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Tuesday 22 January 2013

Have shovel ... will Travel??

Snaa ,snaa and on top of that a bit of Snaa. Dug a trench this morning from by back door to the gate and another to the garage. Then dug away a 3 -4foot drift to gety the car out ... maybe. Later today I'll hike to the Post office to get some parcels out at least. the Courier can't get in so only Post Office parcels can get out. Nevertheless we continue. All being well we'll be at the York show in about a fornight . Hopefully with a bundle of new stuff from the USA. Mostly Bluemoon 15mm ACW. There are around 20 new packs to add to this already large range. About 4 hours later= well made it to the posr Office- took 20 plus packages. The walk- about 800 or so yards took well over an hour for the round trip.. The backroads are virtually impassable unl;ess you have a landrover - even some of the more wimpy SUV were having trouble. and the snaa continues to fall - about an inch while I was out....

Friday 18 January 2013

For your Future Entertainment...

For chaps of a certain age the title phrase is redolent of cinematic memeories. Sometime between the main feature and the adenoidal brunette in the miniskirt with the ice cream tray (Dairy Maid anyone- Drink on a stick?) would come the for your Future Enteraiment slot- previews of future movies so here we have previews of future models First Drabant - more of those wonderful 25mm Dark ages are on the way. This time the lads have their choppers out!
Again to me these have a slightly Eastern look which is as it should be. I'll let you know when they are actually available. Next up my continuing 15mm Modern project and some "Middle Eastern Irregulars"... well Tally Tubbies as I've heard them referred to. There will be 5 new packs - going out under the Firforce miniatures label
First a Command group. Chap on his mobile- probably calling his Mum in Bradford !! Chap on a laptop - updating his Facebook page- status Martydom approaches get the virgins ready ...and of course the leader/spotter who would easily double up as a weapons crew for RCL or 120mm Mortar.
Next a 12.7mm HMG The DHSK or similar with attendent crew and a chap with an RCL round.
This one is admittedly a bit of an oddity and I may put it in with the HMG pack rather than a single. It's a seated crewman for the 14.5mm AAMG in the CDMW range and has the seat fixed to his bum so without a bit of filing isn't much use for anything else. Now the gunpack comes with 4 weapons - either Truck or ground mount so this chap is needed.
Now the Motorbikes- 3 different in the pack - all I have to decide is how many of eac. In addition I'll have a pack pony trian with loads and a pony mounted Warlord I'll photoagraph these when I've finished paionting my pre-prod set . Also out soon will be 2 new WW2 aircraft - A hawker tempest and a Beaufighter and just possibly a couple more 40mm ECW/TYW figures.... I'll keep you posted.

Thursday 3 January 2013

Hasn't seen the light of day.....

A few posts back I put up some pics on my Landsknects and Gensdarmes as they hasdn't rolled a dice in anger for some time- certainly not in 2012. There are others of my collection in that unhappy state. My turks for a start- needing an addition to thier strength- especially artillery but a decent games worth opposite the Ladsknects.
and one of some Turkish lads attwempting to storm Malta- well perhaps a bit of it.
Nest an oldish pics of my 40mm ACW collection which has languished in its boxes since mid 2011 . These 2 pics are from a game staged a the Durham show a few years back.
You know sometimes I wish I could fit a few more games in...