This year the event was on Sunday. It is a smaller scale show that is very friendly, the gamers and the traders always have more time for chats and to explain what is happening on their games.
For the last two years I have been pursuing a policy of taking a fixed amount of money - also known as a budget - and only buying what I need, not buying lots of figures or paints or books. This is my haul for my ongoing Ottoman project.
|Two more flatpack buildings from Warbases|
|One book - memoirs from a man who was there|
|From Colonel Bill's stand, a bag of OG 28mm Akinji|
|Some spears, a number of my Ottoman figures from Ebay do not have spears|
|A pair of Austrian 3 pounders from Eagle Figures|
Why a pair of Austrian 3 pdrs? Well, a few weeks ago I was reading an article on the Ottoman army during the Napoleonic Wars by Andrew F Booth. He had written a sentence "However, the Turks had a fondness for Austrian 3 pdrs..." I find this to be an intriguing line and that such a battery with Turkish gunners would be a good addition to my army.