All Expo’d out

What a weekend! Many thanks to all that enjoyed a demo of GtB, and of course to those that purchased a copy – hope you enjoy your games. Despite arriving later than planned I just about managed to get everything set up before the crowds arrived. And as soon as  I find the correct lead to connect my phone to my computer i’ll load up some photos of the demo table. The greatest crowd puller was the G1 Transformer Grimlock, sitting in the display case ready for plenty of demo games of GtB. The most epic battle of the weekend was Grimlock Versus Lego Clone Trooper, or possibly the Bolt Gundam Versus the chicken…

Although I knew I had a video interview with UK Gaming Media Network www.ukgmn.co.uk – had no idea it was going to be live (and if you look at the first video you can see the moment when he told me that it was live – shock horror!).  http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22861322 and the second part is here http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/22861421

Not particularly great quality but they were streaming it through a tiny laptop. There’s a complete edited version with proper sound being sorted right now -they had more cameras than the streaming one – so i’ll let you know when that’s available.

Had the Guys from Purple Pawn www.purplepawn.com have a go of the game and interview me about it all – which was top notch.

Didn’t really get to play many other games, but certainly saw an awful lot of fantastic demos – even after the show people were stillplaying in the hotel across the street well into the night.

Also met the guys who painted the Relics minis for Tor Gaming http://www.torgaming.co.uk/rd/, and were pleased to see relics available to purchase through my store http://www.wargame-miniatures.co.uk  and at the show.

Well done to Mongoose Publishing http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/miniatures/ctastarfleet.html for pipping us to the post in the awards with their game Call to Arms: Starfleet.

A Special mention to the guys at Tied to a Kite http://tiedtoakite.com/ who were stationed next to us and made me feel most welcome during my first expo. And of course to Tony and Mary at Myndgames http://www.myndgames.co.uk/ without whom I wouldn’t have even been to the expo in the first place.

Until Next Year…

GtB: Daily Miniature Manual #48 – Grimlock (Hasbro)

Daily Miniature Manual

After having a bit of a shift round in my loft I came across this guy – ahh blessed youth! He’s even still got the heat sensitive sticker on him (this obviously isn’t a picture of my one – mine’s far more played with). It’d just be rude not to try him out in a game of GtB wouldn’t it? I had a bit of trouble deciding which form to have him in; Robot or Dinosaur? Then I remembered that they were invulnerable in dinosaur mode – so that’s got to be a winner 🙂

 Close Combat Bonus: +2 (teeth)

Ranged Bonus: +1 (Lava breath on the cartoon if I remember rightly)

Other Miniature Bonuses:  +25 Starting Good due to size, Flight (in Robot Mode only)

Suggested Powers: Monster, Nigh-Invulnerable, AAARGH, Fireball, Desolation, Good for the Skies, Good Quake

Manufacturer Link: http://www.hasbro.com