Sunday, 8 May 2016

My Day at Carronade 2016

Yesterday I visited one of the best of the Scottish shows, Carronade in Falkirk.

I ran, with the help of a couple of friends, a trade stand some of which was in support of charity.

After a slow start we did manage to clear away a fair bit of the goodies that we had on view raising about £140 for charity, £20 of which went to a neighbouring charity stand in support of Motor Neuron Disease and another £20 to the Falkirk Club for their own charity so about £100 was added to the Combat Stress fund.

I also sold a few of my own un-needed items which went towards my AWI project, my 10mm WW2 project and my new Sharp Practice project.

The AWI project saw the addition of 6 packs of Kallistra British regulars at £30.

My 10mm WW2 project gained some MDF buildings from the Pendraken (or was it Minibits) Bargain Box, £42 worth discounted down to a tenner.

My new Sharp Practice project saw the purchase of the new edition of the rules at £25 (holiday reading).

I also snapped up a unit of French infantry for the French and Indian Wars which I could sneak into my AWI project as well. The figures are by Crann Tara and cost me £30 on the day.

Finally my supplies section received support from Magnetic Displays at £8.

A nice but exhausting day out so I'm sure all of you will not mind that I'm off to the Sunshine State next weekend. A month in the sun, no kids, no family, no wargames, no problem.


  1. Jim Duncan,

    Sounds like you had an excellent day!

    I hope that you enjoy your forthcoming holiday.

    All the best,


    1. Thanks Bob

      I think I am the 90% mark. 90% of the charity profit has taken 10% of the effort. Getting the last 10% of the profit is taking 90% of the effort.

      I think I am just about done on that front.

  2. Replies
    1. It will keep me going till Claymore in August.

  3. Jim, if you know Ian Duncan, the author of Daimyo (rules for samurai warfare) could you please contact me at Burker1 (at) aol (dot) com. Thank you.