Saturday, 31 October 2009

Greetings...

Happy Halloween from all at The Duchy of Tradgardland...
Pumpkin by Anna & Freya.



Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Duke of Tradgardland...

I have finally made a base with a figure representing the Duke of Tradgardland. He is accompanied by his personal standard bearer. They will take their place upon the table for the first time tomorrow in the game against the Imperium.


Saturday, 24 October 2009

An Update..

I trust this finds you well. It has been half term and it has been good to be off for a week. I have enjoyed some time to do some painting and reading and prepare for the last month of the kitchen work- painter starts tomorrow...After my "Charge" game - which was great fun, I intended to post the pictures but they had not come out at all...
I was rather disappointed and somewhat surprised. However the good thing was that Tradgardland beat the Imperium in a close fought game. My regular opponent is due tomorrow and I will post pictures afterwards.
Other news-
I went to a wargames club for the first time in perhaps 30 years. I was invited by a chap I travel with sometimes on the train-thanks Tom. He invited me to see an Ancients rule system being played "Basic Impetus".
I was most taken with the game and the friendly welcome I received. I will go back and intend to raise some Picts for what is a diverting and enjoyable system.
Of late I have become more and more immersed in the alternative world of VBCW ( a very British Civil War) where Edward viii didn't abdicate and Britain was plunged into civil war. The background is well researched and I cannot wait for the second source book due out next week. It is a heady mix of interwar equipment and fascinating what ifs...
I have also had my interest in the history,art,architecture and politics of the period reignited and I am enjoying a combination of BBC 4 documentaries and reading.
By the way there is a lively discussion of VBCW at the gentleman's wargames parlour.I have also been revising a FLW Scandanavian army list and ferreting out images for my FLW blog- some crackers posted there of late ,if I say so myself...
I must go now- clocks to turn back,church to go to and friends coming back here afterwards...
Have a good Sunday!

Monday, 5 October 2009

The Big Knights...

One of the joys of the blogging world is to be introduced to something interesting. Many of you will already know "The Big Knights" if you don't you must watch them on video-soon to be on dvd I believe.
I taped them over the Christmas they were first shown- a 5 minute episode a day. I ( and my family) have watched them many times since. They can be enjoyed by children ,adults and all ages!
They are wonderfully witty , quirky and really funny- don't miss them! If you are a fan do share what is your favourite episode /character. I love the base metal to gold one...
p.s a link to a site to find out more:
http://www.thebigknights.net/

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Saturday



Sunny but very windy here. Getting figures based and flocked for Monday night's "Charge " game. Not too much left to do....