It has arrived.
It has many Filipino stamps on it.
It weighs over five kilos.
It is full of painted miniatures from Barry.
It is not the only parcel we have received full of painted miniatures.
They are come.
|Our new puppy Birdie and I looking out to see.|
|The dramatic north Devon coastline at Lee Bay.|
Why didn't I contact the other JJ of Devon Gamers for a blogger meet up and greet? Doh!
(What if he told me to piss off? Awkward!)
|Here's what I decided to base up on my holiday.|
Here is what I have for you as they get based, hopefully sooner rather than later;-
4x36 Poles, 12 Polish skirmishers, Polish Foot Battery, 36 Portuguese Legion, 36 Piedmontese Legion & 6 skirmishers, 36 Corsican Tirailleurs, 36 Noepolitan Guard, 36 Italian lights, 2x36 Italians, 3x36 Nassauers, 3x36 Westphalians, 4x32 Middle Guard, 2x36 Austrian Jaegers, 30 Portuguese and 12 skirmishers, 12 French lancers, 36 Austrian hussars, 12 Austrian uhlans, more Austrian generals, a beautiful Napoleon vignette, 3x32 Prussian LDW and 40 Scots Light Infantry. Not all of this fitted into the two boxes so will come later.
I intend to flock this lot first.
|Some civilians fuss about in front of my muster!|
|Portuguese skirmishers in front of Polish battalions - note bather.|
|Austrian top brass with Napoleon and retinue behind, cooeey! Nassauers and Middle Guard with Austrian jaegers in line.|
|Polish Skirmishers, Westphalian lights and two Italian battalions. Piedmontese Legion skirmishers in brown, Middle Guard Fusilier Grenadiers with red plumes.|
|Baron Ott's Austrian Hussars! My largest ever cavalry regiment at 36 strong.|
Polish foot battery behind, Polish line in the foreground.
|General overview - much green flock and tufts needed.|
|This might amuse - me aged about 19 or 20 in someones bathroom!|
27 or 28 years ago - where does the time go I ask you?
Moving swiftly on...
|From the archive.|
|From the Best Sellers lists.|
|Off the shelve - the top shelf I might add!|
Do we really rank alongside soft porn and tattoo/piercing mags?
The model railway chumps get star billing beside computer games and women's fashion!
If you are looking for casualties in wargaming as one article seemed to be, I would suggest it is printed magazines not wargames conventions as postulated. This is a shame as the early Miniature Wargames mags where utterly responsible for much of my gaming life and ambitions.
However, things change.
|A few scenario books from my collection.|
So that's my reading material for the coming week. If I find time aside from being a parent, husband, master to a puppy and flocker of armies I'll get some quality reading done.
Catch up soon, Jeremy.