It's my birthday! Woohoo!! 21 today!!
Oi! You at the back! I'll have none of those comments about "how many bloody times has she been 21 already?" if you don't mind!
And the scary part (other than the number of times I've been 21) is that it's Ray's 44th (or 45th if you believe Fran) birthday today as well (the birthday being today, not the 44th or 45th part).
Having got up earlier than my body and brain like this morning in case my Amazon delivery arrived early on, I was particularly annoyed that it didn't turn up until after 5pm. If I'd known they would be delivering it that late, I could have gone out for a few hours to do shopping and stuff.
Anyway, the books arrived and I've been taking a flick through the FoG:R rulebook to see what the differences are from FoG:AM. It looks to be much more straightforward in fact.
Making My Mind Up
Right, so, well, errrmmm....
Yesterday I posted that I had pretty much settled on Early Thirty Years War German Protestant as the army I'd be building initially for FoG:R. However, I've been having second, third and fourth thoughts about it and am now thinking about
Danish! Besides having plenty of information about uniform colours and flags available, it offers plenty of opportunity for fun pastry-based Latin mottos on regimental standards, eg Diligit Deus Noster Scilis (God Loves Our Pastry).
Mind you, I could plump for Saxony with the E30YWGermProt list, and use Saxon's discography to provide mottos (again, suitably translated into Latin).
Alternatively, if I'm clever about it, I could make up removable standards using thin brass tubing that can slip over pikes which would allow me to use the figures for whichever nation I care to. That sounds a much better plan, doesn't it?
A Distinct Lack of Painting
Getting up earlier than my body and brain like me to is not good for painting, so I haven't done any yet today. I'm still not really up to detail painting, so I might just do some easy stuff on the Alans and Scythians - black dry-brushing tails, manes and cannons of the horses destined to be bays and either applying the appropriate washes or dry-brushing the armour of the Scythians if I have time.