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Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 9:55 a.m. PST

What did you buy/trade/barter/plunder at Cold Wars both at the vendors and at Wally's Basement?
TreeGirl cookies and a tree for me, A couple of Squadron "In Action" books on WW2 Naval Escorts. Plus a pair of dice from Moe the Great's "Maul of America" zombie/black friday mall crawl. (I was Mall Security--my goal was to secure all stores before escaping. I got a few secured, then "secured the only obvious exit, locking everybody inside. Heh, heh, heh.)

Prince Alberts Revenge19 Mar 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Not much loot to speak of (which is a rare occurrence); I picked up a figure carrying case Fromm Dave's Baggage Train and some old Valiant 1/2000 packs (brigs, sloops, cutters, etc) at Wally's. it was my first time selling at Wally's, was able to move $150 USD or so of unwanted items of mine and $330 USD for a buddy.

Played in some great games, WW1 Italian Front in 10mm and 1/3000 Battle of Saint Martinique were the hilights. Saw some awesome tables, always a shoutout to Xintao and his games, they are impressive displays.

Ember52 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 11:21 a.m. PST

Sold about 2/3 of the painted 40k odds'n'ends that I brought to Wally's, plus a couple rule sets. Bought trees and cookies from Team Tree Girl, some Ospreys and historical novels elsewhere in Wally's, plus some WI mags and several terrain pieces (from BTC) in the Vendor Hall.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

Ran 3 great games---2 zombie ones and a BG WW2. Super players who looked like they had fun.

As for loot, picked up a 28mm modern apartment building and a couple of extra floors on sale, a WW2 Pegasus Russian building, some 28mm zombie response squad figs from Age of GLory, some paints, and an mdf modern building. At Wally's, some WW2 Germans, and a scad of odds and ends buts, etc.

Good show. Seemed the constantly changing weather predictions might have kept some folks away, or they left on Saturday night.

Moe the Great19 Mar 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

I didnt pick up any goodies, but I did make $2,400 USD at Wallys flea market. Of which $1,300 USD is going towards Toys for Tots!
Thanks to everyone who bought stuff at our table… and the dealers who Placed orders before the con for Saturday drop off. (Since they couldn't get to the flea market.)

I hope everyone felt like they got a good deal.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

Moe, as far as I'm concerned, it was a terrific deal.

I think maybe my best convention EVER. Let's see.

--No car or weather trouble coming or going, and the new GPS worked like a champ.

--Pretty much the whole gang was there,including some interesting people I hadn't meant before--a naval engineer, for instance--and people where our primary shared interest is non-wargaming.

--I did really well selling things in the flea market. Basically I came back with one milk crate of miscellaneous (mostly reading material) and two very nice carrying cases I feel confident of selling at the SYWA Convention. So there was money, and lots of stuff disappeared from the garage. Thank you buyers.

--I did pretty well buying stuff from the dealers--bases, a few teddy bear dice for the teddy bear armies.bits and pieces of terrain--15mm adobe buildings for my Middle-east and North African WWII stuff, and a couple of 15mm mud or stucco walls with thatched roofs. That's a common poor person's shelter. I wanted some for 1798 Ireland and Indian during the Mutiny. But they were oddly hard to find from the usual sources. Finally one of the professional terrain dealers found me two--in his Vietnam range. And I got a look at TMWWBK, which I decided to buy. Sadly, it's very easy to find a review which tells me "this is a great set of rules! fast-laying, realistic--they all say that--and suitable for period X." Reviews which tell me about mechanisms and whether I can use the rules with my existing figures and table are not so common. Thank you dealers.

--I played in a very good "Barsoom" game--Thank you, HAWKS!--similar t the one I couldn't pull off at The Weekend Maybe I'll try again.

--I attended a tutorial on painting WWII figures, and think I picked up a few things. Ifnot, it's my fault. Thank you, Hobby University!

--I found wonderful things in the flea market. There are a few units to be added to my 15mm Napoleonic and Civil War armies, some French equipment for the WWII army, some much-desired Squats for my 28mm SF, enough 5mm SYW to finish the project. And just as I was leaving Sunday, the flea market bestowed on me two of those " Cadillac" carrying cases for nominal money. In themselves, those two cases would have been a successful flea market. Thank you, fellow flea marketeers.

