On a more positive note, several months ago I was very lucky to buy some unpainted Mini Figs that had belonged to Eric Knowles who was one of our first generation wargamers from the early 1950's. Yes they are a tad stiff looking but I like the simplicity of the sculpts and hope Eric is looking down from Wargamers Valhalla and approves the look of the regiment. They are part of Newcastle's Whitecoats. I only wish I knew which regiment contained the miners from County Durham that fought at Marston Moor and never came back from the battle. It would be nice to have a little back story for some of the units.There is something very poignant if you have a little bit of a historical link to a unit in ones army albeit a very tenuous one.
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Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Death warmed up anyone?
Posted by Independentwargamesgroup at Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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very colourful. Hope you've both got just normal colds and nothing more serious.ReplyDelete
Thanks Colin, unfortunately its a lot worse than a cold, but we'll never know for certain.Delete
Hope you are feeling better soon , do like the old MiniFigs .ReplyDelete
I never thought I would fall back in love with Mini Figs.Delete
Nice work, I do love the old Minifigs. Take care and rest up.ReplyDelete
Thanks Peter, I wish Id kept my old Mini Fig armies.Delete
Great looking regimentsReplyDelete
Thanks Neil, nothing like shiny soldiers to cheer one up.Delete
Nice additions, Robbie! Did the federal quartermaster run out of regulation trousers?ReplyDelete
Hope you contracted a common cold and nothing more serious.
Thanks Johnathan, re the trews, what I understand was the Oirish wore gray trousers as opposed to the usual pale blue.Delete
Great work on the figures, hope you feel better soon.ReplyDelete
Im improving slowly although Ive struggled to find my painting mojo up to now.Delete
Glad to see you stockpiled on the important stuff! Firm believer in whiskey making you better( well at least it can put you in a state of ambivalence)
I used to have a reforest of those minifig guys ( am I really that old?) came 3rd in a painting competition many many moons ago
I dont want to worry you Gram but times winged chariot is moving along rather quickly.Delete
Thanks Ray, keep busy and keep safe.Delete
Fine additions to two collections there! Take care of yourself and your better half!ReplyDelete
Thanks David. You must be taking the isolation badly with the loss of all those lunches.Delete
Robbie,keep safe!-I have been wearing a mask when I venture out,THE WIFE says it improves my looks!!ReplyDelete
Lovely paint job,as usual-keep in touch.
Great fashion idea, get a gas mask and wear it at the next wargames show. It should make for a quiet day for us punters.Delete
When will that be???-here's hoping everything will,eventually, get back to "normal" asap.Delete
Hi Robbie one of my Daughters asked her Mother today have you put the Old Bugger under the Patio yet?ReplyDelete
No Construction Workers to lift the Sod was the reply.
Watch what you are doing see you when we see you.
Ive hidden all the knives now Brian, trouble is our lass has found my craft knives!Delete
Nice looking toys Robbie...ReplyDelete
I love the shiny White Coats...
You take care of yourself...
All the best. Aly
Hopefully see you later this year Aly where you can wax lyrical about anything you want.Delete
I like the old Minifigs, and I have little doubt Eric would approve.ReplyDelete
He must have been quite a collector.Delete
Keep up the hobby stuff Robbie, and I hope you're both on the mend soon. DaveReplyDelete
Onwards and upwards Dave, and now the weekend has been postponed until November I expect to see your cheeky face at the event?Delete