Thursday, December 31, 2015

Looking Back On 2015: Hobby Highlights

2015 was a difficult year in some ways and a very happy way in others.  It was also a year of transition. From January through March I had my head down finishing a thesis.   In June I finished my MA program paid for by my employer, and Madame Padre and I moved several hours north and east from Kitchener to Barrie here in Ontario.  

I have to move again?  And pack all my toys again?  And unpack them?

About that time we learned that my wife had cancer. I started a new job in my new posting at the Chaplain School at CFB Borden.   In September Kay and I took a holiday to Europe, visiting Iceland and Germany.  I amused myself in Erfurt by visiting a mostly unknown battlefield of 1813-1815 and tracing the steps of Napoleon.  Kay spent the fall and winter in chemo and came through with flying colours.

Embarking figures for yet another move.  One benefit of this move was that I got almost all of my figures on magnetic bases for storage in metal tins.  


1) Participating in the Battle of Raab, a Napoleonic play by email game hosted by Jonathan Freitag. I played the role of Prince Eugene and was fortunate enough to win the battle, though I admit, the French have a lot of troops and generally better ones than the Austrians.   Very good fun to make big strategic and tactical decisions and see how they go.

 2) Sam Mustafa rules.   I got to know two rules sets this year.  One was Sam’s ACW rules, Longstreet.  I blogged my first game of Longstreet and commented on it here. Looking over my blog entries for 2015, Longstreet was far and away the game I played most often in 2015.   I’ve played several sets of ACW rules, and haven’t enjoyed a set more than Longstreet.

Luigi the Kitten joined us in 2015.  He thought Longstreet was fun and that GMB flags taste yummy.

I also enjoyed Sam’s new Napoleonic rules, Blucher.  Both are terrifically playable rules, doubtless too abstract and “gamy” for some grognards.  However, Blucher for me was a great introduction to Napoleonic gaming and a great way to start playing with my new 6mm collection.

Finally putting the wee lads to the test.

3) Hot Lead was the highlight of my gaming year.  This is a modest event by European standards, but it’s a big deal in this part of Canada.   Next year I promise Rabbitman that I will run at least one game at Hot Lead this year.

4) Getting to play with my Lord of the Rings figures again, this time using an adaptation of Too Fat Lardies’ Dark Ages rules, Dux Brittanorum (I am never sure how to spell that).  First results have been encouraging.

Men of Gondor, stand ye ready!

5) Last, and most important, has been the community of bloggers of which I am so grateful to be a part.   From the exchange of gifts this Christmas through various secret Santa schemes to the one on one exchanges with people who become friends, what Conrad Kinch calls the Freemasonry of the Hobby has been a huge blessing to me this year.  Some of the unlooked for kindnesses that appeared in the post included orcs from the Duchy of Tragardland, a small legion of ne’er do well rascals from Ireland, a gift of 15mm tank model kits for my Soviets from Steve Whitesel of the Sound Officers’ Call Blog, and of course the indispensable Foy mug (OK, I admit, I had to beg for that one).

Every time I post a photo of some recent painting efforts or a battle report, the comments and encouragement help me want to go on with the hobby.  If it was just me in my basement, I don’t think I’d do this.   I want to particularly thank all those who expressed their concern and encouragement this year, when we learned that my wife, Madame Padre, was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer.   We know we will beat this thing, but your support, prayers and kindness have made such a difference.  Bless you all.


Because real life was so busy, 2015 was not my best painting year.  Thanks to Richard Avery of the Vis Lardica website, there is a gallery of my painting achievements here.

In 2014 I painted this much:

28mm Mounted: 13, 28mm Foot: 85, 28mm Artillery: 2; 28mm terrain pieces: 10 

20mm Foot: 33, 20mm Artillery: 2, 20mm Vehicles: 2, 20mm Terrain Pieces: 2

15mm Vehicles: 7, 15mm Foot: 119, 15mm Terrain Pieces: 3

6mm Foot:  120, 6mm vehicles: 4, 6mm Terrain Pieces: 2

In 2015 I painted this much:

 28mm:  Foot Figures: 85; Mounted Figures: 19, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2

 20mm:  Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1, Foot Figures: 6

 15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5

 6mm:  Scenic pieces:  7

So 2015 was definitely a less productive year, though I don’t think it was any the less enjoyable.


