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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Sever Years War armies).

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wednesday Update 06 September

I've had quite a relaxed-but-busy day. This morning I headed into central London to pick up some sheets of latex foam - more on that later. As I was nearby, I thought I'd pop into Orcs Nest then realised they don't open until 11am. Oh well, a quick coffee and croissant, then on to Foyles for a browse while killing half-an-hour or so. Books may have been purchased...

I got to Orcs Nest just as they were opening and made a couple of purchases, then headed home. About 10 minutes after I'd got back and unpacked my goodies, the doorbell rang - a parcel of goodies for me.

Today's goodies:

The Norman Knights are the start of a planned winter project - a 28mm army for ADLG. As for the dragon, well, it's a dragon! Why not?

There was another book (Alfred Bester's "The Demolished Man") but that wasn't wargames related so I didn't include it in this pic:

What inspired me to buy these? Well, I had been thinking about what else I could use my jungle terrain for and came to the conclusion that Burma and the South Pacific campaigns of WW2 would be interesting to do.

Ahh, but what's in that box? Well, I'm sure you can make out the branding and will relaise that it's from Shapeways so it must be the TIE fighters I ordered at the weekend. Here are some close-ups:

TIE fighters

TIE interceptors

The lot - 24 pegs of fighters, 12 pegs of interceptors

Seven Years War Russians

I finished painting the grenadiers yesterday and brushed on a coat of matt varnish last night. Today I did touch-ups where appropriate with gloss and satin varnish. Once that had dried I popped them off the sticks, sorted them into groups of six and glued them onto their bases:

I'll be adding the basing gunk and flocking when I've finished the dragoons. Speaking of which, last night I started on them, getting the basecoats and washes done on the horses. Today I've added the black bits to the bays, done the face and leg markings and painted the tack:

Tomorrow I'll start work on the riders. I should be able to get a decent way through them and finish them on Friday.

Some Terrain Bits

On top of all of that I've also done some terrain-y stuff today. First port of call was cutting the latex foam into suitably sized shapes for ADLG terrain markers that are light and easy to transport to the club. I particularly needed some rectangular* pieces for fields, plantations and villages, but also decided to do make some small lakes and forests. And a few road sections.

*the rules require those to be rectangular - before today, none of mine were!

Tomorrow I really will write up those AARs in between bouts of painting.


  1. Ooh new toys. Good haul if books, I can get lost in a bookstore for hours.
    Rectangular terrain, what bolshie nonsense is this? Cut them any damn way you please, real life doesn't follow a rectangular grid!
    Cheers, Peter

  2. One never needs a reason for a dragon. It just sort of happens....

  3. The grenadiers look wonderful.

  4. Great to see the Russian hordes expanding. WW2 Burma has always been something I've been keen to do, but never quite got there, so I'll follow that one with interest. Are you thinking 15mm, 1/72 or 28mm?

  5. Nice haul,Orc's nest/Foyles combo is a classic, interesting collection of books!
    Best Iain

  6. Wow, those are tiny Ties! a good cold would scatter them!

  7. Bookstores are the bane of my pocketbook. Those Russians look nice. I've taken the plunge and purchased Prince August molds to cast my own 40mm troops. I like the Russian uniforms and those will be next on the to buy list.

  8. I couldn't work out what was what on the tie fighters! The eyes are going downhill fast!

  9. Looks like plenty to keep you busy!

  10. Got my eye on those Norman Knights too
    They are needed for the my project "1066 Saga"