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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby valleyboy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:18 am

A certain booklomatationism by a Mistah Rey
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Tim.W » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:16 pm

Perry Afrikacorps, new in the modelshop in York today. Nice little consolation present for missing the Derby show.
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby PatG » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:25 pm

A bunch more RAFM Martians. At a buck a pop I couldn't resist. A troop of heavy Cav, a platoon of Askari who can fight for either side and company of mixed infantry. Lots to paint, lots to play with.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby goat major » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:09 pm

Derby haul.

More hedges
Stone walls
Telegraph poles and stuff
A church
A teeny bit of teddy bear fur.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:26 pm

goat major wrote:Derby haul.

More hedges
Stone walls
Telegraph poles and stuff
A church
A teeny bit of teddy bear fur.

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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Ronan the Librarian » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:26 pm

Nice little fleabay win of some 2G ECW Minifigs - including about 16 cuirassiers (result!). 100+ cavalry for £30, all OOP figures.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Fat Wally » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:17 pm

600 Peter Pig ECW figures for next year's project, to collect at SELWG. :YMDAYDREAM:

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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Timmo » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:24 am

Some magnetic basing material to enable the re-organisation of my ECW foot.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Nick the Lemming » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:58 pm

Been quite a while since I posted here properly, so I've picked up quite a few things in the meantime, including some more wonderful 10mm ACW figures (mostly artillery) from Cracker Line, the new Longstreet rules and card deck from Sam Mustafa (which I've only had a brief chance to scan through so far but which looks great), and a whole load of stuff for By Fire and Sword (nice looking 17th C Eastern Europe rules), including the huge rulebook, a peasant house and barn, all sorts of kickstarter extra / promo figures, some veteran reiters (6 of them), Swedish infantry box (light cannon, commanders, 24 musket, 12 pike), armoured and arquebus armed reiters (18 plus commanders) and a skirmish set (more commanders, another light cannon, 12 more reiters, and 12 mounted and dismounted dragoons). That's enough for a full skirmish list plus options, and it's a nice basis for a division list, for which I'd probably want a few more reiters and maybe some more infantry).
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby goat major » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:34 pm

for 10 years i've had a thin strip of balsa wood sat in my study unused. I threw it out when i moved into the games room. Yesterday i thought of a use for it. So today i'm £1.50 poorer. Moral of the story - hoard crap, never throw it out even if it means your family having to sleep in the garden shed.
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby philhendry » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:14 pm

The following building kits have just arrived:

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They should keep me good for a bit. I'm going to do a certain amount of 'fettling' to make them into better models - new roofs, with shingles or whatever for one thing, and paint a few of the laser-cut edges. Similar to what I did to their Roman watchtower when I built that - kit as supplied:

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And as it was after I'd boogered about with it:

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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby El Grego » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:04 pm

A book, "Ships of the Civil War 1861-1865' by Dougherty, and a pack of the new Highlanders from Claymore Castings.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Annette » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:36 pm

An Original unpunched board game called Knights of Camelot by TSR, 1980.......£1.99 in ye olde charity shop. I haven't the heart to play it, though I bought it to play, as it has lasted this long un tampered with.. :-$
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Mick A » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:41 pm

That was a great find Annette!

Took delivery from my first Kickstarter today, lots of West Winds Empire of the Dead figures :)
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby PatG » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:39 pm

Annette wrote:An Original unpunched board game called Knights of Camelot by TSR, 1980.......£1.99 in ye olde charity shop. I haven't the heart to play it, though I bought it to play, as it has lasted this long un tampered with.. :-$


There is a copy on Scribd http://www.scribd.com/doc/61246396/Knights-of-Camelot with the counter art at the end. Since you actually own a copy, I see little ethically wrong with printing out a sheet of counters.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Annette » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:09 am

Thank you so very much, that solves the problem :)
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Jon Suth » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:15 pm

Just made my first ever direct order with Wargames Foundry. Perusing the new lists (now with 8 rank and file in a blister), I ordered some Ruga Ruga, Belgians, British, Explorers and other bits and bobs. That's the last stuff I need for Darkest Africa.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:20 pm

C'mon John, spit it out.

What are your darkest Africa games going to be like?

Sort of inter and intra warafre between white and black tribes with interference from the local wildlife, or something a bit more serious?
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby Jon Suth » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:18 pm

270 square foot of jungle. A river with paddle steamers and little boats, a lost city, several villages, a fully accessible multi-level mountain with a mine inside it. Germans, British, Belgians, French, Dutch, Arab slavers and several small to large tribes roaming about. There is proper African wildlife and some dinos here and there.
Each of the players have a set of missions or objectives and existing loves and hates (in terms of other players and tribes).

For good measure, there'll be balloons and a Zeppelin, some early steam trucks and vehicles and an aircraft or two.

All design for a two day campaign.
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:22 pm

Now THAT sounds like fun - a game to be played with coffee and raki in decreasing ratios as the day wears on!
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Re: Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby PatG » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:19 pm

*not reading Jon's post*

A goodly amount of 25mm Martians arrived in the post last night. After checking the contents for accuracy, the box has been handed back to the missus as it is my Yule present. It is comforting to know one is guaranteed to be excited on the 25th. :)
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Re: Latest Hobby Purchase

Postby grizzlymc » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:21 pm

I tried not to read John's post. For me, that is what a wargames holiday place can really do for you. I am damned if I am going to do all that stuff to have one or two novelty games with it. But, if I did not live at the end of the earth, spending a couple of days doing something that I would not otherwise do and drinking raki would be well worth the money.

Likewise one of his Rorkes Drift games.

Whereas a WWII game or a refight of Leipzig, meh, I don't have to go to Crete to do that.

Have to hope someone offers me a few million for my royalty on a certain gold project.
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