Monday, 30 December 2013

miniature empire gaming store, Gants Hill Ilford

Today I made my first foray into 28mm gaming for over 15 years.

I am lucky enough to live a 10 min drive from my local gaming shop at Gants hill, Ilford. I noticed it months ago but finally had an excuse to pop in.

First impressions were good. The young lad behind the counter was really helpful and did not try to convince me I needed to buy the whole shop. There is 20min free parking outside and a pay by phone parking bay just round the corner.

First thing that struck me returning to my old hobby was the amount of choice I now have with regards to paint and colours. When I last painted acrylic paints were new on the market and you had a choice of 24 colours and 8 inks. Now it is like a Dulux colour chart with colours with the most ridiculous names! I did at one point say "look mate I just want red!"

They do not sell Bloodbowl figures (mail order only I found out) but all Citadel products in store are 20% off the RRP price all year round so it is all comparable with internet prices time you add in the postage. RESULT!!

They had some really nicely painted miniatures in the windows which was certainly an eye opener

Looks like I have also found my Human team medic and his nursing staff. Malifaux here we come!

I think it is going to be good to be back......

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Bloodbowl a 25 year pass time

This christmas as has happened for the last 20 odd years me and my brother pulled out my original 1988 version of Bloodbowl for our annual game of unsportsmanship (me) and blood splattered sporting finesse (him)

During the game which I won by basically fouling and multiple blocking the other team off the field (I love being Orks) we got talking about how cool it would be to finally get round to painting up some figures (25 years later!!!).

To be honest I have been looking for a new hobby and I think it might be time to revisit an old one.
I figure this blog could be a cool way to make sure I keep on track and I have a year to get both teams painted.

Anyway off to root around an old box of miniatures I have in the loft and maybe a quick visit to Ebay.

Here goes nothing.........
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