Wednesday, 20 April 2011

I'm back!

I've not posted for a week or so after a break in Paris and Salute.
Gloarmy Greg and his wife stayed here over Salute,  which was great, and it was also a lot of fun meeting some of my fellow bloggers in the flesh at the show, including (but not limited to) Iron Mitten, Saxon Dog and Andres of Einar Olafson Painting.  I chatted with James Morris about his beautiful Ethiopian set up.  Also met Nick Speller and gave him some more stuff to paint for me, and Paul Darnell who delivered a pretty piece of terrain which I'll photograph later.   Saw local boy George Moraitis.  Also met lots of others (apologies if I missed you)!  I helped Greg with his very pretty Memoir '14 game, but not nearly as much as I should have (sorry Greg).

Of the games I saw, my overall favourite piece was the Gallipoli terrain, which was simply the finest bit of terrain modelling I've ever seen. Astounding!   Saxon Dog/Paul Darnell's game and Ethiopia were very impressive, too.

I didn't spend much money, except on a copy of the Hail Caesar, rules which are presently giving me an unfortunate sense of deja vue, as they rather remind me of Warmaster, which I never took to.  Except they includes recipes for cooking milk-fattened nails, which Warmaster certainly didn't.  I have a serious hunch I may regret the purchase of the rules... but I suppose I might give the snails a go.

I finally finished basing the Late Romans tonight; photos to follow, tomorrow I hope!


EinarOlafson said...

Welcome back!!

I bought few things too, there ware so many miniatures and traders that I need to think about at home!! I bought the two Warlords Games ruleset, I get sleep in the train so I couldn't read them.



Anonymous said...

Jolly nice to see you Simon and put a face to a blog

Paul´s Bods said...

I wish I could go to the salute event :-(
Glad to see you back :-D

Gabriele C. said...

Welcome back. I had been away as well, hunting some Vikings and lots of gorgeous landscape in Norway.