Thursday, 5 January 2012

Lets get started

In a way I am thankful that last year is over as I did not even finish painting a box of figures, which over the last couple of years I have done just that. All I achieved was a grand total of 18 figures and they were for my Prussian Foot Artillery unit. I have nearly finished the last six and hope to do them this month. So I can now set my sights on the painting programme for this year. I still have a lot of DIY to do but I am going to give myself more time for my hobby this year.
So a new year has already started and unless new sets of Napoleonic figures come out this year, this could be a low spending year. Last year I spent a total of £54.07 pence on 18 items which again, most of that has gone on new paint tins.

  • 10 PAINT TINS £13.55
  • 1 PVA GLUE £1.00
  • 1 SET OF (9 pairs) EARRINGS £6.50
  • 2 FIGURES (Boxes) £13.74
  • 1 SHOWS (Entry Fee) £6.00
  • 1 DOORMATS £8.99

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


The first entry of the New Year and So may I wish you all a very Happy New Year.
I hope that you all have received some lovely gifts for your hobby at Christmas as I did. Santa gave me two wargaming books the first one was Charles S Grant- The War Game and the second Donald Featherstone’s- Solo Wargaming.Both on my list to get.
After all the Turkey and mince pies and watching too much TV and drink, a new year has begun. So what is in store for us all this year, well Hat have not given any clues to any new Napoleonic set’s as yet, but they did say that the Prussian Hussar’s and Brunswick cavalry will both be out this year. No doubt that they will have a few more up their sleeves which we know nothing about. Still with no new sets till later on this year, it will give me a little chance to catch up on my painting.

Now saying that, I would love to also wargame some colonial games, like the Zulu Wars mainly Isandlwara/Rorke’s Drift as in the films. Esci brought out the first plastic figures for this way back in 1984 for British infantry and the Zulu warriors. At the time, I brought one box of British and two boxes of warriors. Painted some of each but did not get any further than that. Now Hat have made their own Zulu’s, and some Natal units with British artillery and lancers out very soon. Now I must admit that these look very good and very tempting to buy. This is one project I will have to think hard about as it is already taking me so long to paint my Napoleonic army. I am hopeful that this year will be better for me whatever I do in my hobby and I hope for you too!