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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Joy of Six and Project Waterloo

Just two weeks to go till the Joy of Six in Sheffield and it's getting really real now. The show starts at the typical 10am whilst we can get entry from 7.30 to unload the game which in turn means a 6am alarm call to take advantage of the two and a half hour set up period.

The trader list is very impressive for the 6mm wargamer but other scales are catered for a little.

Baccus - arguably the most influential and certainly the biggest hitter in 6mm.

Commission Miniatures - MDF buildings 6mm up to 28mm and 6mm figures!

Cosy Dice - Dice, dice bags, counters and more.

Heroics and Ross - One of the longest running 6mm suppliers and has been the go to guys for WWII and Modern for most of the UK's gamers.

Leven Miniatures - There first show and the most prolific of 6mm building releases. Now have the largest range of 6mm buildings in the world!

Rapier Miniatures - 6mm and 28mm, the 6mm includes Greek Myths for something different.

Total Battle Miniatures - Another large range of buildings, from 6-28mm, recently released their small footprint Waterloo buildings.

Timecast - Again another fine producer of  buildings, 6mm, 10mm and 15mm. They also supply 15mm figures and lots of scenic items.

Wargames Emporium - have been part of this one day event way back to it's previous name and wider show. Whilst not a 6mm supplier as such it remains an important part of the trader mix and brings a very welcome mix of items.

Games wise there are seventeen games booked for the day and ours is not the biggest one! Though I am glad to say that it's another Napoleonic game, Ligny which promises to be rather good on the eye.

Still to be done for our game is a few more trees, say 50 or so. Napoleon is still not dressed for the battle and the biggest thing left is the ornamental garden. I start that on Tuesday and hopefully will have it finished by the following Wednesday.

I am also frantically painting up three battalions of Highlanders, 27 skirmish bases of 4 figures to try and deliver for JoS as well as a Bunch of the Commission Miniatures again to be ready for JoS. I just have another two days off between now and then so I can see a few late nights between now and the show.

My Son is really getting excited and is looking forward to getting to look at all the other games and traders, not sure if he has any money left though ;-)

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like it is going to be a blast, good luck getting everything done in time Ian.

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    1. Now working on the garden, hope to have it mostly done by the end of the week and yes it's going to be fantastic. Having two large 6mm games of the 100 days campaign played at the show will be a real sight

      Ian

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  2. It's wonderful to follow this project and it's great to see how you and your son work hand in hand. A blessing most fathers are hoping for.

    Good luck with it further on!

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    1. Thanks Stefan, it's been a great journey and my son getting into this has been a real joy I hope continues into my dotage

      Ian

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  3. Looks like it'll be a great event... I must make an effort to go next year. Work and other commitments ruled it out this time.

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    1. Well it only gets better and larger each year.

      My partner in crime wan't a little sunshine next year so it looks like we will be in Spain with some Peninsular action.

      Ian

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