Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Surprises and Weaknesses

Okay, a nice surprise and bit of weakness here. Last week I received a package that I didn't expect but proved to be the last instalment of the Kensei Indiegogo from last year.

Some excellent sculpts in there but no idea how I will ever get it painted.

But it all fits very well with the Okko skirmish game and miniatures I bought a few years back (the game has 2D cardboard cutouts rather than miniatures), and could easily tie in with samurai. I expect there to be a flood of second hand samurai miniatures in a few years when the Ronin hype has passed.

The weakness is that I fell for the Conan kickstarter. I played the game at Essen and it has real promise, while the minis are beautiful and plenty. So it was good I did away with the ban on buying new games. That was quite the easiest NYR of last year.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Out of Sight

But you are not out of mind. I've been meaning to post stuff, but now that I'm working again, time is very short and deadline for The Book is fast approaching.

So a little snippet from what I've been working on.

Nice to find a letter from the Prince of Orange to his dad on June 13th 1815 saying all quiet on the western front.

Obviously in his best handwriting! The letter is no great discovery, but a nice lieu de mémoire.