Now that I'm back from 4 exhausting days at Gencon, I thought I'd start off by sharing some of the minis that each vendor was showing off.
Malifaux was everywhere, and really had an impressive presence at the show. Besides showing off their new edition, they had a display case full of their plastics. I don't know what's new here, but I did like the quality of what I saw.
Battlefront had a huge booth, but it was almost all given over to Dust, Sparticus, and especially their new Firefly game (above). Yes, there's a dinosaur as a playing piece (only a foam cutout in the box though). They sold out of Firefly (1000 boxes) within 1 hr of the vendor hall opening on Thursday morning.
Here's some of the new Dust models they were showing off.
They were still putting stuff out when I came by. Late night guys?
Flames of War got short shrift this year. With only one small shelf of stuff, mostly starter sets. But at least they were offering 20% off and free shipping for all orders at the show. So I was able to get some Marders and 8-Rads on the cheap.
Wargames Factory had an impressive booth not far from GW's. They had all of their WWII Flames/Bolt Action compatible stuff on display. Plus the new Dreamforge 28mm plastics.
Their IG squad boxes were being sold for just $18, which seriously undercut The War Store, which was charging almost twice as much.
Games Workshop, despite its unprofessional looking booth last year, must have made a ton of money. Because they really stepped it up this year. Full, professional looking booth, dioramas, and lots more staff. My only real complaint was the lack of a banner overhead. Which made it REALLY hard to find them.
Battlefront had this problem too. Come on guys, that's trade show 101! Fantasy Flight, Privateer, and Wyrd were impossible NOT to find.
This was a very nice touch.
And here's the minis...
The Tonka-Truck of doom still looks silly, even in person. But at least it's detailed.
Some new Marines here. Plus that giant Squig.
I don't remember seeing the Eldar stuff before.