|British Marines 1793-95 ~ Trent Miniatures|
|Marine Command figures ~ Trent Miniatures|
|Warlord Games LDV with improvised weapons|
|Warlord Games LDV with firearms|
|Warlord Games German Heer 1940 Command and Panzer II|
|Footsore Miniatures Banker and Lady Moseley|
|Dixon Mniatures Union Cavalry|
|Closer view of ACW Union Cavalry from Dixon Miniatures|
|Warlord Games Vickers Mk VI and Renault tanks.|
Like the Panzer II above these were a gift from long time friend and
modeler Ian Bottrill.
There is a bit of history behind the Dixon ACW figures. Sue bought them for me over two years ago at the Falkirk wargames show where they were part of a bereavement sale. At £1 each they were the bargain I could n't resist. I'm glad I finally got them painted this week. In fact they were so enjoyable that I've finished half of a unit of Confederate cavalry now as well!
Similarly with the Warlord Games tanks. I've known Ian since we met at College in 1968, I was even Best Man at his wedding to Ann. We meet up from time to time, as we did last Thursday, when he surprised me with a gift of a box of painted tanks and armored cars he'd made and painted for pleasure. Downsizing after a house move was the reason for them having to go, so I gratefully rehomed them in GHQ. The gift also included a Russian tank and Italian armored car, which Phil can repurpose for the SCW I think, and an ancient Roman cart which Pompus Maximus will commandeer for our ancient games in due course.
No more painting for me this weekend though. I'm off to see Walsall play Oldham Athletic this afternoon in our first home game of the new season, full of dread as to the result as we seem dire so far! Tomorrow Matt is coming up for Lunch with Arthur and Reuben and with Ruth, Craig, William and Emma joining us for Sunday Tea I've no doubt I'll be too busy for anything else! Still, there will be an ACW game in GHQ on Monday with Phil, if I've recovered in time and his hot air balloon did n't float away...