All posts filed under: Wargaming Shops

Next stop – Singapore. Gamers@PI Store

Well, despite the title of the post, Sinagpore is not my next stop. It was, that’s true, but it was around ten days ago. Right now I’m having great time in Koh Chang, Thailand. Before Thailand, yes – I was three days (well, two nights to be exact:) in Singapore. I must say – I love Singapore. I don’t know exactly why – but the mixture of so many cultures stuffed in one place, makes me feel really good about this city. I really feel like home there. Some day – I will settle there, at least for few years – that’s my resolution. …but anyway, during my short visit in Singapore I managed somehow to find and visit one hobby store. Google search always help in such situations. From few choices – I picked Gamers@PI Store. It was crazy visit, believe me. I landed at 4pm Friday  and right away after I get to my hotel (2 hours later), I took quick shower and rush to visit Gamers@PI. There are few hobby stores in …

Stop in Cairns, Australia at Wicked Goblin Games Store

Hello again. This time from Bongkok. After super nice time in Kuta, Bali, we moved (me and my wife) to Singapore for just few days, and today afternoon we landed in Thailand, where we are planning to spend next three weeks. …but before I even start writing anything about Singapore or Thailand, I would like to get back to my short stay in Cairns, Australia. The trip to Cairns was one of these unexpected journeys that you are not planning at all, and all of the sudden you are there. Cairns. Well, we should be on Bali, instead there. Is not that, I was not happy being in Cairns, but that was absolutely not our intention to go here. The thing is, the Rinjani volcano has erupted just two weeks before our scheduled flight to Bali from Adelaide and all flights from Australia to Bali were cancelled,due to volcanic ash cloud throw into the air. We were offered the flight to Cairns instead, and we did not hesitate for even a moment. You know – …

Visit in Adelaide, Australia – Military Hobbies Store

I had awesome time in Australia. During three weeks I’ve been in Brisbane, Sidney, Blue Mountains, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Cairns. It’s really amazing country – each place I’ve been to is different, but still has it’s awesome beauty and charm. I will be really miss it – I hope I’ll be back here any time soon. Well, to be honest I’ve been charmed by Australia little bit too much and for far too long. I’ve been in Brisbane and Sidney for few days and I did not open even one box with my models to paint them. And I kind of forget about my ambitious plans to expand my world map of wargaming stores. And I’m thinking about stores I’ve personally visited. So, Brisbane and Sidney – I gave up on these cities and I did not try to find any hobby place around. Like I wrote – I was engaged by other things. Mostly walking around and sightseeing… Of course, I did stumble upon official Games Workshop store in Brisbane – but these …

Visit in Wargamer, local shop here in Warsaw, Poland

As I’m going to be in Warsaw for a while and at least until October no worldwide travelling is planned, I had that thought – the moment has come to write few words about local community here in Warsaw. For the last few weeks I visited few of the stores in the area – and honestly I was confused… In Warsaw there are plenty of wargaming hobby stores, all scattered around the city. I had opportunity to check only few of them and one conclusion came to my head – Games Workshop almost completely monopolized local market (like whole world:).  All stores in the neighbourhood I live, specialize in Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40k. Plus some board and card games and that’s it. In general, I don’t have problem with that. Warhammer fluff is amazing and it’s good folks are into it, but after the visits in some awesome stores in for example Madrid or Prague, when diversity of miniatures offer is stunning – I started to regret there is nothing like that here …

Ogří Doupě (Ogre’s Lair) – Prague’s one of the finest hobby centres

That supposed to be three weeks break from work, family, all the responsibilities  and even my hobby. No miniatures, no painting and even no posting on this blog. The plan was to visit Czech Republic, Germany and Netherlands. Maybe France and Belgium also… After all, the best plan when there’s no strict plan. Unfortunately after 4 days we were forced to go back. My wife got unexpected job offer – the offer which you shouldn’t and can’t refuse. So… nice weekend in Prague, Czech Republic, and bam! Back to Warsaw. I was little disappointed at first – I was looking forward to have nice road trip in many places I’ve never been before, but then I realized – I have so much fun things to do at home. And when I write fun – I mean…painting of course! (I know what you think, I know – what a nerd! ;).  My plans instead of vacations: finish some few more Skaven paint small detachment of Blood Angels …and finally start paint and learn Infinity! So, I …

Madrid – with visit in Atlántica Juegos

Recently I don’t add that much content here. I really regret that, but since I got back to Poland I have little bit too many things over my head – things so boring, not even worth to mention here. But, on the plus side – I paint a lot. I finally had one desk with good comfy chair and adequate lamp and I can sit every evening and paint until late night. At the beginning of June I’m about to play a game of Warhammer Fantasy Battle with my old friend (I’ll playing Skavens, not sure againt which army though…). The thing is, I still haven’t finished painting the least minimum to deploy whole army painted. So, I have little race against time here – still around 15 Clanrats left plus I’m thinking who will be the general – probably Ikit Claw, and he need to be painted too. Tough choices ahead me. …plus, I paint simultaneously Sir Zachary Fiercebatten III and his hounds (Wolsung Skirmish Game), as a counterbalance to swarm of rats. Pfff…all …

Goblin Trader, Madrid aka Land of Plenty (WOW!)

At the beginning of May I’ve been in Madrid for 5 days. It was our short stop between Mexico and Poland. As we never have been in Madrid, we’ve done lots of sightseeing with my wife, but as you can probably imagine my thoughts were concentrated on something completely different. For the first time since October 2014 I was in the city with so many shops, clubs and generally wargaming communities scattered around. After long stay in Central America and Mexico, Madrid seemed to me like a promised land. The best what I could get during that tine were few gaming shops in Mexico City, but comparing to European shops, their offer is limited. So, I was really anticipating the visit in a hobby store in Madrid, especially few of my paints were out, and also I was crying in despair for new brushes. I knew I don’t have too much time (I would be happy to visit all of places on wargaming map of Madrid:) and I need to choose at most two. My …