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.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Confined to Quarters!

Not a great deal of hobby related activity here in GHQ since last week I was struck down with a bad attack of Gastroenteritis while away with Sue in Chester. It spoilt our break as you can imagine. It’s also meant no progress in GHQ on the painting front and definitely no chance of any games ~ both cancelled this week sadly! As I seem to have rallied I can post something though, the last figures I finished before this blew up, together with something Phil has been painting up for me. Two limber sets from Eureka for my French Horse Artillery in my Wars of the French Revolution project ~












Thanks to Pete Barfield, a stalwart of the VBCW scene, I now have flags for more of my formations in my own corner of the VBCW in Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire. Firstly for the Wightwick Manor Rifles, a mixture of garden and house staff ~


















The figures are all from Footsore of course: the Old General;Toff and Butler; the new Gardeners; and the new City Gents. The Gardeners are lovely figures, less so the City Gents I thought, but that’s just me ~


I also added a flag for Mander’s Horse and a generic Anglican League flag, the latter found for free on the web ~

Finally for the VBCW/Operation Zeelowe games an ambulance from Shropshire! A model I found for £1.00 in an Antique Emporium in South Staffordshire ~

To end the post, I mentioned that Phil had painted something new for me. A German Infantry gun and crew, by Warlord Games, for our 1940 games. I think it’s fine, hope you do ~
Now, back to resting I think! Pop by next week when I hope to have more to report!




24 comments:

  1. All beautiful additions to your collections. Can't be much fun and hope you fully recover soon.

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    1. Thank You William, much appreciated.

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  2. All lovely stuff to admire.....especially the flags and the german 75. The less said about your illness the better but hope you are better soon 😱

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    1. Thanks for your good wishes Matt. I may have edged Usain Bolt over 5 yards!

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  3. Glad you are on the mend, hope you are fighting fit for Monday :~) On a cheery note we now have more towelling from Shropshire to make more Shropshire :~)

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    1. Not to mention Staffordshire!

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    2. Plus other less exotic climes.

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    3. Bhyklabad to Bilbrook in fact...

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  4. hope you get better soon. it's not much fun is it?

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    1. Definitely not high on my list of must do again experiences!

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  5. Glad you are on the mend old boy...
    I do believe that painting toy soldiers is one of the most therapeutic things you can do...
    So ...paint more ...live longer...

    All the best. Aly

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  6. A friend who got me into cartography lives in Wightwick Manor, small world again.

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    1. Yes, his father is a friend and lives at the other end of the village.

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  7. I see you don't let sickness keep you down in getting things off the painting desk!

    Christopher

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    1. Carrying them into GHQ was all I could manage.

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  8. Woe..woe..woe & thrice woe! I trust we are feeling better?

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    1. Well? I’d like to be after this time! Hope to be fighting fit for next Wednesday’s ECW game.

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    2. Are you attempting to add a bit of realism to your wargaming ;-)

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    3. Realism in wargaming? Now it’s you who must be ill!

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  9. Rotten luck on the illness front, the limbers look great as does the civil war mob and the German gun.
    Best Iain

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