Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Pulp, uncommon people on the painting table

 Been painting these over the last few days, they are Pulp Figures obtained via North Star. They are lovely sculpts and a pleasure to paint. I hope to run a weekly tale about their adventures in the coming months …




Monday, 18 October 2021

Games

 As the nights draw in so the board games come out. Really enjoyed this one , we hadn’t played it for ages. A cooperative game of escape from the desert. Great fun but we didn’t make it. I am looking for suggestions for new games that might have gone unnoticed by me, recommendations welcome.




Sunday, 17 October 2021

An amazing museum in Valencia

 Saturday night brought another meeting of the Virtual Wargames Club and what a meeting it was! As well as the usual catch up and sharing of projects last night we were shown photos from a trip to a Toy Soldier Museum in Valencia, Spain. The amount, range and quality of the figures was almost unbelievable. Tens of thousands of figures on display, most in 54mm as well as vast dioramas in smaller scales. Here is a link to the museum and to a fascinating article about it-


https://www.museoliber.org/inicio/inicio/


http://valència.for91days.com/liber-tin-soldier-museum 


https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/the-great-battles-of-history-in-miniature-2024751/  


The museum has unusual opening hours so well worth checking prior to planning a trip. I enjoyed the reference to outdoor gaming in the article. What a place , what a collection!

Wofun recruits

 Got some 28mm wofun figures from DC this week l had bought from him. They are enough for a aTable Top Battles imagination game set in the 18th Century. A heady mix of irregular Indian cavalry, hussars, dragoons ( mounted and on foot ) and other cavalry. I do think the figures are splendid and really well animated. Here is the game  I set up just after unpacking them.






Saturday, 16 October 2021

Bear necessities

 Yesterday when shopping I went into B&M and found these. A pound per pack , excellent value. I often look in charity shops and pound shops for potential gaming items. The bear will serve in a variety of ways - in 12th century Norway, Middle earth or other games as scenery. Might try them with the Paelo Diet rules too. The water buffaloes are slightly more challenging… 


Hard plastic, pre painted, what’s not to like…

Friday, 15 October 2021

Guiding again

 Today I was back guiding at the same place but in the 17th Century this time.




Tuesday, 12 October 2021

For Mark etc

 


I notice that your Infantry musicians are missing one important instrument, often thought to have been invented in the 19th century by Adolph Sax - it was in fact first invented by the Hessians in the 18th Century and known as the Hessian Sax. 

I'm sure there's a Wikipedia entry to back me up on this 

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  1. Most interesting Mark! I will post pics of my 18th century military band soon…

    Here they are , a kind gift from Tidders some time back and painted by him-