Yesterday I attended the DWG show as a member for the first time in about 10 years. As usual it was small yet friendly and well run, with a good range of trade to meet almost anyone's taste and/or need to spend money. That said, apart from a bacon buttie I didn't buy very much, just a tin of primer and some dead Cossacks from Dave Thomas' bits box, oh and a painted unit of Irish in French service. Nice paint job and only £35 for 30 figures! I also collected a bag of RSM SYW Prussians off Robbie that I think I sold to him last year! I have some flags for a Prussian Garrison regiment so these chaps are destined to start their wargaming lives as second rate troops. I would have spent more but Ian didn't have the ones I wanted from his newly-acquired Eagles Figures range with him. There were only three games on this year. IMHO a couple more would have been better for the punters but the ones that were on show were all very good. The club put on a WW2 Russian Front game to Battlegroup Kursk rules which looked very nice, as well as a representation of the French invasion of Dahomey in the late 19th century staged by Conrad Cairns. This has rekindled my interest in Darkest Africa and I spent some time today scrabbling around under my gaming table trying to find my very large collection of Belgians, zanzibaris and stuff. Andy from OGUK put on a good looking modern game set in Iraq. I took a few photoes but the light was as bad as my photography skills so they're not wonderful. I had to leave before lunchtime so don't know how any of the games turned out.
Back to the SYW campaign on Thursday evening.