Customer Notice

The shop will be closed 10th January until 25th January as our hard-working and dedicated shop manager (guess who is writing this notice) is taking a small break. We will re-open on Friday 26th January.

Apologises for any inconvenience.

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Sunday 24th December CLOSED
Monday 25th December CLOSED
Tuesday 26th December CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December CLOSED
Thursday 28th December CLOSED
Friday 29th December CLOSED
Saturday 30th December CLOSED
Sunday 31st December CLOSED
Monday 1st January CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January CLOSED
Wednesday 3rd January 0900-1700

Space Craft will be closed from Sunday 24th December 2017 for holidays. We will reopen on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. From all of us at Space Craft: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Closing Broughty Ferry Model Shop Space Craft

New Stock – Flames of War, Tanks, and Dropfleet

New this week, additions to Flames of War, Tanks, and Dropfleet Commander.

Wargame Dropfleet Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Space Craft
The long awaited Dropfleet Commander Battle Fleets
Wargame Dropfleet Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Space Craft
Each box contains: x1 Battlecruiser, x6 Cruisers, x8 Frigates, x3 Corvettes, Command Cards, and Activation Cards
Wargame Flames of War Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Space Craft
Flames of War aircrafts are now available in store
Wargame Flames of War Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Space Craft
New American Rifle Platoon and Patton’s Fighting First box set
Wargame Flames of War Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Space Craft
Restock and new desert scenics (10mm)
Wargame Tanks Broughty Ferry Dundee Model Shop Space Craft
No sign of the desert Tiger and Priest yet, but new to our Tanks collection are Stuart and Sherman!

How I Met Your Tigers

Since our humiliating defeat to Mr Michie, we are back – with a vengeance. Manoeuvring ourselves from fighting aliens in the stratosphere, we travelled back in time for a small skirmish game of Tanks. “Why Tanks?” I hear you say. Why ever not when you have a fine platoon of Tigers nicely painted up and ready to crush your opponent!

Tiger Platoon Tanks Space Craft Broughty Ferry
Our platoon of Tigers (with one Panther that thinks it’s a Tiger)

The Prize

“Who cares who wins, it’s just a game isn’t it?” Absolutely not, because the winner of this game gets cake (and perhaps the pride and dignity of mastering and winning a strategy game, but whatever cakes are at stake here)!

Wargame Space Craft Model Shop Prize Cakes
Cakes and lots of them, need I say more?

The Game

Our battle scene of choice is the Russian corn fields. Up against our five mighty Tigers are Mr Michie’s measly Sherman and Pershing tanks.

Tanks Russian Corn Fields Space Craft Model Shop Dundee
The battle scene

The scene is set. Our Tigers are ready. Our opponent is all warmed up from the kid’s club. Here we go.

Tanks Russian American COrn Fields Space Craft Dundee Wargame
This photo has been dressed with artificial facial hair and accessories to protect the identity of our wargamers

May Day, May Day…it’s not going well! The Tigers are surrounded and Mr Michie got some magical dice that keep churning out 6s!

Tanks Russian American COrn Fields Space Craft Dundee Wargame
Our Tigers are surrounded by Shermans. Why are there so many of them?

As our last Tiger got battered and bruised, Mr Michie patted us on the back and kindly gifted us his Mous as consolation. Thank you Mr Michie, I’ll ask our shop cat to take good care of it. It is in safe paws.

Tanks Russian American COrn Fields Space Craft Dundee Wargame
A happy-looking Mr Michie

Post-Game Evaluation

Did we stand a chance? Not really considering the years of expertise Mr Michie have acquired in the world of wargaming. So much so that a customer came in at one point, saw Mr Michie and exclaimed, “I recognise you, were you the guy who used to [always]* be in Games Workshop [and didn’t leave until you stunk]*?”

If you are aged 9-15 and would like to give wargames a go, you can learn from the master himself every other Saturday 10.30–12.30 at Dundee Children’s Library. The next one is on Saturday 9th December 2017. They don’t just play Tanks, but probably every wargame in the known universe (more details here).

Note:

[]* – Words in the square brackets were not actually said, but we at Space Craft imagine to be true.