Saturday, 24 January 2015

First Painted Figures of the year!

Last night I managed to finish off my second batch of Airfix Prussian Landwehr Infantry that I started painting way back in 2010. If you follow this blog, then you will know that I have not painted much in over two years. Sorry to say that the pictures are not all that good but they do give you a bit of an idea of how they look.

The good news is that I am very much back in the saddle and the next batch is well under way.
The regiment is the 2/3rd Elba and I am very pleased in how these have turned out after such a long time away from painting. So my painted total for 2015 stands at just 12 figures (although I have painted and completed the French Carabineers horses last year. Riders to follow)


Sunday, 11 January 2015

New Napoleonic Sets Needed for Waterloo 200

I thought that I might take a look at what’s going on with any of the plastic companies to mark the bicentenary for Waterloo.
Well to date I have seen two. The first comes from Revell’s with the Battle of Waterloo 200th Anniversary Set No RV 2450. Although this set is coming out in March, there does not seem to be anything on their web site to say what is in the box. We can only guess that it will be their old sets British Life Guards, French Old Guard and the Prussian Infantry. But nice to see a new gift set on offer?

The next is no surprise from Airfix with their old Waterloo farm set now called Battle of Waterloo 1815-2015 Gift Set. They do not say when this is available but you can pre-order the set on their web site. The price has gone up from £35 to just under £40 this time round. No new figures in the set so we have the same old favourites. It’s a shame that Airfix have not made any new Napoleonic to add to their old list but we can only hope that they do.

The Company that I am waiting for is Hat. They did not do many new sets last year and I hope that they will bring out some new sets that are long waited for very soon.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Bicentenary Waterloo Medal 1815-2015

Picture of the medal from their site
In 1815 the Duke of Wellington proposed that everyone who fought in the British Army at Waterloo should be honoured with a medal, and 37,500 Campaign medals were originally made. 

To celebrate the bicentenary of the battle of Waterloo, The Royal London Mint have minted a solid bronze medal 36 mm in diameter  to remember that famous battle 200 years ago this year. A total of 500,000 are to be minted and only one per household may be sold.  

For a price of £2.95 plus £2.50 for P + P you will receive an official Waterloo 200 Medal folder containing the Certificate of Authenticity from the Worchester Medal Service.
The folder provides you with important Historical Background Information of the Battle of Waterloo and your very own Commemorative Waterloo Campaign Medal safe and elegantly. 

I have purchased one of these and it will be the nearest thing that I will ever get to owning my own Waterloo Medal. It’s a shame that it does not come with the Waterloo ribbon but for £5.45 pence I hope it’s going to be a good item to own even though they say it's "Free"!

Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year and over 12, 000 Hits!

A Very Happy New Year to all who follow my blog.
I had one related wargaming item at Christmas to add to my book self and that was the “WATERLOO” by Bernard Cornwell. Now I have had no time to start reading this book but I have had a quick flick through to see what this fantastic book has to offer and it looks very good. Loads of pictures and maps to look at. I hope to start reading this book soon, so look out for the review.

 I have also seen that just before New Year that I have had a total of 12,118 hits. If you are just one of these who takes a look now and then, I would like to thank each and every one of you and hope that you will continue to look here. why not become a follower and receive any updates via e-mail before any one else.