Elvington Air Museum has proven a popular destination with the kids previously and this weekend it was the venue for Battle Group North.
Despite the weather we had a great time admiring all the hardware, along with flying displays, the Dakota powering up its engines and most spectacularly fast taxi runs by the Buccaneer and Handley Page Victor K2, pictured below.
Anyway, imagine my surprise (and the wife's suspicion!) when, on entering one of the main hangers to take refuge from the rain, we found a goodly number of gaming tables running demo games of Bolt Action, Flames of War and various other WW2 games! What's more there were stands from various historical miniature and scenery companies and a good sized one from Foundry.
After a good mooch around admiring the games in progress (I could definitely be persuaded into a bit of WW2 gaming!), a decent chat with the Foundry staff and a good look at their ranges in the flesh (those Kodiak bears are huge!) I happened across another stall that harboured a veritable treasure trove.
Among many many blister packs of old Citadel miniatures including Space Fleet ships, Nurglings, and other delights - beyond the 4 blister packs for the price of 3 offer for Harlequin miniatures including many lovely Kev Adams Orcs, there were several of the old hard clear plastic Regiment of Renown box sets. Sadly finances are a little tight at the moment so I knew most of this loot was out of my reach, but I resolved to get me some RoR!
But what to choose - Maruader Orc regiment, Mengil's Manflayers or...
... the Avenging Knights of the Cleansing Flame!
A good day definitely had by me!