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Monday, 10 April 2017

Fubar.

 Well the best laid plans and all that seem to suffer from furbar with amazing regularity. Last week should have been the first week of my wife's partial retirement, and the start of a new daily regime for me and my better half. Initially things seemed to go to plan, but by the weekend I was back at my local A+E on both Saturday and Sunday with my wife. So wargaming and painting have taken a back seat again. So although I hope to get to Salute, I wont be packing until the morning of my trip.
  I sound like a right selfish so and so but honestly I'm not, and I should be used to things not going to plan given the number of battles I have managed to lose through fate.
Anyway she seems to be on the mend again, until the next time, so I managed to sneak upstairs to get a few things done between chores etc. So I managed to complete this little diorama. This figure is a lovely production by F+G miniz and I had to have him.He is a lovely proportioned figure, looking very manly.I have also been working on my fencing amongst other things, and behind the figure is my first attempts at broken picket fencing.Its not brilliant but I am fairly happy with the effect.
I also have managed to nearly complete a regiment of Mississippians, but somehow only painted 23 figures. Clearly acting as a carer confused my counting abilities, so I need to find another figure to make up the unit.
I also have been putting together a unit of Texans from Steve Barber Models. I love the unit, but hate having to pin and stick them together. There is usually more super glue on me than the figures. Just prior to my latest trip to hospital I got in an ancient game with John. Now I haven't fought with Hail Cesar for well over two years, but by the end of the game [ we ran out of time ] I was once again impressed with just how good the rules are.
I took on the mantle of Hannibal facing a Consular legion, and to start with everything was actually going to plan, and I appeared to have wrong footed the Romans. Famous last words of course, as my African Veterans and heavy cavalry refused to move to help the Gallic attack. Everything began to unravel very quickly after that and a defeat was staved off by running out of time. Still a great wargame and a lot of fun. 

                                                          My trial picket fencing.

13 comments:

  1. Hope Carol is ok.

    Like the FG MiniZ figures and the fences. Fingers crossed for Salute. See you there.

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    1. Thanks Colin, I havent forgotten about giving you a call either.

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    2. That's OK I have picked up from your blog posts that lots has been going on.

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    1. I think in the scheme of things you have more to mend than our lass. Ive told her to man up,luckily she cant catch me yet.

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  3. Robbie I hope your good lady is on the mend and makes a speedy recovery. Pamper and look after her - it's all brownioe points for that next big purchase you know.

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    1. Paul,
      Brownie points dont work, like all women, they say, 'it cost what?'

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  4. Robbie I hope your good lady is on the mend and makes a speedy recovery. You need to pamper and look after her for the brownie points it earns you when you want to make that next big purchase.

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  5. Well I hope you're better half gets better soon, love the sideburns on your standard bearer and the fence has come out really well I'd say.
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain,
      they are lovely casts. Re the fencing, Ive done a fair bit of snake fencing so I thought Id give some other designs a go.

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  6. Hope your wife is feeling better , like the look of your fencing , Tony

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  7. Thanks for that Tony. Ive told her that next weekend she has no chance, and better ring for help herself.

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