Friday, 30 September 2011

Inspiring Picture 28: Never tell me the Odds.

Gamers will get this a bit quicker than some but only because of bad memories.............



....but on a more serious note to the financial well being of the wargaming industry, I got a phone call from Postie (El Presidente and Dictator for life of the Rejects) last Saturday night about did I want to go to the Skirmish 2011 show that Sunday morning (well it was either me or his missus), it's a small  little show in Sidcup, Kent (picked up a few items including a great book to help with Operation Sealion project) but the real news was Postie left with nothing (he usually brings fellow Rejects only for carrying purposes).

Picture and proof below and contractual shot I forgot from the game...

EMPTY HANDED.......



36 comments:

  1. An economist will tell you that the only way out of a recession is to spend more... Postie's non-purchases may have dire repercussions for the Wargaming industry!

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  2. Nothing, Nada, Zip.... Postie must be ill.

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  3. Must have taken some real willpower!

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  4. Wow...too bad for Postie. He must be near the end...

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  5. it's always lovely when a dictator drops you a call! I'm waiting for one from Gadafi!

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  6. It happened to me some years ago at a convention... I can understand his disappointment all too well (I had his same face on that occasion). Anyway, the Italian wargaming market is still recovering from my non-purchases (Zerloon knows what I am talking about!).

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  7. meh nothing to buy or no cash to buy it with. I went to my first show last year and came away with nothing.

    A lot or retailers didn't turn up coz of the snow

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  8. I have done that at one around here called Little Wars, but went to a regular bookstore not far away and still came away with something. It was also nice just to see other people doing these things in person, in large numbers, but sometimes the Industry aspects especially at such shows are a bit overpowering. To them it's an Industry.

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  9. Must suck to leave empty handed... :P

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  10. I'm sure Postie will make up for it when we go to SELWG, in October, he's already been phoning 'round to find out the price to hire a trailer for my car!!

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  11. In regards to both Postie not buying anything and to Han Solo's comment I can only say, been there, done that!

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  12. 'Normals' don't know about your d20's.

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  13. Perhaps for this one moment in time, his Excellancy had everything he could possibly need-- wait a minute, he's a gamer, that can never happen

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  14. It's doubtful that we actually roll more 1's than 20's. But it sure feels like it.

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  15. I don't get a word you're saying here..

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  16. my goodness, does that man own every classy shirt of the internet? spot on mate

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  17. Oh Han Solo. How do I love thee..

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  18. Going to a show and buying nothing? Is he sick? :-D

    I couldn't or better, I can't. Next show in November 5th at Antwerp. My empty bag stands ready to be filled :-D

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  19. I think the last few movies that Han has starred in lead to a clue of his throwing ability.

    Nice post.

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  20. I feel like i'm missing something, cause i didn't understand a thing you said hahaha or it could be that im retarded...

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  21. Probably had his hands glued and taped to his pockets so couldn't buy.

    Christopher

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  22. it might roll 19 other ways....just saying...

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  23. Optional caption for the Han Solo picture is...
    "Smell my finger"

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  24. I have it on good authority that Postie leaving empty-handed will cause a rift to open in the space/time continuum. He doesn't want that on his conscience, does he??

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  25. agree with Arlequin. If people dont buy then there is going to be recession.
    Who does it benefit if you save three pennies in bank or something. Nobody

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  26. What a shocker, hope Postie is feeling better soon!

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  27. Ugh, I hate that feeling. I hope things improve soon, for all of us. :(

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  28. Sweet! How many times do you normally go to these conventions?

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  29. im too young to understand

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  30. I'm sorry I'm late in getting here Angry. Are you going to post anything today? Or are you still celebrating our win over Italy? Me, I'm hung over.

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  31. I always roll a 20 - when playing Principles of War. Pity its the worst roll you can make...

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