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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Texan Brigade.

Well I've completed the units for my Texan Brigade, all five regiments. They're not my best work, but they still look presentable. The figures are a mix of First Corps and old Foundry figures. So the project is nearing completion, although my priority has to be the Union artillery batteries as I am very short of guns. The problem is that I want to complete the 79th New York Volunteers [ Highland] regiment, and the Virginia Military Cadet regiment before I return to the more mundane stuff.


 This is my Command base for the Union, ready for my inaugural 28mm Picketts Charge game.The figures are a couple of excellent FGZ figures with some plastic ephemera scattered around to make up a scene. So I am still making progress, albeit a bit slower than I would like, hopefully I will apply myself a bit better over the next couple of weeks. Except next weekend is the AMG wargames weekender, although I'm not certain if that is still the title that we can use. But whats in a name, I just hope it is a great success with some great games fought and a lot of wargames chat, chatted.
 On a final note; a few weeks ago I made the mistake of wanting to expand my blog readership, and thinking that joining Facebook would help, I blithely joined against my better judgement. I think I have touched on this organisation before, concerning a murder inquiry I was file officer for, and just how obstructive and arrogant they were, bearing in mind this was a child murder.
 I now realise just what a bad move joining was, as I am continually bombarded with some very worrying views attached to various posts. One concerned how Hitler  had ONLY killed six million Jews and wasnt as bad as the Tories! and that was quite a mild comment. Others concerned how it was the fault of successive British governments who were responsible for the murders in the last three terrorist attacks. Its pretty clear that Facebook was not a good idea, and I have opened a Pandora's Box filled with some very very troubled people.  And of course the Founder has now set himself on a course to stand in the next Presidential Elections, posing as a young Bernie Sanders, God Help America if that should happen, what a vile thing it is.  Now if I can find out how to leave the damned thing. But on a happier note, wargamers seem more grounded and in the main sensible, except where buying more toys is concerned.

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    1. Thanks Colin, hopefully see you Tuesday.

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  2. Lovely figures! Good luck extricating yourself from the Facebook web. They make it damned difficult to do so. God help if what's his face is serious. He'd probably win. And to think people laughed about Ross Perot back in '92.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Ive been watching Zuckerberg's progress this past year.Naturally he has picked up lots of 'followers' as he talks of a new way forward.You'll know better than me,but between his youth, profile and cash he could easily do it.

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  3. They look fine Robbie.
    a weekend of good gaming is something we all need I think after the bitter election campaign. No matter which party you support, if you post a response then expect to get trolled. Facebook can be an ugly arena in which to air differences and rarely are they done in a polite manner.

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    1. You know Paul, there are a lot of troubled angry and badly informed people in this country. Some of the guff that is accepted as the truth is very worrying. Sadly there is no defence to ignorance.

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    2. Those Texans are rather good Robbie. Best of luck today.

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    3. Escaping from FB is not too hard.........but do you really want to? The fake news and Britain First I can do without but in the end it gets to be very funny how many folks actually believe all the crap they read.

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  4. Hi Robbie like the Texans.
    I have heard that Escaping from Facebook is like
    trying to cancel Readers Digest!!
    Best of luck.

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    1. Ah readers digest, that takes me back to the dentists.

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  5. Lovely figures. Well done!

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  6. Lovely texans, I am even more sure I want to avoid joining Facebook now!
    Best Iain

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