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capncarp06 Feb 2016 10:50 a.m. PST

Okay, all you long-suffering veterans of innumerable vendors' halls, fleaarkets, basement sales, and gaming jumble sales--what deep-seated primordial urges to purchase are driving you?
Any specific goals? Trying to start or fill out a current figure range? Aching to get your hands on a new set of rules? Dice? Terrain?
Also, what might you bring if someone evinced a desire to puchase it from you?
Inquiring minds want to know!!

TheKing3006 Feb 2016 11:10 a.m. PST

Warlord plastic Fallschimjager
Rubicon models
Foundry paints (Fat chance)

Diocletian28406 Feb 2016 12:55 p.m. PST

I need more 28mm Late Imperial Roman Cavalry. I am hoping Footsore miniatures is at Cold Wars so I can get from them. I like the images I see on their website. I have plenty of infantry from Black Tree and Foundry, I am now working on cavalry to balance my army out.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Feb 2016 2:30 p.m. PST

Not going this year…

Ottoathome06 Feb 2016 3:30 p.m. PST

Hope to have time in the dealer area to look for figures that can be adapted to depict nursery rhymes and fairy tales. A wargame buddy is coming with me this year after having skipped it for several years. Says he wants to be at the last one.

TheKing3006 Feb 2016 3:46 p.m. PST

I am hoping Footsore miniatures is at Cold Wars so I can get from them

Don't know of you've ever painted up any Footsore – but if you haven't then you're in for a treat. They some of the nicest minis out there and a real pleasure to paint up.

They are normally at the HMGS conventions.

Winston Smith06 Feb 2016 8:05 p.m. PST

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.
But mainly odds and ends for my AWI TSATF project.
I'm working on militia cavalry next.

Bowman07 Feb 2016 5:31 a.m. PST

They are normally at the HMGS conventions

Are they? I think they come with Warlord, which usually just means Historicon. Maybe someone can confirm that.

TheKing3007 Feb 2016 8:45 a.m. PST

They were just at Fall In and I do remember them being at Cold Wars. I wasn't at Historicon so I know I didn't see them there :-)

TSD10107 Feb 2016 11:26 a.m. PST

I have no current needs so whatever is cheap and catches my eye in the flea market for impulse buys.

capncarp07 Feb 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

Anybody got stuff they'd bring to barter/sell if interest was present?
F'rinstance, any bites on a copy of AH Richthofen's War, or a copy of Diplomacy, Colonial edition?

Stepman307 Feb 2016 1:19 p.m. PST

Perry 100 Years War plastics…

TodCreasey Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2016 5:39 a.m. PST

I'll be looking for some Cigar Box battle mats but otherwise I am good as most of what I want is plastic and with Architects of War gone I expect very little choice now.

The shopping trip is used to be has died down over the years with the demise of Wargames and AoW. With 15mm ancients and medievals picking up again I would love some more options.

Hopefully J&M will come to Cangames and I can stock up there.

jefritrout08 Feb 2016 1:10 p.m. PST

I have already spoken to Footsore and they will be there.

Also in the Flea Market, Tree Girl will be back selling another batch of trees and maybe 4 batches of cookies.

Stepman308 Feb 2016 2:33 p.m. PST

I wanna add Eureka ACW…

Moe the Great08 Feb 2016 2:57 p.m. PST

Will anyone have clear 20-25mm Round bases?

TheKing3008 Feb 2016 3:31 p.m. PST

Tree Girl will be back selling another batch of trees and maybe 4 batches of cookies.

Cookies???? Darn you!! ;-)

capncarp08 Feb 2016 4:59 p.m. PST

Trees, I can buy; cookies are a dietary no-no. Sigh.
Oh, well, trees it shall be.

B6GOBOS09 Feb 2016 5:08 a.m. PST

Has the list of vendors come out yet? I have a lot of "wants" but need to know who is there to budget money. Example: if flag dude is there need AWI and war of 1813 flags. If knuckleduster is there (which I do not think so) there goes all my money and then some.

Bowman09 Feb 2016 9:06 a.m. PST

They were just at Fall In and I do remember them being at Cold Wars.

This getting old and partially senile sucks! Ya, they were at Fall-In and I even bought some Irish levy warriors. I even think you were with me at the time, King30.

capncarp09 Feb 2016 4:05 p.m. PST

Anyone recommend the makers of some relatively generic footsoldier figs for use with Frostgrave (leather or cloth armor, preferably).

