It's been a sociable week here in Steel City.
On Thursday evening I met up with Tom and Chris from the Too Fat Lardies forum. Beer was consumed and plans were made to play Chain of Command, a CoC/Mud and Blood WW1 mash-up, and Dux Britanniarum. I've even moved on with the times and downloaded WhatsApp to my iPhone to assist in our planning!
On Friday lunchtime I knocked up a simple, branching decision tree to choose what our CoC scenario should be. The dice app on my phone led the way to a game set in the Reichswald in early 1945. The British are launching a flank attack.
And then on Saturday there was the new ChillCon wargames event at Ecclesfield School. I only picked up on the existence of this event on the Thursday so they obviously need to work on their advertising.
As I could only manage to get across for an hour or so, this turned into a brief session of shopping and chatting with acquaintances. There was a room full of what mostly seemed to be competition games and a school hall full of traders. There was nothing much that struck me as inspiring in the way of games.
I bought myself a box of Plastic Soldier Company Panzer IVs in 1/72nd scale...
I've already assembled and undercoated these! I'll report back on them when finished.
Besides that, I bought a couple of packs of wire spears from Ainsty and some 6mm Roman stuff from Mick at Leven. More on these later.