No painting this week as I have been dog-sitting for a week "in foreign parts". This does not, however, mean that I have been idle on the wargaming front.
Saturday 18th July - Halifax shop where I purchased:
Caesar 105 - Goblins
The 'strap-line' is "You could resist Goblins no longer!" I cannot deny it. Will be added to my growing Fantasy collection.
Strelets 0024 - French Light Infantry (Crimean War)
Caesar 011 - Assyrian Chariot
Another contribution to my growing Assyrian army.
Wednesday 22nd July - Burnley Wargames Club:
Not that easy to find but worth the effort. A friendly group where I got roped into playing a Napoleonic scenario using a modified version of "Fire & Fury" rules. Thanks for the warm welcome lads and hope to see you at Recon.
Thursday 23rd July - Pennine Raiders (Halifax):
Seems that the wargames club had been taken in by the Raiders after they lost their former premises. The Working Mens Club soon filled up with a variety of games including Fog Renaissance, Warhammer Ancient Battles & 40k.
Saturday 25th July - "The First Colonial Soldiers"
My neighbour had taken in three weighty volume by authors Weiner Drenth & Jonathon Riley. Haven't had time for more than a quick flip through - bit disappointed that there are no colour plates but you can't have everything I suppose.
Subtitled "A survey of British overseas territories and their garrisons, 1650-1714" they should provide plenty of information about the Renaissance period.
Volume 1: the British Isles, Europe, Asia and Africa covers - the Channel Isles, Isle of Man, Dunkirk, Tangier, Gibraltar, Minorca, West Africa, East India and the Spice Islands.
Volume 2: the Americas and the Caribbean part 1: New England and the Middle Colonies.
Volume 2: the Americas and the Caribbean part 2: the Southern Colonies and the West Indies.
I have another book to read first before I can get down to a serious look-see but in due course dear reader..........