Friday, September 1, 2017

Hey, Big Spender!

Today was this year's Bring and Buy sale down at the club.  I am usually circumspect and frugal on such occasions, but today, for the first time ever, I spent more than $100.  For me, that is splashing it about.  Here's the score:
This morning's purchases.  The big item. of course, was the
Memoir 44 board game.


The big item was the boxed set Memoir 44, which I have, with considerable interest, read about on several blogs.  That was nearly half my expenses, but I was extremely pleased with my other purchases:


  • Quick Build Box: T26 Tanks
  • Quick Build Box: A13 Tanks - with a surprise!


One of those delightful occasions when 1+1=3.  I found this
only after I had brought the swag home.


  • 'Blast' markers (12);
  • Plastic trees (12) - one can never have too many trees;
  • 27 small dark blue dice (which will very likely serve as Strength Point markers);
  • Small packet of foliage/ground cover material
  • Copy of Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces. I have read much of the book before, but never owned a copy...

Altogether, a very satisfactory morning for $110, including entree through the door. In the manner of the Five who went mad in Dorset: "Hoo-Rah!"

22 comments:

  1. Great haul! I use Campbell a lot in my teaching - he is great for linking the Odyssey to Star Wars!

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    1. ...And the rest! Heracles and Harry Potter and Gesar and Hrolf Kraki; Lyra Belacqua and Prometheus and Maui and Coyote, not to mention Anansi. Fascinating topic, the achetype featurimng in many a children's or young adult story.

      For the rest: plenty to play with here!

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  2. Some very astute investments there sir!

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  3. Well done Ion! I did see you there but you were deep in conversation.

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    1. I'm sorry to have missed you, Rodger. Didn't see you at all. Thought I saw Adrian at one point, but not sure... Anyway, did you find much of interest there?

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    2. Not a lot to be fair. Did come away with a unit of French Chasseurs a cheval from Chris, but that is going to cost me later, by having to build something for him! The only other was a German gotha Go244 for my WW2 German Para's.

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    3. One usually finds something of interest!

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  4. A nice surprise with the A13's !

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    1. Indeed! There was no indication from the vendor, neither.

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  5. Memoir '44 eh, now there's a game I love. I look forward to seeing what you make of it.

    Regards,
    Paul.

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    1. Paul, so am I! I've read from you and others quite a bit about it, so when I saw it jumping up and down on table yelling 'Buy me! Buy me!' well... what does a man do?

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  6. Now that seems to have been an excellent set of purchases!

    I think that you will find MEMOIR '44 can give you lots of great wargames ... and a few game design ideas.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. You're not wrong about the game design ideas! And I daresay I'll have quite a bit of fun with it...

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  7. Fast build A10's...where were they 40 years ago eh?

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    1. Those and portee mounted 2pr guns; oh, and PzIIIHs. I reckon the Western desert would have been a far more popular wargames campaign had they been around then! I tried my hand at scratch building a 2pr portee and gun, and never was satisfied with the result.

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  8. I went today and picked up mostly sci-fi figures for 35. Managed to fight the urge for other things but while in aussie this week finally made those p38t's.

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  9. Looks like you picked up some great deals!

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    1. You're not wrong Brian! Tried out the Pegasus bridge scenario solo this evening. Allied victory, though a costly one: captured both bridges (Caen Canal and Orne River- 2VP) and knocked over 10 German figures (another 2 VP for 2 units eliminated) for the loss of 18 Allied figures (3 VP to the Germans). Handled the Paras a bit gung-ho I suspect...

      Yep: very pleased with my purshases...

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  10. Nice job, I was very restrained this year, only $8 on an MDF forest template :)

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    1. I seem to recall seeing some interesting items in that line. Fortunately I am tough, disciplined... and already had about as much as I could carry...

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