Monday, 23 July 2012

A weekend away in Sheffield

I spent the weekend in Sheffield for two days of gaming related fun. Baccus were having their open day on the Saturday showing how they produce the figures and giving a brief history of the company. We were shown round by Peter who explained how no metal is wasted because they recycle all the unusable stuff and all the figures that aren't quite good enough are melted down again to be cast again which is why their figures are such good quality.
After the tour I went for a pub lunch with Peter and his family which was really nice and just a short walk from where I was staying. In the evening we all met up again at a pub and then went for a curry which I enjoyed although I did just have my usual Korma, afterwards Igor gave me a lift back to the B&B where I was staying where after watching a couple of episodes of The Big Bang Theory I settled down for a good night's sleep.

The gaming day was being held just round the corner from the train station which was really handy for me as it meant that I didn't have to worry about leaving early to find it.

At the gaming day they had a table set up with some painting stations showing people how easy it actually is to paint 6mm figures
It was really good because they asked which period you were interested in then provided you with enough figures to produce a base and showed you shortcuts you could take and gave tips on how to enhance the look of the figures. I painted up a base of Napoleonic Russians in greatcoats to get me used to painting 6mm Napoleonics and I'm pleasently surprised how they turned out.

I was so pleased with them that I just had to treat myself to a pack of them from the Baccus trade stand which was conveniently located right next to the painting workshop.
In the entrance there was an impressive looking Towton game.
There were lots of other great looking games which really showed how good 6mm can look.

It really was a great weekend and I had loads of fun over the weekend, so thank you to everyone involved and I look forward to going again next year.

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