Sunday, 13 November 2016
Had a wee trip up to Kirriemuir yesterday to visit Kirriemuir Wargame Club's Targe show. It was a bit strange as this was the first show I can remember going to where Arabiansquire didn't want to attend. Perhaps the 90 minute drive each way with his put him off when he could be playing with his mates on xbox. I didn't reach the town until mid day. Recently I've been finding the afternoons of show a bit more pleasent once the initial crowds have died down. It did give me the time and space to visit Kirriemuirs newly unveiled staute to former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott (Born in Kirriemuir before his family emigrated to Oz - there is an annual music festival "Bonfest") and pick up a proper Forfar Bridie for lunch (proper ones don't stray far from the area for some reason!)
The show was as well run as usual in the local High School. The biggest change this year was that the feeding facilities had been upgraded to a catering van at the entrance, which, not surprisingly, was doing a brisk trade. Not having the lad in tow meant I could take more time round the traders and a had a few nice chats as I did. With my recent new blog (plug, plug) I obviously had an eye out for some suitable 15mm skirmish fodder, but my findings mostly backed up my original blog post and didn't spark my interest. Earlier in the week I had been playing Dead Man's Hand at Falkirk Wargames club with MacSver, so I picked up a pack of mdf playing card tokens from those lovely people from Warbases who made the trip (I love the card mechanic in DMH but find the cards on the table visuals a bit distracting).
Battle Havoc! Still in development but inspired by HOTT and similar. The basic level game he was demoing\testing only had a few small units (so I wasn't scared off) and it all ran smoothly enough that it was fun. The basic rules will be free to download soon and advanced ones will be released later.
Just before leaving I had a last whiz round at tables and stalls. I wandered into the large Figures in Comfort area, to find that they are show stockists for Critical Mass Games, so I had a quick look at the large selection there before coming away with a trio of packs. 15mm Sci-Fi mission accomplished!