Thursday, 27 November 2014

100,000 Hits And Some Work

A few people have hit milestones this week. Mine might be so grand but I think I am doing okay. I guess that I am happy enough that the blog is not a total flop.

I think I have spent more time on eBay in the last few weeks than I have spent painting. Somewhere along the line I have purchased a 28mm ECW army in plastic for what seemed like a great deal. I have managed to get hold of some figures that I was after for the still in the distance, X-Com game. I got hold of some plastic Dryads which are planned to be used for the not so far in the distance, death by trees game. There is a lot more besides. Aside from the ECW stuff, I seem to have a lot of GW stuff all of a sudden. I think I have purchased more GW stuff in the last fortnight than I have in the last ten years.

I have been painting stuff that I could see because my magnifying lamp has been US. I have now figured out a way to use it, involving a lamp base and a wedge so I should be able to do some detail work and finish what on the table, if I don't do the ECW army first.
The workbench before the ECW stuff arrived

Whilst I have been sat around, I have been working on some ECW rules that I have been playing around with for ages. They are now ready for play testing, I just need some figures based up, which now that I have the army, might actually happen.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Eleventh Hour Of The Eleventh Day Of The Eleventh Month

I was in Tesco the other day and there was this old squaddie, I guess he was in his late seventies sat there selling poppies. He was neatly turned out, in his beret, blazer and meddles. I recognised the cap badge as a unit my grandfather had been in during world war one and it no longer exists. I was having a chat with him and it took me a moment to realise that he was blind. I guess it's difficult to comprehend what that generation gave up but it is important t remember what they gave up and what so many have given up since.