The summer holidays have remained a busy time. Although I haven’t done too much gaming (I do have another ACW battle to blog) I have managed to keep pushing on with painting.
First up I have completed (missing grass) an Arab Infantry unit. This are for the first millennium project which is slowly developing I need to knuckle under and get some cavalry done now both Spanish knights and two full units of Arab cavalry. The shields were a bit of an experiment. They have worked partially and look fine from a distance
Next up I finished my Federal skirmishers, the Perry Infantry comes with a small sprue of these in each box so I have quite a few, here are 16 which should be enough, I have worked up some additional rules for them so when I have some Rebels they can make an appearance. I might also think about using them in a skirmish game ?
After our holiday in Seahouses I had some time visiting relatives and spending some time with the kids. As it happened this found me driving past Peterborough last Sunday and I popped into the local Hereward Wargame Show. It was slightly smaller than I expected and judging from previous photos perhaps slightly less well attended ? Anyway it was on the way home......
I only took one photo of a game which caught my eye. This lovely Air combat game over Malta I think. I had a good chat to the guys and was really impressed by the effort they had put in.
I did manage to pick up a couple of bits from the B and B, you can NEVER have too many fences or paint brushes. The building is an interesting one no idea who makes it but it is a 3D print I think and very flexible as a rural cottage. So I’ll get it painted up.
I also had my birthday and although I got my age wrong ! (Honestly) I had a few nice gifts, pride of place though went to this little beauty , the new tic 38(t) my mate had made and painted it, including the driver. I just added a little more weathering and the transfers.😀😀😀
So the final bit of this post was to flag that I have organised another trip to the USA yeepee and this is rapidly coming up. Early october will see me visiting the main battlefields in the western theatre starting in Nashville, I have some flexibility but plan to take in Fort Donaldson, Shiloh, Chattanooga, Chickamauga and look out mountain, Kenesaw Mountain and Stones River. Museums and other smaller battlefields where they cross my path.
I would be interested for any local advice as I know a few of you have been in the past. I will probably try and blog a diary of the trip as I did when I visited Virginia a couple of years ago.😀