This photo of H.G. Wells was was posted on 'A Gentleman's War' Facebook page , I've never seen it before , I wonder if it was linked with the publication of 'Little Wars' ?
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
Friday, 24 February 2023
I've given the Blue Army Cavalry figures another coat of varnish and finally got a sunny day to get them outdoors and take some photos. I'm pleased with them and they give Blue Army a boost on the Cavalry front. They are hollowcast Britains Lifeguards with the heads removed and replaced with Irregular heads.
Here we see them on a patrol on the fringes of the Great Patio , hopefully they will be appearing in a game soon.
Saturday, 18 February 2023
Came across these photos of myself whilst cleaning up the files on my computer - my beard was darker then and it's in my old wargaming room (before I got married) so it must be about 25 years ago ? . Obviously my opponent must have taken this photo of me , I think it might be a 15mm Napoleonic game maybe ?
This one I think is a little older and it's of myself and 'S' with his stall at the now defunct Northern Militaire show I think - both are beards are definitely not that colour now ! , I must ask 'S' if he has any idea of the date.
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Just a quick update, have got the 'Blue Army' Dragoons painted and varnished and was going to take them outdoors for a photoshoot but the weather has turned rather dull and damp so that will have to wait. Seen behind them is a unit of 2D flats being prepared for the Hypoborea project - more of them when they are completed.
Sunday, 12 February 2023
Thursday, 9 February 2023
Several weeks ago I mentioned I was going to convert some hollow cast cavalry figures (.: New Year update. (tonystoysoldiers.blogspot.com) ), I have been busy painting figures for other people and have just got around to beheading them . They are too be Teutonic Dragoons for my 'Blue Army' which is lacking heavy cavalry . The replacement heads are from Irregular Miniatures, I hope to get them painted next week .
Monday, 6 February 2023
Pinched from 'Military Toys from our childhood' Facebook group entitled "The Great Offensive 1916" by Samuel B!gg from the Illustrated London News , Don't know what rules they are using (H G Wells?) but the force on the other side of the carpet are taking heavy casualties ! (click on photo to enlarge)
Friday, 3 February 2023
I am slowly amassing the required forces to refight The Battle of the River Trimsos as in Donald Featherstones first book on wargaming using 2D flats . In fact the only thing I was really missing was one chariot for the Hyrkainian army , I had a look on the Berlin Zinnfiguren webshop and found the above model in their second hand section reasonably priced . It arrived today and upon examination I was struck how finely it was painted - usually painted flats are a "factory finish" paint job and need a bit of work doing to them - this one is excellently painted - a work of art and far better than I could accomplish ! (click on the photo to enlarge) . It will need a gloss varnish and basing to ready it for the tabletop.
The only problem with ordering from Berlin Zinnfiguren is that there is a minimum order of 25 Euros so to top my order up I got the above set , it's titled "Vercingetorix" and I will use them for various character figures for Hyboria , painting them is going to be a challenge for the future. (click on the photo to enlarge)
Wednesday, 1 February 2023
In my previous post I mention a local bookshop I used to frequent as a young man , I have tried to track down a photo of the shop , but to no avail . So I asked on a local Facebook group which has photos of old Kendal and somebody posted this one of Henry Roberts bookshop where I spent a good bit of my early wages .