Sunday, 26 April 2015
On my previous two trips to Salute I was very restrained, this year I broke the mould and had a proper big spend.
As I was part of a game I was able to get in early and picked up a load of stuff before the show even opened.
The first item of the day was a pre-order from the lovely chaps at Gripping Beast a whole £165.00 of Woodbine WW1 French for myself and Dave as part of the on-going Verdun project.
Here is the grand un-boxing:
Plenty enough for a reinforced platoon of poilu each, although I doubt I will get them all painted in time for Partizan but watch this space as they appear in games over this year. I am currently cleaning these up and sticking them together.
I then went to say hello to Simon and Mike at Curteys and picked up a lovely pack of Romano-British casualties. Usually when you see resin figures you expect to pay through the nose, these beauties were only £5.00 for four singles and a triple. Great figures, great value.
Here they are out of the pack.
The next pick-up was a couple of packs of 7mm dice frames from Minibits for £2.00.
Then over to Warbases to pick up my pre-order of 20mm skirmish trays £18.02 with the pre-order discount.
However I decided to get some 25mm skirmish trays for the Verdun troops so blew another £17.60 on those
So, by 0930 I had already spent £207.62 and the show was not open yet. I went back to the game and we played through to the early afternoon when I took a break.
Over at Empress Miniatures I purchased a couple of packs of Guardia Civil for the Spanish Civil War forces that seem to be ever growing, another £14.00 gone.
Back to my top chums at Gripping Beast to grab some 20mm and 25mm Renedra bases £12.50
Last gaming purchase of the day was £30.00 at Kallistra for some trench sections to use in our Verdun games.
Total spend £264.12, probably a Salute personal best.