--New projects. Against my better judgement, I bought an entire unpainted Confederate Army in 10mm really cheap. Truthfully, they're an experiment. I want to see how small a base I can see and handle. If I can get down to 1/2" square, I'll buy a Union Army, and have them both against the day I'm reduced to a 3x3 board. If it turns out 1" square is my limit, they'll be for sale on my flea market table next year. And I picked up a bag of 25mm Western gunfighters with an eye toward the grandchild. Probably wasting my time--unless Westerns make a comeback again--but it's something neither his father nor I game, and that can be a factor. Anyway, I now have all the generic gunfighters I'll ever need. Rules? Cardstock buildings? And the range of possible other combatants is broad: Banditos? Apache? 10th Cavalry? 4th Cavalry? Commanches?

We'll see what's available at Fall In. And I'm already booked for next March.

Oh, and a special thanks to the BOD and the Cold Wars Convention Team. These conventions don't just happen. I grumble a lot. I don't thank nearly enough.

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2017 7:46 p.m. PST

Moe got some of my monies.:-)


Personal logo rampantlion Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

I might have gotten a little carried away this year!


photo doesn't include some painted stuff that I bought as well.

Great show overall, though I thought that the main gaming area (Distlefink) was lightly populated for most of the weekend.

BCantwell20 Mar 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

I was remarkably restrained and mostly stuck to things on my list (scatter terrain, Pinkertons or Banditos, the nee Saga rules. Temptation was strong though…


Played in the Saga tournament on Friday and had a great time, followed by Brian deWitt's excellent St Martinique game (where I managed to jump first and snag his only CD copy of the rules he had brought). Saturday was WWII day for me with actions on the Tunisia/Lybian border in 1940 (Brazen Chariots – Italian L3s versus French P-16 halftrack armored cars), the Kursk salient (Battlegroup: Kursk), and the Winter War (a double blind game using Combat Patrol).

This was my first trip to Cold Wars, but given the weather, I was happy to see that seemingly all of the dealers were able to make the trip (and hopefully did well). There may have been a few cancellations and players unable to attend, but every game I played in had pretty much a full complement of players.

M1Fanboy20 Mar 2017 12:54 p.m. PST

Only spent $160 USD and managed to get:

Several packs of the new AB 20mm Soviets

30 feet of the Hot Wheels Road tape everyone's been raving about (just need to find a ton of curved sections now)

A small Terran strike fleet from the Cold Navy line that was on sale at the Iron Wind Metals booth for 50% off

2 rubbled buildings in the Flea market for $5 USD each

MiG paints 1943-45 German Paint Set

4 trees from that young lady who sells them each year with the cookies..and yes, the cookies are still good.

3 Sets of anti-tank obstacles made of dental plaster (the manufacturer evades me right now)

A bag of colored smoke for signal grenades from Covert Intervention Games.

Stepman320 Mar 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

-Frostgrave Barbarians
-Frostgrave Folio
-Warlord Anglo-Zulu War British Army Starter Box
-Empress Miniatures Anglo-Zulu War British Mounted/Dismounted Infantry
-Eureka SEAL Team 6
-Grass Tufts

Larry R Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

5 28mm WWII German's at flea market
Old Glory Army Card with 18mm Blue Moon FIW packs, added two ships and Blue Moon Pirates for him. Two packs of WWII US from Artizen. Some terrain pieces to CoC jump off points, SP2 rules, glad I brought my own beer!!

stalinsorgan Inactive Member21 Mar 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

I started with $200 USD (minus hotel on a card) and came home with $275 USD so a big thank you to everyone who bought my stuff in the flea market, may it see more action than it did on my shelf.
I also spent a good chunk in the flea market and picked up some ruins and paint rack from Impudent, as well as The Pikeman's Lament and Chosen Men. I figure with twenty years in the wargaming hobby I can start looking beyond WWII and ACW where historical games are concerned :-D

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