Sunday, September 16

Sent To The Eastern Front

My friend Tom (Bunker Secretary) runs Cymbeline Games which is his independant wargame trader business.  He had a stand at the Eastern Front wargames show in Norwich today and was also running a demo table for Warpath, Mantic Games' sci-fi 28mm skirmish game.  Sherwin (Bunker President), Rich and myself went along from the club to give him a hand running the Warpath game as well as showing off Project Pandora : Grim Cargo and a demo game of Dystopian Wars by Spartan Games.

It was only a couple of hours drive from Chelmsford to the show and we soon had the table and Tom's stand all set up.  A few other Bunker members were there helping out Warlord Games demoing Bolt Action so it was quite a good turnout from the club.  We had a great day showing off the games and having a laugh - it's always good fun when you get to spend the day with your mates talking rubbish and playing wargames!  Here's some pics from the day...

Monday, September 10

Balance of Terror

I've been lacking on the options of hobby work since the last post but Star Fleet is still firmly in my focus, especially as I've just purchased a new fleet box; this time the Romulans.  I'll take some pictures of them as soon as I can as the metal models are all perfectly moulded and have etched eagles / hawks on their undersides which should make it far easier to paint the trademark bird of prey on their belly.

The only disappointment is the quality of the casting of the resin dreadnought.  Although there are no bubbles in the resin, there is a lot of excess flash that will take forever to clean up into a decent looking model.  When I compare the quality to the models produced by Spartan Games there's a massive difference.  I know Spartan have a far more expensive manufacturing process than Mongoose but it's a real shame that the lovely 3D renders of these Starline 2500 ships aren't matched by the resin.  At least the metal ships make up for these in some way.

I'm going to be helping my friend Tom this weekend at the Eastern Front show in Norwich - ; Tom runs Cymbeline Games and I'll be helping him run some Warpath demo games.  I'll take some pictures of the day and will post them up on here.

I'm hopeful the balance of work / life and hobby will swing a little further towards the hobby side of things in a week or so - I'm looking forward to getting my Federation fleet painted and then starting on the Klingons and Romulans.