Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year From The General

Well another year has passed us by and it has not been a great year for me in terms of my hobby.
It seems that a lot of people on their blogs are already writing lists of projects to do with figures to paint for 2017 and if you do follow this blog then you will know that I have never done this as it would put pressure on me to complete certain tasks that I set myself at the start of the year.

So all I can say is that I must start painting again as I have only painted 35 figures over the past four years. That does bother me as when I started to do this blog, I set out to paint about 100+ figures a year.

So what has happened in 2016? Well I did do a lot of reading which I have never done before and that seems to be a substitute for not painting. Collected a few terrain pieces and I have even cleared up my little wargaming cupboard.  Also another reason why I have failed to do anything is that there has been no new figures to collect over the past couple of years. If and when the plastic companies do then it might just light that spark which I need.

Still a new year is about to start and I would like to wish you all especially my followers all the very best for 2017. I will keep this blog up to date with the lapels that I have started and hope to add some pictures of the units I have painted over the years.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Thank You Family

Out of my lovely presents for Christmas I did manage to be given these this year.
Top Left is the Osprey book 476 “Napoleon’s Swiss Troops”.  Finding information about this lot is very hard to find on the internet. So I asked for this in hoping that it will give me the answers that I am looking for. Top right is a paperback book by Donald Featherstone’s “Wargaming Campaigns”. Although I now own quite a few of his books which I have been building up over the last few years, this one is another John Curry re-print in 2009. In the centre is the S&A Scenics “vineyard” terrain piece that my partner picked up for me at this year’s SELWG. Although it’s for 28mm scale, it fits in just right for my 20mm armies.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas From The General

Well it’s that time of year once again and another year that has seemed to fly by. I would like to thank my eight followers once again this year and maybe I’ll have some more next year? 
If you are one of the many people that have taken a look at my blog over the year then I wish you all the best for the coming year and hope that this blog has been some interest to you.
So if you are visiting friends or family over the Christmas period I hope that you will be treated to some lovely gifts this year. 
It has not been a great year for me once again as I have still not had the desire to start painting any of my figures that are nearly or half finished. But I hope that I can take up the rains and start once again to build up my painted armies. Although I have published more editorial on the blog this year, I hope to do even more for 2017.

A Very Merry Christmas to You and Your Family

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Visit Your Local Library

While I was out shopping a few days ago, I visited my local library in the high street and found that they had a second hand books sale on. Taking a quick look through the many books on offer I found this book by Correlli Barnett “Bonaparte”.
I have never heard of the author but at just twenty pence for the book I have taken the chance to read this book. The book is not in very good condition as it looks as if it’s been in a damp place for storage but after all it was published in 1978. The A4 book has fifteen chapters of the life and times of Napoleon. This has now been added to my little pile of books that is now growing to read.