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Yes. I read that stuff about the programme as well.
I decided not to watch because it would probably result in a lot of shouting at the telly…
Look at it in a positive way. A tea coloured wash can give a great natural look to a piece!
Very nice! Great examples of how to paint 6mm in brighter shades than you would use for larger figures.
The Baccus Romans really paint up well, don’t they!
I must have the only British Napoleonic army with no Highlanders in it….
Nice find! The landscape all looks a bit bleak, doesn’t it?
Although when I saw the words ‘tank museum’ on the ancients forum I was a bit confused…
Excellent work. I thought those infantry figures looked familiar!
Sounds interesting! I shall have to remember to look out for you at Salute. £15 sounds like a good price.
I can’t help with comparisons for this period, but there is a comprehensive list of potential manufacturers to look at here…
Not much in the way of wargames stores in London. Retail property is too expensive!
I don’t think there are any shows on that week, either. Warfare in Reading is on November 15th so you will just miss it.
Your best bet for a wargame-related fix is the various historic sites and museums. Depends on your interests, but here are a few ideas.
The Tower of London is fairly obvious. A great and iconic place to visit, although it is expensive and very touristy.
Across the river is HMS Belfast. You need to be reasonably fit to climb through some of the innards!
The British Museum is amazing. You can easily spend the whole day there. Again, so many iconic exhibits. The actual Rosetta Stone for example. Oh, and entry is free…
The National Army Museum is closed for refurbishment at the moment, but other places include the Imperial War Museum, Firepower at the Woolwich Arsenal, and the Museum of London.
If you fancy a day trip, places like Dover Castle, the Imperial War Museum site at Duxford, and the site of the Battle of Hastings are easy to get to.
I’ll have to have a go at that if I can figure it out!
Nice looking Normans, by the way!
In 6mm Baccus and Rapier are my favourites.
When it comes to 28mm there are so many! Front Rank and Perrys both do some great figures, as do Gripping Beast, Offensive, West Wind, Shieldwall, Musketeer. The list goes on. Very hard to pick a favourite! Empress and Gringo 40s both spring to mind for making some really lovely figures.
I would recommend Baccus and Rapier. They both make excellent figures that paint up well and, handily, can be used together!
My armies are based on actual OOBs where they are available. Where this is not viable, such as Dark Age armies, they at least have suitably historical opponents…
That’s disappointing… I’ve just had to log in again!
Lovely stuff! I have one of the ships (impulse buy at Salute…) but didn’t realise they did crew as well!
I had boxes of Airfix figures as far back as I can remember. When I was about 10 or 11 the local club put on a public demo game featuring thousands of Napoleonic figures in a hall just off the High Street. Well, that was me hooked…
Fair enough, no apologies needed! I’ve no problem with opinions being expressed. Be a dull world if everyone thought the same, wouldn’t it?
I was just finding it a bit hard to follow your purple prose! I’m a simple man and prefer words of one syllable….
Very nice! I particularly like the pose of the guy with axe on his shoulders!
I was just about to comment on the strange base! Nice figures though!
I would have thought your choice of skirmishers depends. Do your bases represent specific units or just generic brigades?
On a related note….
There is a bloke at my work who always refers to all businesses as ‘him’, no matter what size they are! Sounds really strange, especially when he is talking about Ford or BT and the like!
In 6mm I like to have full limberage. In 28mm…..I also like to have full limberage but can’t necessarily fit everything on the table!
A fearsome-looking bunch. Even the bloke with the drum looks dangerous….!
I prefer photos to be in the relevent forums. A ‘competion forum’ or whatever might be a good idea though!
Cannonball Stacks? Wasn’t he a Delta Blues guitarist of the 1930s…?
Nicely exotic looking! Looks like lovely detail on the armour.
I made a comment after Salute this year that there seemed to be endless traders selling big shiny boxes containing….well, who knows? The contents are inside a sealed box!
This doesn’t really float my boat. Apart from the fact that most of this boxed stuff appears to be fantasy/Sci-Fi and my interest is historicals, I find that pre-packed armies or units or whatever, never match the mix and numbers of figures that I want!
I agree with Norm Smith about the invisible sales. I often see stuff at shows that I like the look of, then go home and work out what I need and order online.
You’ve got to have a flag! See here to find out why….
Cheers Rod. I would have suggested it here but I saw your post over there first!
Cheers! I haven’t had time to add to the blog recently but I hope to get back to it soon!
I have played a couple of games of Basic Impetus and really enjoyed the rules. Some elegant and different ideas in there, I thought. A good choice for Dark Age/Early Medieval battles….
The writer doesn’t make it clear how it was supposed to work. I would guess that, rather than rolling around, the round shape of the balls prevented the horses hoof from getting a firm footing?
Mind you, if the ground was frozen the marbles idea would work. How cold is Latvia in September…?