Thursday, July 7, 2011

Historicon 2011: Day 1, Part 1 - The Haul

   Well, the dealer's room has closed for the evening, and I have a couple of hours until my next game. Thought I would take a moment to share the wonders of Historicon buying goodness. The games are great, but the real draw for me is the flea market (aka Wally's Basement) and the dealer area. The dealers should be happy with my family and friends. Today's purchases include:
  • 20x WFB Empire State Troops
  • 10x WFB Empire Handgunners
  • 10x WFB Empire Pistoliers
  • 16x Eureka Terrapins with Spears
  • 8x Eureka Turtles with Bows
  • 8x Eureka Samurai Rabbits (helmeted, katana, sashimoto)
  • 1x Eureka Turtle Tank (+9 crew)
  • 5x Parroom Station Masked Minion Diabolical Weaponeers
  • 3x Parroom Station Prussian Junior Officers
  • 6x Blue Moon Twanax Horde
  • 16x Peter Pig Sheep
  • 8x Peter Pig, um... Pigs, actually
  • 8x Peter Pig British Heliographs (two teams)
  • 1x Brigade Games 1924 Model Rolls Royce Armored Car
  • 8x Woodbine Designs Armed Schoolboys
  • 4x Woodbine Designs School Master (set)
  • 4x Woodbine Designs Chaps on a Hunt
  • 4x Woodbine Designs Damned Poachers!
  • 5x 40K Vostroyan Command figures
  • 2x Stan Johansen weapons packs for Matchbox cars
  • 24x Empress Miniatures Spanish Foreign Legion
  • 4x Empresss Miniatures Condor Legion Advisors
  • 16x Empress Miniatures Moroccan Regulares
  • 3x Empress Miniatures Mortar and Team (mortar +3 crew)
  • 1x Empress Miniatures Pzkw I Ausf. A
  • 1 pkg "Box Bands"
  • 1x G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. Compendium
  • 1x A Very British Civil War 1938 Sourcebook
  • 1x Go Forward Together (Disposable Heroes British Commonwealth)
  • 1x Primera Batalla (Disposable Heroes Spanish Civil War)
   I think that's it. Total number of figures purchased, both 28mm and 15mm, about 200, plus three vehicles and some bits. And four rulebooks. Not bad for a day's work. About $6-700, I'd say. I gotta reconsider my hobbies. Booze and women of low moral fiber have got to be cheaper...


ColKillgore said...

Stick to gaming. I have never seen one player get mad and try to stab another player, almost come to fists a couple times but no knives, yet.


Eli Arndt said...

Well, I have had a gun pulled on me at a gaming table in the middle of a game store, but I'd say you are still better off with gaming.

I only wish I lived closer so I could play with your toys :)

Thats an awesome haul and only day 1, right?


ColKillgore said...

Hey Eli

I don't know if I want to play at your game store.


ArmChairGeneral said...

Not so sure if they are. :D