Thursday 28 July 2011

Absence makes the heart grow fonder....

A severe lack of posting recently - oops!  However circumstances have conspired against me (it's bloody busy at work) and all sorts of distractions at home have meant that I've not had time to put together battle reports of the ultimate battle of the Skull Island campaign - High Elf victory! or of the squad level 40K games we played out - one win each!  I have however managed to paint 16 of the 92 napoleonic figs I snagged for the princely sum of £36.  i have also got hold of some polystyrene board that will become hills and have sparked an idea for a permanent table with carved river beds and other scenic features.  Some pics of the redcoats will follow as will the hills/board in transistion.

these boys are from the 3rd regiment of foot - The old Buffs.  A Kentish Regiment founded only 20 miles from my town!!

Monday 4 July 2011

Up Guards and at them again! - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

I have expanded my horizons!  Last week I won a competition and received a copy of "Grand Battery" a Napoleonic historical wargame.  I absolutely love this period of military history and am astonished i've never pursued historical wargaming before.  So inspired by the book was I that I rushed out and spent 36 of my gaming tokens (pounds sterling) on 3 regiments of 28mm British Redcoats, this equated to 92 minis - 92!! compare that to GW where you'd get between 30 and 40 minis.  The Redcoats were sculpted by the Perry brothers who also sculpt for GW so the quality is great and the detail admirable.  So why the price difference?  Anyway it means I can afford a decent size batallion and dive into the history of the Pennisular War.  Not sure whether I'll stick with the rule system in GB; i'll give it a go but there are tons of other publications out there so no problem there.

I'm so looking forward to this.  For the glory of King George!!