I was hoping to illustrate the first battle of my TYW project between myself and 'A' using 'Pike & Shotte' but for some reason my camera will not download the photos I took to the computer , not sure if it's the camera or the computer at fault (or me !?) . However a good time was had by all , even though I lost ! . The rules worked well and as probably about 75 % of them are similar to the 'Black Powder' set we didn't have any problems . There are enough differences to make units handle 'in period' and I'm busy painting up more figures . I'm rather impressed with the plastic 1/72nd figures and have started casting about for another project to do using them . I know - I know ! this was the year of NO MORE NEW PROJECTS ! - BUT as I have the childish enthusiasm of a 6 year old when it comes to toy soldiers and I'm always looking for a challenge I've decided on the Crimean War using Stretlets plastic figures . I've been trawling EBay and have got my first purchase -
This is a box set of several of the Stretlets Crimean range.
It comprises of Turkish Infantry , Russian Hussars , Russian Infantry and British Highlanders - 136 Infantry and 12 Cavalry - all for just under £ 20 !
Here's some of the Turkish sprues . This will be a long term project so I don't expect to be posting photos of finished models anytime soon , well I might paint up the odd figure as a test piece ! ( there goes the 6 year old in me !!!!!) .
PS I've just tried another Sim card from my wife's camera in mine and it seems to work now ! so it must be my Sim - need to get another new one ! .