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Will's Wargame Blog
Some Mars Turkish Heavy Artillery, certainly not the best figures, but quite intimidating.
Mars Turkish Infantry Tufeki - again not great, and I had to mix different headgear to make consistent units of these skirmishers
Red seemed to be the favoured colour for Tufeci so I painted the second unit a different shade of red.
At the rear are various vignettes mainly from the Mars Turkish Headquarters figures, that I will use for either commanders or dcoration for an ottoman camp
Figures are the Redbox Russian Artillery (17th Century), unfortunately they only provide two guns (those on the right)
The back and front lower hull plus the driver's hatch/vision slits were made by creating Oyumaru press moulds from the relevant PSC parts. The air filters are plastic rod with a green stuff pipe. The gun is plastic rod with a blob of green stuff for the mantlet.
I'm sure if I costed my time it would definitely be cheaper to buy more PSC kits instead, but I do enjoy the challenge
The yellow star decals were from I-94 sold by Pendraken, but the yellow stripes were hand painted.
I'm not sure how much more Torch specific equipment is needed, but I now have enough decals left over to cope.
As yellow stars are difficult to find I painted them using the existing Soviet markings as a template
The battle of Meggido 1918 (yes it does look very familiar - its a variant of the game at other shows)
Nice eye-candy, but becoming boring
A Sudan game, but lots of empty space
The usual display, supposed to be the battle of Preston
Upstairs was where the real interest was.
A nice bit of snowy terrain for a fantasy game
An Italian wars game, spot Leonardo's tank which has broken down.
A nicely presented game
WW2 Urban combat
Actium - 31BC
The galleys are interesting
As I was manning the Lance & Longbow stand I didn't get much time to view the show, but the table sale was a scrum. It wasn't the nightmare of "Not-Derby" but they need to rethink the way the use the space for the whole show to reduce the number of blockages. Also reduce the size of the downstairs demo game tables and fit a couple more in.
Purchasing, very little - a book on the second Barons war, a couple of packs of figures, I-94 decals and some Army painter washes.