Post Salute recovery

Once again I missed out on the Thursday gaming session as I had a friend over, but with any luck I will be able to drag Lindsey along this week.

The big news really was Salute 2011 which was a great experience. I picked up some free minis, including the gorgeous Orcs that Mantic were handing out. I think they will be the next thing I start to collect once I have caught up on the backlog a little. I met up with a load of friends and we spent most of the day wandering round and seeing what was on offer. I didn't pick up nearly as many things as I'd have liked but I did sell off a LOT of old figures and got some Coat D'Arms paints and some of the lovely Ironclad Miniatures' Grubs (Brits and Yanks) I am hoping to paint them up fairly quickly so that I can justify picking up the others. They are quite a bit larger than the ones Shieldwall did in the past which is a shame as I still have a few of those knocking about.

After Salute on Saturday, there was more gaming to be had in a session of Daring Tales of Adventure on the Sunday, this week we finished of 'The Web of the Spider Cult' and in record time, it looks like the players are starting to really get into the swing of this cinematic role-play style. After we wrapped that up we had a game of Pirate's Cove which was good although I was the player that lost out at the beginning and consequently totally unable to recover finishing in a solid last without ever entering into things despite several bouts of lucky dice rolling.

The painting list has not really changed. I am nearly there with the Dystopian wars ships but the flyers are still untouched. I am also trying to catch up on the varnishing front as there are now a load of figures that have been gloss varnished but not had a matt coat applied over it. Once those are out of the way I am going to try and get the figures for my various boardgames painted up as these are the figures currently seeing the table most often.