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Sunday, 5 September 2010
Border Reivers Newcastle Arena.
Well autumn is drawing on,signalled by the show at the Arena Newcastle.This year,I didnt put a game on at the event. One of the reasons is the actual lighting in the place. Dont get me wrong its great there is an actual show at Newcastle,just the lighting in the place is not good. This year there was a lot of trade and as a result I had to resort to plastic to continue shopping. I also made a purchase of the new Jackdaw French SYW charging Dragoon. I really didnt need them,but couldnt resist the look of the figures,well recommended. Andy was telling me that the next releases are the Saxe Dragoons and the Saxe uhlans. Oh well a nother two units to buy.
I bumped into Charlie Wesencraft who was still bemused at the popularity of his reprinted wargames books. I honestly dont think that he realises just how good the books were.Again I would recommend wargamers to buy a copy of both books. The ideas are still very relevant and they are well written.the new print copies are available from John Curry books,on E bay.
I was able to purchase the new Osprey on the Hanoverian SYW army. Its a thin book but does help with the painting project that is pending.
I had a look at the few games actually on show,and there were a couple that stood out. I did like the ECW/thirty years war game in 28mm,I can only apologise for the lack of knowledge of who presented it.