Saturday, 8 November 2014

Purchases at Targe

I paid a visit today at the Targe wargames show in Kirriemuir.

Targe is a lovely small show, a 90 minute drive north of Edinburgh. I was there mainly to sell more of my recently deceased (actually a year now) friends wargaming collection to further raise a charitable donation to Combat Stress in his name.

I also made a substantial early payment to Combat Stress to the tune of £4000 which was gratefully received on their behalf by Charles Stewart Grant. Charles is another wargamer, you may have heard of him. I have some way to go with the remainder of the collection.

My bonus points consisted of a few purchases.

Another single arch bridge by Warbases.

So nice I got a two arch bridge.

And went the whole hog and got a three arch bridge as well.

While I was at it I got a Hay Cart complete with hay load and carthorse.

Keep following this blog for their construction.

I also got a spray can of matt varnish from Erik at Figures in Comfort. He tells me it is good. I don't believe him so I'll just have to test it out.

I also snapped up a mint copy of this book for a fiver from Graham Robertson Books.

And finally could the chap who left these figures contact me and I'll make arrangements to return them.

Progress is being made with the Ruined Ruined Church and a freebie sprue of 28mm Napoleonics.

Watch this space.


  1. £4000 that is fantastic, well done indeed!.

    1. The £4000 is all due to some fantastic support from my friends, a few clubs which allowed me to host a sales table, some individuals who gave money without buying anything and some others who offered goods for sale. Most of all the buying public.

  2. Jim,

    Well done! I know that it has taken you a lot of time and effort to reach that target.

    All the best,


    1. Thanks Bob

      You will understand the impact of such a tragic event. It certainly prompted me into action to find something good to follow it. The timing of yesterdays handover was not part of any great plan, it was my last show of the year and it was also convenient in that it was the home show of Charles Grant who is on the board of Combat Stress. It only really dawned on me this morning while watching the Remembrance Ceremony that the timing was spot on.

      I would hope to repeat the event and produce a follow-up donation next year.