Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy Christmas..

...to all my reader... 

I hope you have a relaxing break, that the cheese is tangy, the port warming, and the beer cool, dark and fruity... 

Stay tuned for a progress report on the ACW ships, some officers for the ECW project, and the reinforcements for the WWII skirmish project....

Lobster pot Christmas tree at my local fishing village - 2017

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Signs of winter...

...Warfare had the beneficial effect I was hoping for seemingly... there are signs of activity from the loft...  creaking floorboards mostly... 

First off, new order from Peter Pig arrived...

French anti tank guns (two) - 25mm early war jobbies - with crew..  for those coming along after me, you only need one bag of crew per two guns...


...and some American Civil War naval reinforcements.. as much as I love the Monitor and Merrimac/Virginia, you can only play that so many times so I thought to get a few extra's to spice up the mix..  small gunboat, large side wheel'er (which is fantastic by the way) and a couple of mid sized side wheel'ers - the intent is that these can be used for either side depending on scenario as they are fairly un-specific


...by the by - one thing that I did learn was just how big the Virginia was! These are same scale..


...now you can see why the Confederates worked so hard to recover the ship after the Federal forces had burnt her to the waterline and sunk her for good measure...


...ready for undercoating (now done by the way)...  gun crews (British French and German WWII), anti tank guns (British 2pdr's/French 25mm's and German 37mm's) and the assembled ships, oh, and one remaining mounted English Civil War officer figure who missed the last undercoating session...


...on the back row there are a selection of ready undercoated officers - for the first time since March (!) [clicky] paint brushes were wielded, and these are now done, pictures once they're based.....

Last of all, following the last WWII game [clicky] it was noted by DG and myself that it would be damn useful if you didn't have to move each base one at a time so I sent off for some of these from Warbases [clicky] These are from their "1p tray" range and are perfect...  I like them so much I'm not sure I even want to paint them (but probably will )


...more than enough to be going on with I think...