Thursday, 9 November 2017

Wargaming Amnesia ? .


Was having a 'Spring' clean under the wargaming table , getting rid of a load of unwanted rubbish - a lot of sample figures destined for re-casting , damaged home made buildings etc - when I came across this box ! . I have no recollection of buying it (pirates being of no interest to me) ?.


It contains 20 figures , a couple of treasure chests , a small palm tree , a set of simple rules and even a D6 . The bag headings say 'Over The Wire Miniatures' ??? , I did a bit of Googling and found that they are a selection of boxed games produced by 'Warrior Miniatures' , but when and where I came into possession of them is a mystery to me ? . I wonder if a wargaming colleague has passed them down to me ? - a puzzlement ! .


Here is one of the figures - Long John Silver (with separate parrot !) There are the named characters from the novel 'Treasure Island' and a selection of generic pirates . I'm rather impressed with figures , full of character , so I may paint them up as small project and give the enclosed rules a go . 



11 comments:

  1. Those are rather splendid. Yo Ho HO!

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    1. Never had any dealings with 'Warrior' some am interested in how they paint up .

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  2. When surprised by figures and a game it would be an insult to the universe to decline to make use of the new find. Says me, says I.

    On to Hispaniola!

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  3. Shiver me timbers... Warrior are an excellent company. Figures as good (if not better than Irregular, and even cheaper. Splice the mainbrace and get painting.

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    1. It's strange that in 40 + years of buying wargaming figures I've never dealt with Warrior !? .

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  4. A good find - excellent - the memory thing is a bit worrying though - I do this from time to time. On occasions, I used to take a fancy to a book while I was browsing online, buy it, and when it arrived I would find the right place for it in the shelves, and sometimes it would be right next to a copy of the same book I already bought a couple of months earlier, and forgot about. I think this is not only a symptom of my diminishing brainpower, but probably proves that I used to treat myself too often - I didn't appreciate the new things as I used to. I have solved this by becoming miserly again.

    On a similar theme, I was recently having a major clear-out in the garage, and found a plastic carrier bag containing a pair of old training shoes. I assumed that the painter who was working here recently had left them behind, and was very non-plussed to learn that these were an old pair of mine, which I put in the garage to serve as gardening shoes - estimate approx 10 years ago. Now this is worrying - I can't remember these bloody shoes at all. I'm staying out of the garage in future.

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    1. The most useful thing in our house is a small blackboard in the kitchen were I write things down I want to remember immediately I think of them ! .

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  5. An interesting find- certainly worthy of painting up a good 'Treasure Island' Collection- couple of palm trees and a game too.

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