Friday, February 22, 2013

Order up! And progress, to boot!

I ordered some Perry French, Prussians and Russians today to complete the infantry side of my Allied army. Can't beat that.  It should give me an army of nine Austrian battalions, six Prussian battalions and four Russian battalions.  Artillery and cavalry to follow.

 

I'm also finishing my Anhalt battalion, as well as my take on the "Battalion of Princes," all made from Victrix and Perry conversions. Images to follow upon completion!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

FS: George Gush's "Renaissance Armies"

I have a copy of George Gush's "Renaissance Armies" for sale. This is the second edition, in great shape, with minor shelf wear only - there is a small tear in the jacket (photo included). The inside is free and clear, in excellent shape. Asking $75 including shipping within CONUS.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

FOW Soviets for Sale

I'm selling my FOW Soviets to make room for other projects. There are a slew of figures, and I admit that I'm not a professional photographer - the photos in no way do this collection justice. Here is a list of what I have. Please be sure to note the horde of infantry at the bottom: 10 T-34s (There are three platoons of three tanks apiece, plus one command tank. The first platoon is in all-white camo; the second has white turrets and glacis only, and the third platoon is in Southwestern Front brown overspray. The command tank is in all-white camo); 2 KV-1s and three armored cars. There is also a horde of infantry. I have the following: 2 45mm AT guns with crew; 5 HMGs with crew; 18 bases of SMGs; 9 SMG command bases; 3 FO bases; 27 rifle bases; 12 rifle command bases. Here are samples of the figures. I'm happy to take more photos if you need them. I'm looking for $300 plus shipping, or best offers. I can be reached at jcbminis@hotmail.com. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spanish!


My new 15mm Essex Spanish caetrati. What say you?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Dilemma....


I'm trying to figure out what I'll be doing down the road as far as my painting goes. Here are the projects that I have going at present:

28mm ECW (for Warhammer English Civil War)
15mm Alexander/Persians (from Xyston, based for Basic Impetus)
15mm WW2 (Russians and Hungarians from Flames of War, based for God-knows-what)
28mm Marian Romans/Gauls (in plastic, from Wargames Factory and Warlord, based for WAB)

...and...

Napoleonics. But what scale?

I purchased a box of the Perry plastic French infantry, then got lucky and scored four French 6-lb. guns and 24 crew, also from Perry, through Bartertown for only $30. I've also picked up an occasional extra command pack or two, plus a pack of mounted colonels - also from Perry. I finished painting up the box of Perry plastic French infantry, but then started looking around my basement, trying to figure out what I'm going to do with them!

As best I can guess, I will probably be playing on a 4'x6' table. I like the look of big battalions, so I thought I would go with 24 figures. I base 2x2 (two in front, two figures in back) on a 40mm square base. The resulting battalion is enormously wide, and takes up a ton of room. I could base the figures at sixteen per battalion, but that arrangement makes the battalion look like a color guard, not a ferocious, all-conquering juggernaut.

So, I thought perhaps I'd shelve the 28mm route, and go with 10mm. No one has nice-enough looking figures save for Old Glory (this is my opinion only, you understand), but the flags are cast-on, and I abhor painting flags - especially undersized ones. So, what to do?

I have not yet seen the Old Glory 10mm in person - I've only seen photos - so I think I'm going to order a pack, paint it, and see how I like it before deciding for certain and taking the plunge. Photos and full report to follow!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Never Talk With Your Mouth Full


Things have been a little quiet here, but I do plan to start making meaningful posts in the near, near future. I got a bit busy with Thanksgiving (Happy Turkey Day, folks!) and with some family issues, but there will be actual content - meaningful content - on the blog soon.

Thanks for your patience, and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who are celebrating.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Sad Passing

Stefanie Spielman, wife of former Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman, passed away today at the age of 42. She battled breast cancer for years, and was a tireless crusader for breast cancer awareness and research. Here is the URL link to the story from the Columbus Dispatch:

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/11/19/stefanie-spielman-loses-cancer-battle.html

Chris Spielman was a ferocious, All-American linebacker at Ohio State, and was a Pro Bowler in the NFL, playing for the Detroit Lions, the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Clowns. He was a devastating hitter and had a motor second to none, but even Chris admitted that Stefanie was the toughest member of his household.

My sister has been fighting cancer for over a decade, and this story really hits home for our family. The Spielmans have four children. Please say a prayer for the Spielman family tonight.

Go Bucks, Chris! Stefanie showed us all what fighting spirit was all about.