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.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Girding One's Loins...

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!

10 comments:

  1. Have fun with the girding! The Hovels church us lovely. Looking forward to seeing it.

    Sorted out all my FRW figures and I do t have enough French.....or I have too many Russians.

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    1. The church and gravestones are finished, as ar the last two pieces of wall, so all ready to base! As to this 'enough', are you really sure you're a wargamer?

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    2. Yes, you can never have too much of something you don't need in the first place!

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  2. I used to say I had to gird up my loins before playing a game. Probably given my ample size at the time, I was advised that was an image people preferred not to imagine.

    Just jealous, I'm sure.

    Best regards,

    Chris Johnson

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  3. Whoops, that should have been "gird up my MENTAL loins". Eh, they probably didn't want to envision that either.

    CJ

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    1. Loins, of all sizes, will benefit from girding from time to time, so keep at it!

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  4. Good going DB, expect to see the town complete on the table Monday ;-)

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    1. It's finished and ready for basing. Jon says the bases are ready for collection at Barrage tomorrow. All being well, it will be there for you on Monday week.

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    2. That's what one likes to hear, true industry.

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    3. I refer you to the next Blog entry.

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