Phil has gone off on a well earned break and Jon continues to be beset by real life issues, so I am the real "Billy Nomates" for a while! But, nothing daunted, I have 'girded up my loins' and set too with the trusty sable size 000 in an attempt to finish the Trent Miniatures figures I bought at Partizan. I've completed eight Hanoverian infantry to bring the second regiment up to strength and also added another base of French skirmishers. Now I've embarked on a French Light Infantry regiment, using the Elites with bicorns for the Chasseurs. Those wearing the bearskin I've deployed as Carabiniers and Voltigeurs. Now, I realise this is pushing the envelope a little in more than one direction, but it's a case of needs must. Trent only have one Light Infantry type, the 14th in mirleton, so I've had to improvise. I've also started to paint the Hovels church for my town, though it's proved slow going at the base coat stage! I have all the base colours finished now, so it can be onward with the dry brushing stage tomorrow! I'm due to collect the specially cut MDF bases, which Jon kindly ordered for me, on Sunday at Barrage, the local Stafford show, so I need to press on to complete the church when I can. I also have eight more Light Infantry to finish after the last four Chasseurs are highlighted.
As I just mentioned its the Stafford wargames show, Barrage, on Sunday at the Blessed William Howard School. If you live locally I hope you will pop into the show and support a local group's efforts. With the demise of Sheffield Triples sounding a warning bell, shows need all our support if they are going to survive and prosper! If you need any help in organising yourself in this, or any aspect of our hobby, I refer you to the diagram below ~
Now, with mine well and truely girded its back to church!