The name of the show run by the erstwhile Tin Soldiers of Antwerp is perfect for all sorts of punning headlines; however, this year it’s a little nearer to the mark.
Crisis 2018 is on Saturday, November 3rd, and I will be there as usual in the second hall, in my regular spot by the west wall. As always for any show, we welcome advance orders – in fact they’ve already been coming in. You can either place an order and pay in advance using the collect in person option on the website, or just drop us an email with a list and pay on the day. And if you read on, you’ll see that it’s especially important this year if there’s anything specific you’d like to get from us.
Apart from a couple of the larger shows when we hire a van, I generally travel to shows in my trusty people carrier, complete with roofbox for extra storage space – this includes the drive to Antwerp for Crisis. This year however there seems to be a rush on cross-channel travel, and I’ve been unable to secure a place for a ‘high car’, which means no roof box. So why, dear reader, should you care ? Because it means I’ll have to leave behind a not-insignificant amount of stock because of the reduction in space. Exactly what that will be isn’t yet clear, and may not be until I try loading the car, but I’ve already determined that I won’t be able to bring any 10mm or 15mm SF buildings as they take up quite a bit of room; I’ll probably also have to drop a couple of boxes of starter packs and army packs. With this in mind, the stock list for Crisis is likely to be along the lines of:
- Celtos – Decent stock of all individual figures, small unit packs and medium army packs; no large army packs
- Aeronef/Imperial Skies – All of the most popular fleet packs (the major powers) but possibly not the smaller nations; a good selection of individual capital ships in blisters; rulebooks and accessories for Imperial Skies; no grand fleet packs or starter packs
- Small Scale Scenery – the full range of all models
- Spaceships – full range of fleet packs; no individual models
- Hammer’s Slammers – rulebooks; the full range of 15mm models; a selection of 6mm detachment packs and the more recent 6mm Slammers releases as individual models; possibly some 15mm detachment packs (depending on space)
- 15mm SF – full range of 15mm vehicles, figure packs and accessories; no buildings
- 6mm SF – full range of army packs, company packs and building packs; no individual models
- Great War Belgians – full range of figures
- Magpie Miniatures – individual figures and packs
- Squadron Commander – full range of blisters packs; no individual models or starter packs
- Crom’s Anvil – full range of figures
- I will not be able to bring any 10mm SF buildings, Iron Stars or Land Ironclads miniatures.
So if there’s anything that I’m not bringing that you’d like to order, please get in touch and I can arrange to have it with me.