Monday, July 7, 2014

Vacation Shopping



Another year and another July 4th trip to Southern California.  As part of this annual vacation ritual I visit a couple of great games stores and spend too much money.  The first stop is always The War House in Long Beach.  This a cool little hole in the wall place that is a neat mix of old stuff and the latest releases.  I found the new Battlefront Bastogne Church.  I have been waiting a long time for one of these and was very happy to finally add it to the collection.  I will do a separate review of this.  I also found a few items for my US armies - some jeeps, TD security section for late war and an armored rifle company HQ section.  I probably could of spent lots more there but I needed to pace myself.

After an inexcusably crappy lunch, Tim and I headed over to Brookhurst Hobbies in Garden Grove.  I have been shopping at Brookhurst for years and it is one of my favorite shops.  I always find lots of good stuff and this year was no exception.  I got a few packs of Peter Pig figures for various German projects for Flames of War.  I found a cool FJ Light Artillery battery for my never ending Fallschirmjager army.  I picked up a Barkmann set for my Normandy Panther Company project.  This is the new one with the plastic parts.  Now I will need to order the plastic parts for the rest of the army - doh!  I added some 4Ground 15mm walls to my European terrain collection.  These look really cool and more than 3 feet of walls for $13 is pretty good.  Finally, I added some Perry and Warlord French to the pile for my Napoleonic project.

All in all vacation was sand, sun, good food and great hobby shopping!

2 comments:

styx said...

Nice Haul!

Scott Bowman said...

Good haul, always nice to flex the plastic on a hobby shopping spree!