Saturday, 17 May 2014
Sheffield Triples 2014 - The Haul.
I came back from the Triples wargames show with far more than expected. As I mentioned to Simon, when I awoke this morning I didn't own a 28mm Crusader army but within half an hour of attending the show I'd accumulated a fair size one. Basically I went straight to the Buy and Sell hoping to grab a couple of cheap regiments of French Napoleonics, but clocked a guy signing in about 3 huge sports holdalls full of plastics. All of the ones photographed above (apart from the Gripping Beast Arab box) were from him. All priced at £10 or £12 each, so half price or less. Weirdly enough he even had some Frenchies in there too. There was a line of other blokes behind me slavering like wolves whilst eyeing his GW Lord of the Rings sets and Warlord Games WW2 stuff. Anyway, the bargain was struck and I reckon more than a few of us went home happy.
The other items like Jugular, Perrys Samurai and Deus Vult rules were from Dave Thomas who did me a nice deal. *Note* the Green Stuff was from a company called Northumbrian Tin Soldier http://www.ntseshop.co.uk/index.php who sell it at £4.50 for twice the amount you get in GW packs.
The show itself was nice as always, although not overly busy. Some fantastic display games and a good chance to catch up with friends. With almost all of the traders doing Show deals it's certainly worth the effort to make it along. In fact these days it's better for me to make it to a local show and pick up what I need than pay more extra for postage etc. And as the above example highlights, in the days when it's getting harder to grab secondhand bargains on Ebay the old Bring and Buy can still provide some fantastic surprises.