Disco Joe12 Feb 2016 9:51 a.m. PST

Since we don't know what dealers will be there or what new items they will have it really is hard to say at this point in time.

TheKing3012 Feb 2016 1:52 p.m. PST

I even think you were with me at the time, King30.

Sure was. I wasn't sure if that was Cold Wars or Fall In….. Wait – if you're getting old what does that make me????

TheKing3012 Feb 2016 1:53 p.m. PST

I'll be looking for some Cigar Box battle mats

Forgot about them!!! Looks like I'll need to budget more money…

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2016 8:19 p.m. PST

What Cigar Box mats are you looking for?

TheKing3014 Feb 2016 5:20 a.m. PST

I'd like to grab Scrubland or Winter Scrubland 4x6

Bowman16 Feb 2016 6:46 a.m. PST

Well now that I've decided that I'm going, I can weigh in. Unfortunately for the vendors, I'm in massive painting mode this year and have no plans for any purchases.

Luckily for the vendors, I have the same wargamer ADD that the rest of us have and may make some surprise purchases at Cold Wars.

So who knows.

foot soldier Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2016 5:42 p.m. PST

Better preorder if you want the ACW. We don't bring them to the show as we sell them as single figures.

eureka miniatures usa

epturner Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2016 6:37 p.m. PST

Hey Ralph!
How about some Tim's for us living on the edge of the world here in the wilds of Pennsylvania?

I won't be getting North until April and then for the Tulip Festival in Ottawa…

I can't wait that long.


TheKing3017 Feb 2016 7:12 p.m. PST

If you can get some Tim Horton for the Keurig id be willing to trade….

TheKing3017 Feb 2016 7:13 p.m. PST

Also looking for some MIG paint sets.

Bowman18 Feb 2016 11:24 a.m. PST

Hey Ralph!
How about some Tim's for us living on the edge of the world…..

Sure thing Eric, I'll bring you some tubs.

If you can get some Tim Horton for the Keurig id be willing to trade…

Trade what? Figure painting? Girlfriends? Wine?

TheKing3018 Feb 2016 12:00 p.m. PST

Message sent

Bowman18 Feb 2016 2:14 p.m. PST

Also does anyone know who might have 28mm WW2 US Marines with 50cal HMG teams? I know Warlord and TAG build one.

TheKing3018 Feb 2016 6:58 p.m. PST

Take a look a West Wind (they have it listed as a Browning heavy machine gun). Brigade Games has really nice looking Marines with a 30 cal HMG

Bowman19 Feb 2016 9:00 p.m. PST

Thanks for that, buddy.

epturner Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2016 11:06 a.m. PST

Two tubs would be perfect.

And I'm not going to Ottawa now… Something about Modern Army gaming in 1800mm at 1:1 scale…


Ottoathome22 Feb 2016 12:17 p.m. PST

Hey Bowman!

Want to get in on my Renaissance Game with Bob and Cleo?


Larry R23 Feb 2016 9:08 a.m. PST

28mm WW II odds and ends to complete project
28mm Celts, not sure what maker yet, either WL or OG
ACW, not sure if I'm going 15mm or 28mm

Bowman23 Feb 2016 6:03 p.m. PST

Otto, thanks for the invite. I have no idea of my schedule so far. I know my friends have a few things planned so I can't make any promises. We usually run into each other at some point.

Rogues123 Feb 2016 10:20 p.m. PST

To All,

On travel right now for work. I will post something on Friday evening if you can wait that long. Vendor hall filling up fairly well despite the loss of a few vendors and few others that can't make it. I will also get something to Walt for the guidebook.

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2016 10:02 a.m. PST

You can order Cigar Box Battle Mats at anytime at:


HOWEVER, if you are waiting to Cold Wars to get your mat, PM and let me know what you are looking for so I can bring it to the show!

Thanks, ACW Gamer

TheKing3027 Feb 2016 12:37 p.m. PST

PM sent :-). Also, are you running any show specials?

ACW Gamer Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

Why, yes I am! In addition to not having to pay shipping, there will be discount on the products. More information to come closer to the show.

TheKing3027 Feb 2016 1:06 p.m. PST

In addition to not having to pay shipping

I hate to be cheap but no shipping is great! I think I bought a mat from you at Fall In Town Square. I use it allot for Infinity and the guys really like it. Now that I'm branching out to Bolt Action, time for another mat or two.

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