I had planned to have a game this weekend - honest. Events have conspired against this happening but it has been a pretty good weekend all said and done. Aside from the goodies of yesterday I managed to get to the cinema to catch the film Elysium. It was not bad and had some nice ideas but it felt a little 'light' in terms of the characters for me. Worth seeing if you get the chance though as visually it was very impressive.
This morning SWMBO and I managed to get to our local (and very small) boot sale - the fruits of which are shown in the pictures. I am a great fan of Cornelius Ryan and his book on Operation Market Garden - A Bridge Too Far - is one of my favourite books on the campaign. I have not read the Last Battle yet - the fall of Germany) but I do own a paperback copy of The Longest Day - the D Day story. Seeing a hardback edition of this title available for 20p needed no hesitation on my part to fish out the coins and acquire the book in very short order. Following on from Anthony Beevor's title on the same subject you could be easily forgiven for assuming that a Normandy-based idea was in the mix but I can happily refute this! No plans, no time and certainly no inclination for the foreseeable future!
The tank was picked up more by way of an experiment than anything else but I am glad I did. It fits in with the figures I have very nicely indeed (although slightly under scale by comparison) and so the plan is to acquire more of the same and substitute the appropriate paint job where needed for the nationalities in question. The Skirmish show at Sidcup in two weeks can't come soon enough! For the record, the tank was a mere 30p.