I spent a moderate amount of time in the Dealer Hall on Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning. I had a few items I wanted to get, and otherwise planned to keep my purchases minimal this year.
I wanted to get some more hedges for Soggy Bottom and future ECW games, and if possible the same ones I bought at the Flea Market in 2018. I came across these, and they had the same deal; $10 each or 3 for $20.
I of course bought three! I should have enough hedges now. 🙂
They turned out to be slightly shorter than the ones I got last year, but that may be an advantage when fitting them to the square grid used in “For King and Parliament!
I picked up the 15 mm Paper Terrain European Village set # 2 from Scott Washburn, in preparation for next year’s Snappy Nappy Campaign in a Day events.
With the same in mind, I needed some more D10’s to replace those lost in The Great Dice Caper. There was no shortage of vendors there, so I picked up some in dark blue, off white, and green.
Bulk bases from Gale Force Nine are an almost yearly purchase. I think al of these were about $10.
I usually just get their round bases, which I mostly use for commanders and single figures, as well as certain markers.
I toured the Flea Market Thursday night and Sunday AM, but found little of interest. There was a fellow who was selling off a lot of 25 mm terrain Friday AM, but I was running a game then and thus couldn’t check that out. Tim bought about as much from him as he could figure out how to get back to the UK with him, however! 🙂
I also found that I had not yet posted this random French Napoleonic General, a very nice figure from Front Rank.
I debated making hios sash Tricolor to lead one of my Bicorne wearing French commands, but his uniform seems too clearly later to me.
I have to keep an eye out for suitable Later Republican/Early imperial officer figures, preferably one with a plumed hat that can be painted in tricolor!
A few closing remarks about Historicon 2019:
It was a great show, and the new venue and location is superb overall. For a new site, the show ran exceptionally well. I had no issues with loading and unloading, but some others did, and that needs to be improved for 2020. HMGS has confirmed that the next show will be at the same venue, but the block of reserved hotel rooms at the Marriott has yet to be released for reservations. At this point, I am 95% certain that I will be running another “Campaign in a Day” event on Thursday at Historicon that year (the only day I will be likely to be able to get enough tables for same). This will be based upon the “Crisis on the Danube” in April of 1809. I plan to run a similar event in Manchester in April/May 2020, and Jared and I are discussing running it at his school in April, perhaps using DBN for the combat, perhaps not. He may see if he can get some other schools involved as well.
As to what else to run at Historicon 2020, the logical choice would be a battle form 1809, as I will already have the figures with me. The theme for the next show has yet to be announced, and it is possible that might influence the choice of games. Some game using TTS or FK&P is likely.