Sunday, 26 February 2017

Exemplary Customer Service

Like many I'm a collector of rules and books most of which never get past the browse and inspire stage.

Recently I purchased "We Shall Meet in Vienna" a source book by The Wargaming Company. Ostensibly this is for The Wargaming Company's own rule set "Et Sans Resultant" which I don't own but there are conversion charts for several rule sets I do use (or at least aspire to).

I purchased the book from Magister Militum The Wargaming Company's European distributors.

A couple of weeks after the purchase I got a letter from The Wargaming Company; there was an error in one of the scenarios and the letter apologised for this and provided two sticky labels to replace the passages!

The thing is I've never had direct contact with The Wargaming Company and they are based in the US. Which means they must have gone well out of their way to get in touch!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Back to the Lily Banners

After the trip to Dumfries I got the 1690s bug again. But what to paint, after all I'd very much exhausted the Huguenots. Fortunately Mr Hilton of League of Augsburg fame had furnished me with a number of options over the two days of the engagement.

So, simply copying the order of battle from that weekend I have started on the Danish regiment Funen, which are in a fetching green; makes a change from the drab grey of my other troops.


These troops are in sabot bases so they can be used for Donnybrook too.

All figures are Warfare Miniatures

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Marking Progress

Or should that be marking time?

In another, probably vain, attempt to encourage more brush on figure action and reduce my internet procrastination, I've introduced a small counter on the right hand side of the page. This simply records how many miniatures I've managed to daub this year and how many I've bought. The hope is to outstrip purchases with completed figures and thus transmutate that mountain of fresh lead in the garage to something useful (in as useful as painted toy soldiers can be).

January saw a whole six figures completed - they'll appear on the blog soon! A quick calculation tells me at this rate I'll complete a whole  seventy two figures this year, which means I can buy seventy one figures this year...

So that resolution will last until Falkirk then.