Well Claymore arrived and off we set. It was an easy run across to Edinburgh, but to be honest getting to the Granton campus on the bus was going to be a bind, so we blagged a taxi.

We got there about 45 minutes after opening so we were straight in… I was pleased with the entry cost at a fiver for me and three quid for James… more money to spend on toys …

I managed to get some photos of some of the games…

Now I knew that a couple of my friends from the Shetland club would be there putting on a game as they had moved onto the mainland, But what was more amazing was my old club was there from when I lived in England. I was stood there thinking Tyneside Wargames club, that was my club, I turned around and three of my old mates were stood there, now they might have just said oh yeah we remember you, but they said, can you remember the time we went to the show in my red Citroën…i had forgotten that I once owned a Citroën. So it was a lovely surprise. I also got chatting to a guy running a Frostgrave game. I mentioned I was down from Shetland and Lo and Behold his whole family was from Shetland, and the guy he was playing against also had family from Shetland.

I did buy some goodies, I could have gone mental but decided to keep the sensible hat on.

Well sort of kept the sensible hat on. The top box is full of fifty Mantic Zombies and a truck that was a bit of an impulse buy.

Miniatures wise I got some 10 mm Samurai apes from Pendraken, these are the Warband pack, but they will be based as HOTT, like my other packs I have got in the past.

I picked up twenty 2p multi stands for various of my games, I was going to order them online, but as Warbases was there I thought I might as well get them postage free. I also bought some MDF coins for Strength and Honour. Sadly I never got to play a game at the show as James was beginning to flag a bit.

I also picked up the Pavia book in the bring and buy. James was given an inflatable 17 pdr shell. Which he was quite chuffed with.

As it was also his trip he wanted to go to the zoo, so we spent the afternoon in there…

11 thoughts on “The Day Arrived

  1. Brilliant- I’ve been to the Claymore show in the past (some 20 years ago) and it is great to see it is as good now as it was then. Glad you could meet up with old friends too.



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  2. Wow, sounds like a blast! Nice that you got to see old friends and found someone in your area who plays Frostgrave too! Every time I’ve seen the tigers at the zoo, they are sleeping, that’s a pretty cool pic!

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  3. This looks and sounds like a great day to me. Those Mantic zombies should be fun to paint as well! I’m glad you were able to track down Tony the Tiger as well (if you know who that is!) 😀


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