Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Witterings...

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..

8 comments:

Richie the Darklord said...

There is indeed much to look forward to. I was thinking of going to Sheffield Triples this year but I'm not too sure now that I've found out it's the week after Salute (don't want to blow all my money in a fortnight lol).

General Nuisance said...

Thanks for sharing your photos and such. I always enjoy looking at other's work.
To see mine, go to www.smallworldproductions.blogspot.com.

I look forward to seeing more of your models.

Peeler said...

Hi Rich, Triples is a good show, been before, but aye, the week after Salute..maybe next year eh!
Hi General Nuisance, good name, thanks for your post, I'll have a look at yours, cheers.

Peeler said...

GN, something doesn't seem to be working on that link..I'll try later.

Grumpy Old Man said...

Hey up Peeler old lad, what's this, a blog? Is this the blog that Uriah got peeved about you advertising, have you fallen out? Anyway just thought I'd sign in and say hi, as I use other forums these days and not the emporium any more.

Peeler said...

Now then Grumpy, good to hear from you, hope all's well with you and yours. :-)Yes indeed, thought I'd try me own Blog thing, likewise I'm not on the old emporium any more, but I do use the Sites as Linked here, so no doubt wil see you on them here and there. ;-)

Grumpy Old Man said...

yes young Mark, no doubt our paths will cross. I looked in on the emporium last night, but its the same old indecipherable drivel and ranting, like a drunken Ukranian. So I won't be heading back there any time soon. Like what youv'e done here, even though you are using the figure scales of the Devil, 10mm etc. Keep it up and speak to ya soon.

Peeler said...

:-) Yes, I know what you mean, I won't be either. I have nothing to do with that that bloke Lucifer, (as in the Devil's scale), I'd lock him up for BoP if I met him. My latest, is in 25mm, more to your taste maybe eh!Good to hear from you mate, and I hope your retirement is going well. Only 8 years to go....:-)