David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

A Queen, an Empress and an Emperor in waiting...

Well, Christmas is over for another year here in GHQ and we are getting ready for the last game of 2014 tomorrow, when Phil will be here for one of our occasional all day games. Not sure yet what it will be, but I'm hoping to be able to post about it before the end of the year. Back to Christmas though, just for a minute if you don't mind. I was really lucky in hobby related items in this year's Christmas stocking as I hope you'll agree.
From Phil I got two wonderful gifts. First up was the Pulp Miniatures' Jungle Queen special charity figure, who I've named 'Queen Leftitia' and who will figure in upcoming Pulp games in 2015 I'm sure ~























Secondly, a rather spiffing centre piece for our Great Detective/1940/Blandings townscape, a statue of the Queen Empress herself. I believe its the Sergeants Mess figure with an added plinth to make it more suitable for our 28mm games ~























From my son Matt and his family I got a painted Foundry special figure of Napoleon crossing the Alps after Davide, which will fit right in with my Wars of the French Revolution project as it develops over 2015 ~























And lastly, from my wife Sue, I got a rather splendid tome covering the Great War with loads of photographs and documents to illustrate the history of the war. I'm sure that will be a real find as we develop our various Great War themed games in 2015 ~























We've had a really good Christmas here with Ruth, Craig and William staying for the holiday, which enabled me to be in full time Grandad mode! The only fly in the ointment came on Boxing Day when we were stuffed at home by Swindon in a game played out in a blizzard! Oh well, what can I expect after all these years as a Walsall fan really?

10 comments:

  1. Some nice pressies there David. All excellent but the Napoleon is particularly fine.

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    1. Thanks, Mark! As you can see Matt's painting left me behind a long time since...

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  2. Not a bad little haul, glad you like your bits from me. See you in due course to suffer my last defeat of 2014 no doubt :-)

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  3. Great looking Pulp figures - and your son's Napoleon is awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Dean! I have to agree with that!

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  4. A good looking selection there, all the best for the new year and I look forward to following your posts in 2015

    Airhead

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! Hope to keep going in 2015!

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  5. Some splendid gifts there. All three figures are delightfully painted and presented.
    Wishing you and yours all the best in the year to come.
    MP

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