from the Bring & Buy for a tenner. They need a little tlc, but that shouldn't take too long. They're made from what looks like resin then glued together? Not sure who makes these? Any ideas anyone?

I've been after both of the books for a while, the Osprey was a no brainer of course and the other I've had saved on Amazon for over a year, but never took the plunge. But for £8 how could I resist?

Dice from Coritani, to add to the collection. Just need to throw them in anger now!

Army Painter Ink, I have experimented in making my own, but they just don't seem to match the quality for AP....sigh!

Lots of scenery items from Iron Gate Scenery.  I won one of their building a few years ago, in a competition and have been watching there ever expanding ranges grow. I bought a boat, a prison wagon and a forge set amongst other things. So look out for them in the Painting Challenge in December.

I bought some Reiver Castings figures from Rob at Northumberland painting Service, some Austrian Cuirassiers for my Vienna project using Donnybrook (as if you didn't guess?) I meant to buy some Grenadiers as well, but it completely slipped my mind? Must be getting old?

Finally I was a bit miffed with Warlord Games, they who along with Skytrex are now selling Trent Miniatures after the sad passing of Duncan McFarlane. They had a few packs from some of the ranges up for sale, so I picked up a four packs and nearly fell over when told the price. A pack of 8 figures had gone up £4!!! "The price of lead has gone up" the trader explained! I had to stop myself from saying "well you know where you can stick them then don't ya?"
But after I'd calmed down, I had to go skulking back and buy some of the original packs I'd picked up, because I needed these to match in with units I've already got. 
Obviously I do understand that the ranges had to be bought from Duncan's estate and then made, but a 35% price hike is taking the pi$$!
I do need a few more packs to finish off the units I have already, but will have to seriously think about expanding the armies anymore after that, which is a shame.
Moan over!


Tuesday 19 October 2021

SELWG 2021


Last Sunday, 4 Rejects went on our first tour of a Wargame show in 20 months. Richard, Postie, Lee and myself drove to Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Edmonton for the 
SELWG show.

We got there pretty early but only stood in the queue for around 15 minutes.

Straight in the doors and who do I bump into, Tamsin!

Rob from Reiver looking very stern, perhaps I should have spent more?
Wasn't till I got home I realised that was true, I'd forgotten to buy some Austrian Grenadiers!!!

Too Fat Lardies - Infamy Infamy

I went back a little later when there was a little bit of action.

Too Fat Lardies - O Group, Operation Epsom

Too Fat Lardies - Strength and Honour, Bibracte 58BC

Full Colour Fantasy - The Prisoners Dilema

Postie giving Simon from Parkfield Miniatures his dosh.

Society of Ancients - The Battle of Trebia 218BC

Real Time Wargames

Not sure? No1

Col Bill, doing his thang!

Lost Ark Landsers - "Ding! Dong!" 28mm WWII

Newbury and Reading Wargames Society - Battle of Bosworth 1485

Spalding Wargames Club - Star Wars Legion

The Bring & Buy, pretty late in the day. There was a lot of great stuff on sale for a change.

Spalding Wargames Club - Fistful of Lead

The queue for lunch. Apparently a Fish n Chip van was hired for lunch, but overnight some bugger nicked it!!!
So a Mexican food and coffee vans were quickly called. Sensibly Richard bought some sandwiches, me Postie and Lee didn't, so we had to stand in line with everyone else.
Note the Mexican in the Mexican queue!

South London Warlords - Stingray

GLC - Assault on Villa Cobo 1937, Spanish Civil War

Deal Wargames Boworadet Rebellion, Siam 1933

Random Shot No1

Essex Warriors - Star Wars, Attack of the Clones

Milton Hundred - Carentan WWII

SEEMS - Colonial 

Random Shot No2

Cheshunt Wargames - 6mm Battle for Hoe Binh, Indochina 1951

1/72 Games - Beersheba 1917

Shepway Wargames - Viva la Revolution - Mexican Revolution 1917

What a fantastic looking game this was!

Excellent Train

Random Shot No4

Crawley Wargames Club - Maharajpore Masala Curry 1843

Not sure?

Gravesend Gamers Guild - 40K

Scarab Miniatures - War & Conquest

Random Shot No5

Prince Rupert's Bluecoats - Moon Over Sedgemoor 1685

My favourite game of the show, we;; it would be wouldn't it?

Here's of pic of the well deserved Winners of Best of Show!!

I met Simon from Iron Mitten blog, centre, he made me put the hat on. I did tell him 
I've got a big head!

I was quite impressed with the new venue, lots of open space, with loads of room for more traders next year. I did miss the quirkiness of Crystal Palace I've gotta admit, but not the choline smell. 
I guess it was a difficult decision moving to North London, being the South East London Wargames Club, but If that was the best place available then why the hell not.
Well done guys, great show!