Last Saturday I made the annual pilgrimage to Carronade, the show put on by the Falkirk and District Wargames Club. I made the trip with David and his son Matthew. As we had booked a table at the flea market style bring and buy, we set off just before 7am, arriving at the venue just on 9.30am.
We had managed to get a table for the first and third hours. We would have had liked to get two consecutive hours as per last year. However, an administrative mix up meant that we didn't. Here is a shot of our table, just at the start of the sale.
I didn't get much time to go round the tables during the day. Here are a few photos that I managed to take.
Old Contemptables. Senguko era Japanese Warfare using a version of the Black Powder rules..
Here are a selection of the other tables on view. It was a question of shoot first, no time to ask questions.
Once Upon A Time In The Low Countries. Durham Wargames Club. D'erlon's attack at Waterloo in 54mm.
All in all it was a busy but good day. We had lunch in between our selling stints, so it was not till after two that I managed to get round the tables. I met and talked to a lot of old and new friends, which is one of my main reasons for going to these shows. I managed to sell all but five of the items I took to sell. That will be good news for my mum's care home, as I always donate at least 20% of what I make. Most of the rest went to fund my purchases from Crooked Dice http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product-category/02-heroes-and-allies/, S &A Scenicshttp://scenics.co.uk/index.php?option=com_rokecwid&view=ecwid&Itemid=141#!/~/category/id=3196110&offset=0&sort=normal, Caliver Books http://www.caliverbooks.com/ and Commando Miniatureshttp://www.commandominiatures.com/photo-recon.html.
On the way home on the Motorway, I managed my first glimpse of The Kelpies roadside sculpture http://www.thehelix.co.uk/thekelpies.