On to the shiny stuff
The main purchase was to collect a pre-order from Pendraken. Boat load of 7YW Austrians. I now have enough for the entire Austrian Army at the Battle of Lobositz. Will keep me busy over the winter
Bargain of the century. 2 Forged in Battle 88's with transports - £4 from one of the traders
18th Century carriage - I like carriages. Same trader £4. I also bought a Stug for £2 but it was 20mm. Will use to make a scratch build of something
Finally 2 couple of French packs to add to my new project of Early War French.
Bought a load of bases - boring photo - and that is it. Didn't buy anything from the bring and buy and I don't like how recently they have become the place where small ebay dealers set up stall.
The other event was that I went down to Pete's to play my 1st game of To the Strongest. I had been wary of this game as it seems a little like a cross between chess and snap. I was wrong, it's actually quite good with lots of opportunity for sweeping moves.
The battle was Pete's Persians, beautifully painted, and my Classical Indians, painted. Pete walked me through the rules for the 1st game and I won easily - elephants, heavy chariots and longbowmen are OK.
2nd game Pete slaughtered me - 1 elephant unit routed by some light infantry lead to a bigger rout and then he ran me over.
Really enjoyed both games and the rules are pretty good and the games are quick. Downside is lots of counters for ammo etc