Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Catching up from Christmas and New Year ?

My regular followers will have noticed I have been quiet for a couple of weeks or so here on the blog. A combination of a very pleasant Christmas with the family and unfortunately some health issues for my wife, these are not fully resolved yet but the NHS are working on a plan. All these means I haven’t managed a game recently but hopefully next weekend.

I have however kept up the painting and decided for the impending new year I need to light a fire under one of those projects which has been waiting to get started, the Russian Civil War. I picked up the desire to game the period ages ago at the British Library and picked up a small force of White Russians from fellow blogger Phil 😀 thanks Phil.
The new year hasn’t improved my photos but first up a unit of classic White Russian infantry one of the colourful units from Southern Russian theatre.
A second unit of slightly more bedraggled White Russian infantry, their uniforms mean they have probabaly walked a long way 
Lastly a maxim machine gun.

So three units, I have a commander, some cavalry and a artillery piece to paint as well giving six units (if we use bolt action) for the force, I will then be buying some more infantry and some ‘Reds’ to fight them against. Of course the benefit is I have a number of vehicles, trucks and so on which can be used immediately and terrain is already good to go.
I also spend a couple of days over the holiday converting one of the basic mdf buildings I have into something for the ACW, if you are interested there are pictures of the other conversions on the blog

Thanks as always for reading hopefully I will continue to get some hobby time and get some battles in soon in 2019 🙂

22 comments:

  1. All good stuff. I hope your wife feels better soon.

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  2. Great looking Russians and terrain, Matt. Prayers for a speedy recovery for the missus.

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  3. Your Russians are really nice! Good sculpting and super brushwork. Who makes the models? Tsuba?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan , figures are Copplestone Castings, quote on the big/chunky side of 28 mm but a pleasure to paint really strong bold castings.

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  4. Nice to see the figures with some paint on, a fine start Matt. Trust the NHS sort your wife's health out promptly.

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    1. Thanks Phil lovely figures to paint i’ll Be getting some more Copplestone figures🙂

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  5. Very sorry to hear about your wife’s health issues, hope it is soon sorted by our wonderful NHS. I like the Russians and the house, though that hardly matters against the personal issues. I hope the painting helps steady you.

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    1. Thanks David, we are working through the challenges, painting a wonderful tonic 😀

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  6. Welcome to 2019 and a lot of health for your wife!

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  7. Hi Matt, the MDF building conversion went well, a very worthwhile project. Hope your wife moves to better health ASAP.

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    1. Thanks Norm a very simple conversion using lots of glue and cardboard !🙂

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  8. Great to see you back in the saddle. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the dear lady wife.

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    1. Thanks Michael hopefully lots of painting and gaming to come 🙂

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  9. Very nice, have a force of these ready to fight and a lot of NW frontier types if we want to fight in southern russia

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  10. Best wishes for healthy wives.
    Good painting as usual. The house is especially pretty. 😀

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    1. Thanks Stew, not sure if the blue is totally correct but it has a vintage feel🤔

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  11. Lovely Russians! Best of luck to your wife.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain I think I need to get some more soon, certainly a pleasure to paint

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