had my yearly pilgrimage from the north down to Excel and what a show it was! The show for me was really about meeting Colin Phillips and Craig Watterson from Radio Dishdash Publishing, the folks behind the "Skirmish Sangin" system. As the majority of you know I get very excited about this game and its been my main wargame focus for a while, when it came out I already had my large 20mm setup so I was off to a good start.
The lads had set up a very cool table and played numerous games throughout the day, the feedback I got was extremely complimentary and a credit to Colin and Craig. Anyone who is in the slightest bit interested in this period, or indeed post WW2 conflict, the core rules are a dream to use, should pick a copy up!
Its very well supported on their blog and yours truly has a "How to" on painting 28mm Empress Brits, the link for the blog is below,
At the risk of setting some heads spinning I've been looking to start off a very complete Skirmish Sangin Afghan set up in 28mm, I'm still keeping my 20mm stuff, a number of folks have already been tempting me with cash for my collection! Based around Empress and Eureka figs the show purchases centred around this.
In the Fox@Excel the night before Salute the conversation with Colin and Craig covered all aspects of modern gaming, my main wargaming interest, and the old eighties film "The Beast" about the Soviets in Afghanistan, was discussed and its suitability as a scenario.
The clever folks at Eureka have just released an excellent pack of Soviet Motor Rifles, as well as a pack of dismounted tank crew based on the characters in the film. More money spent!
All this stuff will feature in the blog so keep dropping in.