Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brookhurst Shopping Trip

My wife and I celebrated our 26th Wedding Anniversary last weekend with a short trip to California.  We usually only make it over once a year for the 4th of July but decided a bonus was in order.  Part of any trip to the LA area is obligatory stop at Brookhurst Hobbies in Garden Grove.

While the budget for this trip was not as large as times past there was still good stuff to be found.  I was happy an sad at the same time as Brookhurst is selling off their store stock of Flames of War for 25% off.  This meant great deals on this trip but since Flames is one of the main things I shop for future trips will not be as sweet.  Such is life.

I was able to get the first of my Israeli tanks for my Tank Company I have had planned for a while.  I also found a German 105mm Artillery battery for my late war German infantry army.  And finally I found a couple of packs of US Air Landing 105mm artillery for my recently acquired 82nd Airborne army.

All and all a good shopping trip but a little bittersweet.  I am sure I will find some reason to spend money on future visits.

Monday, May 4, 2015

German Objective Markers for Flames of War

Just a quick update.  For a while I have been working on late war German projects for flames of war and I decided I needed to get some objective markers done to these armies.  These two are the Barkmann mechanic marker and the Michael Wittmann marker.  These will see lots of table time with various late and mid war German armies.