The TablesIf you are a regular at wargaming shows it gets increasingly hard to be impressed by the various gaming tables. My favourite was the huge Zombie board:
I was very impressed with the underground level: The idea of using the edges of the board is ingenious. It's a perfect way of adding another level to the board which is also practical, because you do not have to remove buildings or streets all the time. I am now considering this for my Port of Gierburg project.
Here are a few other tables:
Update Feb, 25th: For more photos visit the Tactica blog.
Update Mar, 5th: Even more photos at Spieltrieb Frankfurt.
The GameWe played a game of Bushido. The objective was to convert three shrines for victory points over the course of six rounds. I had never played Bushido before and this was a great introduction to the game.
I like how you can have a nice game with only three figures and a comparatively small gaming board. This definately looks like a good game to play in addition to a main hobby project.
The PurchasesBrowsing the Thomarillion booth I spotted their Streetlamps (designed by Deltadog Designz for their game Götterdaämmerung). These are really nice lantern posts so I bought a set for use at my Gierburg port.
|Street lamps from Thomarillion|
Another addition for the Gierburg port is this medieval crane from Green Line and sold through Fredericus Rex. The crane is 1/72 scale but big enough for 28mm.
|Medieval Crane from Fredericus Rex|
My greatest discovery, however, were the 28mm figures at the booth of Schilling-Figuren. The Napoleonic range by Westfalia Miniatures offers a huge range of beautiful wagons and carts:
|Westfalia Miniatures available at the Schilling-Figuren booth|
I bought three wagons right away - a British ambulance cart (without crew), a French post coach and an Officer's coach - and ordered another one: a French utility cart with chests and mobile forge.
I also bought a surgeon set (seemingly designed by Ingo's-Figuren) consisting of a surgeon, an assistant and a victim.
I can't wait to get cracking on these. As always the convention was a great inspiration from which I return with a lot of enthusiasm for the hobby.