No game this week sadly, due to my own and others work commitments. Still, we haven't done too bad of late, having had at least one game a week for the last couple of months.
So, I thought 'It's catch up time' with things I meant to have done some time ago. I've sent off to resubscribe to Wargames Illustrated (dropped out 12/08!), and to BattleGames Mag (dropped out 05/08!!). I like both these Mags, WI keeps me up to date with current trends in the hobby, and BG has an old world charm all of its own.
I had printed out a small order to NavWar some time ago, and wondered why they hadn't delivered. I hadn't posted the Form. D'uh!! So now I have posted it, for some 15mm Napoleonic Russians, for use with DBN. Small figures, but they have a certain character I think, and should be quick and easy to paint too.
Also, a friend of mine Leo is having a book clearance, of some grand old titles, so I actually moved quite quickly after seeing the name 'Featherstone' on the list, and got them ordered too. He will of course, retain visiting rights on them.
Other than that, I've had a right good read through various Blogs and Sites, and have found some very interesting and quality posts to read. The quality of some people's painting makes their figures look like a work of art. I must remember not to let this depress me on my own painting quality, which is of a fairly basic wargaming standard. It looks like we may well be gaming 6mm Spanish Succession with Rich D'Lords efforts, probably some WW2 too. And we should have a GdB game sometime too, after a good dose of very enjoyable DBN games. Painting wise, I'm on with a 25mm Old Glory figure Regt for use with my 'Local Village Wars' project. It's certainly different from painting 10mils, and frankly I'm not sure my skills are up to it, but they'll look ok when on the table I guess. Show wise, we've got Salute to look forward to, been a few years since I've been, but we are making the effort this year, and after that the Battlegroup North WW2 event at Elvington near York, on the May 10th weekend. Lots of reenactors and vehicles, and a smallish but friendly wargame show too.
Oh, and welcome to Alex Testo, latest 'follower', DBN Author, and quality gamer. Runs a decent hotel too, busy bloke that he is.
So, nothing really to complain about, lots of stuff on the way, and lots to be getting on with. Right after I've tidied the garage and been to the tip..