Sunday, 1 February 2009

Random thoughts...

Apologies to those who are awaiting pics of their new fig in Tradgardland. The two are here safe but as I put my back out yesterday I am taking it easy- stretched in an odd way when I was hanging out the washing... Photos to pe posted when I can reach the recesses of the cupboard to get the figs and scenery out...

I found a super new blog thru Jeffs eve links- Wars of Louis Quatorze . It is really worth a look and he has some superb stuff on it - late 17th C in America and Canada and loads and loads more feasts for eye and mind.

Watched "Atonement" last night and was really disappointed by it. I don't what I had expected but I was not impressed- probably I'm the only one! I wondered about the Dunkirk scenes but don't know enough - can you help?

Of late I have been sorting out my imagination armies. I have really fancied some old school looking cav but can't afford the size of units i wish. I have agonised about the lack of cav before I can have a good game but now have decided to go with the Front Rank figs I posses already. Not very old school looking but here and bought already. I think that I will go with what I have and worry later about some other cav later. So the table will be full of Front Rank cav and minifig,RSM, etc infantry. A fair old mix but hopefully willy provide a good game for me...


  1. For what it's worth, St. Maurice has been a work in progress for the past 34 years, and I've found that purchasing the troops in small orders has been well worth the wait. If you seriously consider this a collection, then go slow and enjoy it. Like I said, it works for me.


  2. Nothing wrong at all with your miniatures Alan!
    Enjoy them!

  3. Alan,

    I'm glad that you too like the "Wars of Louis Quatorze" site. I just found it a few days ago and added it to the "EvE" links.

    Indeed I fairly often find something that I think is worth looking at and add it . . . so it is a good idea to take a peek every once in a while.

    Since you are in the UK, you might want to keep an eye on the Minden Miniatures blog . . . Frank is starting to get into the mounted figures now . . . and they are impressive:

    And, of course, they will go well with your RSMs.

    Another option is to consider some plastics. Stokes of the "Grand Duchy of Stollen" has lots of plastic cavalry . . . and they look very good.

    Anyway I'd just like to say that I very much appreciate your posts. Thank you.

    -- Jeff

  4. I hope your back feels better soon! I know how back problems can put a damper on things!

    As for the minis, as long as you have fun that's the main thing! I doubt the difference in manufacturers' styles will be that noticeable once you have them dashing around on the tabletop battlefield. :-)

  5. I sympathise with your back problems, Alan. One time I put my back out just stepping over our dog.

    Like you I have a limited budget, especially when it comes to cavalry. I agree, slow and sporadic is ok as long as you have fun.