Tuesday, 25 December 2012

How's it going MrF? Xrimbo 2012

Well MrF, it hasn't really.  I can't believe it's August since our last post, so what's changed?  Well Amy has started Senior School, age 11-16, a new school, new friends, new hobbies so sadly Dad & gaming has been left behind.  First Jack 'The Petulant One' now Amy 'Talk Back Queen'.  What is it about kids hitting 11 & going to Senior School, aarrgh queue the attitudes! To be fair work has took it's toll & the motivation for the hobby has rapidly disappeared.

Normally I look forward to game shows but this year they have been a total washout.  We usual get to at least four, but sadly this time round it has been only 3, York - Vapartnak, Leeds - Fiasco & Middlesbrough - Smoggycon. I love spending my cash, but it was very hard to part with it at all the shows.  Plus is it me OR are the wares on offer a lot more expensive?  It seemed so to me, even the explosion of 2nd hand figure sellers seemed to charge a fortune.

Anyway, in general, for a number of reasons, the hobby has took a big step backwards in the humble Fazzy Abode. Who knows if it will improve, I hope so next year.  Here's some piccies of our visit to Leeds, Fiasco Show held at the Royal Armouries (Free entry to the Armouries).  The Fiasco Show was held across the square in the ahem 'renamed' Conference Hall.....

The Royal Armouries - A MUST VISIT

The Horrors 

Guns, Pikes, Sword, Armour - lots of them....

Armoured Jumbo


Amy & a lovely Broadsword

Samurai Armour

This stuff looks familiar

Amy would like to be a Riot Police Officer one day....

The girls


The catapults only £3 a go


Lots of displays covering many conflicts, this one Indian Sepoy Uniforms
Sudan Conflict

Smashing, The Battle of Pavia display
Modern Conflict

Gatling Guns....


Horsemen through the Ages

Amy the Bren Gunner

Merry Xmas & a Happy New Year....