But today, other than sleep deprivation from a nearly all night meeting, I managed to get some fun in. I visited Minneapolis' own The Source Comics and Games. Sorry that there is no pictures. I got slack. The Source is my idea of an ideal gaming shop. First, the place is huge. It has tons of Historicals from rules to miniatures. They cover many periods in several scales. Most important for me, they have LOADS of 15mm stuff.
They carry much of the Peter Pig lines. Unfortunately, the specific packs I was looking for, they did not have. They also do not carry the Viking range yet, so my Saxon fleet is still just one craft. :(
What they did have was a surprising find. Having limited funds on this shopping excursion, I was going to stick to my list. No matter what. Unless I can't find what I want. Then, trouble ensues. After combing the PBI and AK47 ranges for the desired packs and coming up empty handed, I let my eyes wander across the Old Glory ancients lines. Maybe they would have some Roman Auxiliaries. Instead, I nearly ended up buying a pack of Canaanites. Using every last bit of self control that I could muster, I put the biblicals back. Then I spotted something that ended up following me home. Dux Brit will have the Raiders supplement in just a few short days. What does every skirmish game need? Casualties and civilians. Well Old Glory does not do casualties but they do have civilians. This was actually news to me. I grabbed DC2 Dark Ages Camp Set. This set comes with a rather nice ox cart, 2 drivers and several man and women civilians. The pack I got had several bubbles in the lead on closer inspection but nothing too bad. There is also baggage and two tents. I am not wild about the tents but the miniatures will go very nicely with my Dux project.
I also picked up some paints that I needed to get a few DAK painted up for Chain of Command. All in all, it was a good day.