Monday, May 10, 2010

Is there ANYTHING finer...

...than a parcel dropping onto the mat as you get ready for yet another week at the coal face???

Look what's arrived today.... reinforcements for the Duke of Marlborough and King Louis...

...there's enough in there for a battalion of foot for each side (the eagle eyed among you will be wondering about grenadiers for the British, and officers for both... I already have those) plus a couple of guns and some crew which I plan to use for abandoned artillery positions.

Now I get to start planning what regiments they'll be - but first, I have a battalion of "odds and sods" to paint. They'll end up in the armies of King Louis, and comprise mostly Minifigs with a few oddments of Peter Pig and Dixon to make up the numbers as I didn't have enough Minifigs to make the entire regiment...


  1. I'm glad that you had such a pleasant surprise, Steve.

    -- Jeff

  2. Getting a package in the mail is like getting a present. Great feeling.

  3. It's always fun to get something in the mail. Every now and then I forget what I've ordered and then something shows up as a "surprise". We do enjoy our toys, don't we?

    I look forward to seeing the painted figs


  4. Only thing better is getting two parcels arriving!


  5. The only downside to a parcel arriving is the inquisition that comes with it ("When did you order those? Why do you need more of those? etc etc) and the roll of the eyes when you try and explain.

    Enjoy the toys.