Monday, 8 February 2010

Vapa 2010

Had a good day over in York at the Varnartak show, it seems to get better every year, except this year there were a couple of problems that upset a few people. There was a major queue to book in on the B&B and the turn out too large compared to the hard parking available some some people ended up parking in a field that became a swamp, this was partly due to a lot of locals turning up for football as well.

I didn't buy much, but there were some nice demo games, the Ilkley Lads had once of their usual crusade games (link) and I spotted a nice mosque in the corner, just the inspiration I need for building one for the SOTCW Rif game this summer.

Then there was a large League of Ausburg period game that had a lot of nice modelling but the figures didn't seem to move all day.

On the Lance & Longbow stand due to a technical hitch we ended up with a medieval sea battle again.

I slipped away to the bar at lunchtime to meet up with the guys from this summers big game and have a chat.

Acquisitions:
  • Ready to Roll - British Crusader AA and an Italian Camionetta Desertica, both bits I've been too late to buy from Colin Rumsford in the past. Heard a few bits about the next Rapid Fire book covering Monty in North Africa, so something to look forward to.
  • Some left over Zvezda Turkish Janissaries and cavalry from Twmas on the Trading Department, just enough to complete some more units.
  • I picked up the Pegasus small Russian houses on the B&B, I really like these, they are very useful across a lot of periods
Links to some nice photos by James of the Society of Gentlemen Gamers

2 comments:

General Grant said...

Nice pics Will. Not seen you for ages.

It looks like there were some nice games there. Glad you had a good day and hope you enjoyed your pint.

Galpy said...

Those building look amazing a real pleasure to fight on terrian like that
Cheers Kent
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