09 August 2011

Day Out at NWA

The boys had a day out on Saturday to attend the Nunawading Wargames Association Open Day in Croydon.  We attended last year too (http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2010/08/what-weekend.html) and again had some fun and enjoyed the trade stands.
It was as good as always to catch up with the effervescent Nic Robson from Eureka Miniatures, and I enjoyed an up close view of his mighty Flakosaurus (http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-dinotruppen.html).  We also caught up with Mike from Battlefield Accessories (who made the trees I did earlier this year:  http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2011/06/man-cave-revegetation-project.html) and Martin from Little Soldiers in Adelaide who again sold me more WWW2 stuff.  The Lad was sheepishly chuffed when Martin recognised him from the blog and greeted him with "this must be the famous Lad!".  Martin had lots of goodies as always and I particularly liked his unusually coloured Pazergaffe, shown above.
Also very eye catching was the SOTR demo table by Benny and TheHatGuy.  Their table and its wonderful detail was a source of wonder for many trying to find the various details (including Green Lantern Dr Who, Zombie Where's Wally, Predator, just to name a few).  Here are just a few glimpses of the awesomeness:

The Lad and I had a chance to play a Quick game of DBA, him with Egyptians and me with Hittites.  Here is the game...
Until those Egyptian chariots slammed into my flank, killed my General and the Lad was Victorious!
Other nice tables abounded, here are some I got pics of before my camera decided it had had enough for the day...

Shopping acquisitions included:
- Incursion SNAFU expansion book
- a boxed set of US A.P.E. figs for Incursion
- 7 Blood Bowl Dwarf figs
- A set of resin palisades for  my Dark Age village, from Battlefield Miniatures
- a set a Rendra plastic gravestones
- some trees and flock bits
- bits and bobs of spare bits for modelling projects, including the makings of the new "Man Cave Bowl" trophy!
- the Lad was thrilled to grab a GW Minotaur for his planned Chaos BB team
- went home with a lonely 50 cent piece in my wallet, so it must have been a good day!
I have updated by 2011 Purchases summary here:  http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/p/2010-purchases.html

Thanks to all at NWA for a fun day out!  You can see more pics of the day here:


  1. Looks like some nice games there Paul. If you only had 50c left then you did do well.

  2. Thanks for posting the pictures, it looks like a great time

  3. The mechs firing the rockets etc...I like that for an effect..

  4. Not a huge fan of the cotton flamer effect, but the rockets modelled mid-flight are great.

  5. Excellent photos, looks like a great day out, It isn't really my thing, but that Nazis monkey thing-a-mebob looks rather cool!!