A good start to the day - the Grand Central service from York departed on time and arrived in London on time. From there it was London Underground and Docklands Light Railway to ExCel Centre for the show. I arrived at 11:15 so I missed the initial rush - which was good - and the free figure given to the first 5000 entrants.
When I got into the hall, the first thing that struck me was it seemed to be less crowded; in fact throughout the visit I felt there was more room but whether that was fewer punters, fewer traders or fewer games I cannot say; probably a mix of all three. Anyway, being less crowded was a positive for me.
These are my purchases.
|Steve Barber Models - Turkish Levy infantry and a Captain|
|Minifigs sample blister packs|
|28mm Ottoman flags from The Flag Dude|
|Artillery sized bases|
I have been thinking that as my Ottoman force grows I should get some buildings so I had a good look around for ideas. Adrian's Walls models are one option. These are really nice.When visiting the Warbases stand I saw that they have a range of flat pack Middle Eastern buildings at very competitive prices. I have not bought any of these IKEA style MDF buildings or vehicles. If anyone has I would be very grateful for any feedback on your experiences.
|Ideas for buildings - Adrian's Walls look very good|
The journey home was the same except in reverse and everything went well. I met B and we went to Pizza Express for dinner. All round, a very good day.
|Sizes - l to r - Warlord, Barber, Minifigs 28mm, Barber, Old Glory, Dixon.|