Monday, 10 June 2013

Swops and purchases

At 'Broadside' yesterday David Crook and I managed to swop some items. I gave him a copy of Adrian J. English's THE GREEN HELL – A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE CHACO WAR BETWEEN BOLIVIA AND PARAGUAY 1932-35 (published in 2007 by Spellmount Ltd.[ISBN 978 1 86227 445 7]) ...



... and my spare copy of ARMIES OF THE ADOWA CAMPAIGN 1896: THE ITALIAN DISASTER IN ETHIOPIA (MAA 471 by Sean McLachlan and Raffaele Ruggeri [ISBN 978 1 84908 457 4]).


In exchange he gave me BITTER VICTORY: THE CAMPAIGN IN VENEZIA AND THE SOUTH TYROL AND THE BATTLE OF CUSTOZA JUNE-JULY 1866 by John Pocock and illustrated by Ralph Weaver (published in 2002 by Barbarossa Books [ISBN 0 9538777 3 6]) and ...


... two boxes of unmade HäT Renault FT-17s with 37mm cannons.


I also managed to make some purchases from the stand run by Harefields Figures. They had a number of ROCO and Roskopf vehicles on sale for £2.00 each (or six for £10.00) ... so I bought some!


It is rather a mixed bag of stuff as it contains a mixture of World War II and post-war vehicles, and the Roskopf vehicles are closer to 1:100th-scale than the ROCO 1:87th-scale ones ... but I am sure that I will find a use for them somewhere in my Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War campaign project.

10 comments:

  1. Good swop, the Chaco war book is great.

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  2. Carl,

    I think that we both did well out of the deal.

    The Chaco War book is good ... and I now have the latest edition in my collection.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Great swaps/buys, most envious this is a 'localish' show to me but couldn't afford to go (i would be too tempted by the trade stalls)sounds like its developing into a good show ah well perhaps next year!

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  4. The John Pocock book is a cracker - though I fear it may set thoughts of the 19th century dancing in your head.

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  5. Fraxinus,

    The organisers seem to have got their heads screwed on with regard to both admission charges and stand charges for traders. As a result it is gradually getting a reputation for being good value and is attracting more visitors and traders. I strongly recommend that you go next year ... if you can afford to.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  6. Conrad Kinch,

    I am already about halfway through reading it ... and I must admit that wargaming this conflict does have its attractions! I will resist ... for the time being!

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Looks like a good swop. Sorry I didn't get to chat with you (just a brief hello!). I seemed to spend the whole day chatting to people and still managed to miss some regular faces!

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  8. Lee Hadley,

    It was an excellent swap ... and I am very pleased with both the book and the models.

    I would have loved to have stayed for a chat but your game was very busy (lots of interested watchers and some excellent engagement with the public by the Rejects; it was an example of how it should be done!) and the cost of parking meant that I only had two hours to do everything I wanted to do. As it was I only just made it back to my car before my time ran out.

    Hope to see you all soon at another show.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  9. Glad you got a good trade for my book! Pocock's volume looks interesting.

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  10. Sean McLachlan,

    I think that we both did well out of the deal.

    Pocock's book is excellent, and has given me all sorts of ideas for wargame scenarios.

    All the best,

    Bob

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