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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Everyone's at it.

Well 2012 has gone,and the majority of the posts I've read,talk of the future,and also look back at what was achieved by them in 2012.
 Well all I would like to say about last year was I did all right. I completed my table, painted quite a few figures for my SYW project,and started a new project,ie the army of Cesare Borgia.
 I would have liked to have bought less and painted more,but probably like most war gamers the obsession just keeps on growing and its hard to say no.

 Highlights for me in 2012,apart from my new room were;
1] Making the Miniature War games magazine for December with a nice account by Paul Stevenson. Its been a while since I got a mention in the War game press,but it was a good feeling.

2] Picking up,entirely by accident enough painted French figures for three regiments by a manufacturer that still haven't identified. I have repainted two,and they came up really well.

3] Rapidly increasing the size of my Hessian/Brunswick Hanoverian army, by repainting lots of painted Hinchliffe Prussians. Only three regiments to repaint!

4] Buying a nice unit of painted Willie Irish from Iain Gale, saying that I already have two Irish units part painted.Still you can never have enough Irish.

5] Derby Wargames show.

6] Smoggycon.

 Now that I am nearing the completion of the allied contingent,my thoughts have turned to what I do with the spare mountain of unpainted SYW figures. The answer came to me while re reading the
 Wargame Companion.
 Why not finish the imaginary army that I started. God knows what I'll do with them,but the idea appealed so much that I have decided to go with this as my 2013 project. Obviously this will run parallel to the renaissance project,but I find that switching painting between periods keeps my interest.
 Perhaps I will get an invite to the game at Ayton. Somehow I dont think that will happen,but I can always hope.
 Anyway,Happy New Year and all that.



6 comments:

  1. I think that if you are a regular on the WD3 forum than you don't require an invite to the annual Ayton game. You just show up with your troops (if you bring any) and play in the game. How do you become a regular? Just post some comments or start some threads, it's as simple as that.

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    1. Afternoon,
      And a Happy New Year.
      I am actually a member of WD3 and have been for for sometime.I have had trouble actually posting anything on there,God knows why.
      The last time I actually attempted to join in,I'm afraid it caused Henry Hyde to become very upset.
      As a consequence I have never attempted to go back,although it always looked a decent weekend .
      Anyway thanks for the suggestion,and well done for your great blog.
      Robbie.

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  2. Do you really want to go to Ayton? They ignored me when I was down there I think the VBCW game I did was beneath them!!
    We can always put our own game on!!!
    I have the notes and pics on the figures I stole from you when you bought your last lot from Iain!! PM me and I will forward details

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    1. Afternoon Graham,
      Well at least you actually got there.
      You mentioned that you were considering selling some of these figures off,were you not.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  3. Yeah lost your e.mail if you contact me I will send details

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  4. "amalgamated grenadiers didn't have standards, but, I like flags,and I'm sorry but in my opinion they look better with a flag.". It's YOUR army, and visual appeal is an essential element of our games -otherwise we would be playing boardgames!

    Looking eagerly forward to discover your Imagi-Nation army.
    Best wishes

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2013
Smoggycon 2013

Smoggycon 2012

Smoggycon 2012
Smoggycon 2012

Smoogycon 2009

Smoogycon 2009
My French getting another beating