One could be excused for thinking that I've been sloping off on the wargames front recently. In fact, things have been quite busy. Laura and I did quite well at the Lincombe Barn tabletop sale, where my 9-year-old's sales and marketing skills helped me bring back about £300 (not for nothing is "The Apprentice" one of her favourite TV shows!). She also secured some amazing bargains, probably by virtue of being cute - or perhaps just by talking to people a lot so they gave her stuff to go away! Anyway, a good day out, my wargames room significantly decluttered as a result, and we picked up a few useful bits and pieces.
Since then I've managed to finish painting up all of my extant Peter Pig Spanish Civil War collection. Only 15-odd years since buying most of it. Of course, having done so I've found that a few of the units need some minor additions, and I've foud the Zvezda 1/100 BT-5 and T-26 models look a lot nicer than the lead examples that currently grace my collection, so an order for some replacement armour has gone to Hannants.
I'm having to refocus now, back to naval for a while. The NWS is holding a naval wargames event at the Explosion! museum in Gosport on the August bank holiday and I'm taking some games along. At present I'm not sure exactly what, but I'm sure some painting or at least some "sprucing up" of the model collection will be needed in advance. If you are at a loose end over the bank holiday and fancy a bash at some informal naval gaming why not come along to see us?