Despite Brexit, Covid 19, National lockdown and a snap snowfall in Scotland - A one tonne pallet arrived from Lithuania via Thames Gateway and I unloaded it this morning.
A Taste of Victory! will ship to pre order customers on Monday and Tuesday next week which is 10 days earlier than I had anticipated. Hurrah!
I am happy that this project got from drawing board to market quicker than any I have...
|Wonderful cover art by Neil Roberts|
I have been talking about it on an off over the last few months. We are pretty much there now. Over the next few weeks the first full scenarios book for BLB 3rd edition will be sent to print.
|Each scenario begins with some historical context|
The book is entitled A Taste of Victoryand offers eighteen scenarios set between 1676 and 1693. The table set ups are all...
The book reached its first customer on August 16th and now seems to have arrived in most corners of the globe. It was a massive relief to finish this project which had been all consuming for over eighteen months.
The final decision to print is always a bit like betting £50,000 on red. You know there is a risk that something will not be right but having checked and checked, you can't find it. It was...
|various pikemen - Sedgemoor? Derry? Boston?|
It took a while but I finally got the lot painted and Toggy did some too! This post is just to illustrate the potential of these beautiful models.
|Armed wth scythes, polearms and short pikes - Raparees? Huguenots? Town mob?|
I really enjoyed painting them - so easy.
|The musketmen - each has 4 arm variants so multiply the horde by four and there is still no...|
The possibilities with these figures are enormous. With fifteen marching /advancing musketeers in three sets of five, each with four arm variants we offer 60 variants on the musketeers.
With the open handed models depending on the weapons used - scythes, short pikes, pole-arms, long pikes etc the options are there for a further 60 variants.
These are the first of a series of 'real' people in 'real'...
|Military coats and informal equipment|
Back where it all began. A passionate interest in the wars between 1685 and 1721. No idea that I would become the owner of a figure company. Inheriting someone else's idea of how things should be done and trying to work with that whilst always wanting to move things in a slightly different direction. Picking up on ideas started by someone else which needed...
|I was almost incontinent with excitement on seeing this level of detail.|
I am an unashamed Naval Nut and always have been. It doesn't matter what the subject is, if its in the water and looks remotely interesting I'll be all over it.
|Den Helder is home port to the Dutch fleet - Belgian frigate Leopold I in centre|
Having accidentally come across some pictures of the ship diorama at Texel about a year...
This action takes place somewhere in North America in the 1680's and pits English armed frontiersmen and soldiers facing off against native Americans. The English forces have been off raiding French settlements and two wagon loads...