1) Finish rebasing all that 6mm Napoleonics and play some games with them.

This goal was successfully met.  Of the figures I purchased in 2013, I managed to get 90% of the Austrians and 70% of the French based.  I had enough figures painted to stage a few decent little battles like this one.  Most of those bases were handmade, but I took mercy on my poor hands and purchased a batch of bespoke bases from a Canadian company, 6 Squared Studios, to finish the job in the new year.   

2) Finish some Ottoman Spahis and some Russian SYW horse I bought off a chap late last year.

No progress in this regard.   Not a sausage.  Can’t say why.  

3) Paint some wonderful ACW Iron Brigade figures from FG MiniZ Forgotten and Glorious - I don’t know why I haven’t gotten these done already.

I did make progress here.  I’m now 30% doneand the rest underway.  I should have the 24th Michigan finished and shown off soon.

Forgotten and Glorious figures.  Why did it take me so long to start painting this gems?

4) Putter away at the Weird War Project.

Much puttering done this year, including hapless German sentries, thuggish psycho landser, leering officers, and bad young SS frauleins.   So I’m happy with how I’ve advanced that project.

5) Round out my 15mm WW2 Soviets and play Battlegroup Kursk with them.

The rounding out goal was 100% met and then some.  Besides some tanks I painted myself, in June I had the opportunity to purchase a friend’s 15mm collection en masse.  Sadly, I have yet to do anything with them.

One Soviet horde, gently used, ready for service.  

6) Play some more games, preferably with new friends I make in my next posting.

I’m happy with the amount of games I made.  Since moving to Barrie, I have connected with the local games club and made some new friends and connected with old ones.  The local gaming scene is more board game than miniature focused, but it’s better than the gaming desert I lived in a few years ago.

7) Remain healthy, fit and happily married to Madame Padre.

This goal was 99% met. Fitness took a bit of a hit.  You may have noticed I don’t brag about kilometres run during my painting totals any more.  My knees are not what they used to be.  More time in the pool and on the elliptical is in my future.


2016 GOALS 

I’m not going to be super ambitious here, since my lack of focus (I prefer to call it eclecticism) and undisciplined work habits will have their say, but here’s what I’d like to do.

1) Put more work into the Weird War project and actually play a game.  My first objective is to try the adaptation to TFL’s Chain of Command Undead Paranormal (CoCUP) just published in the TFL Christmas Special.

2) Actually run a game at Hot Lead this year.  Game to be determined.

3) Work on my Pulp Project, The Rockies Ablaze.

4) Paint to my own lights and my own satisfaction.   I will be participating again in the Vis Lardica painting challenge, which I find is best suited to my pace and style of painting.

5) Revisiting Middle Earth with the new Dragon Rampant rules.

6) More Napoleonics, painting and playing, starting with the Blucher campaign rules, Scharnhorst, and French vs Austrians in Italy.  There may be a play by email campaign in this.  Interested?

7) Run another PBEM game of Diplomacy, as I was thinking today about the fun I had running the last in 2014.

8) Play well with others, be grateful for friends, family and blessings while we have them, and enjoy what I love best about this hobby - other people.

9) More boardgames.

10) Remain healthy, fit and happily married to Madame Padre.

Blessings and joy to you all in the year to come!


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Last Figures 0f 2015: Part Two of Two

On a somewhat more serious note, here are the last historical figures to come off the paint bench this year.  The American Civil War dominated much of my work this year.    These figures are from a batch I purchased in 2014.  It’s taken me a while to get around to them.  F&G are one of my new favourite companies.  Based in France, they do very nice work at the high-end of quality and price.  They wouldn’t be the mainstay of a miniatures army, but they do make for great accent pieces.   This is their pack depicting the command group of Brigadier General Solomon Meredith.  The flag is of the First Brigade of the First Division of the First Corps, which Meredith commanded at Fredericksburg and on the first day of Gettysburg, his last battle.

I attempted a dapple pattern for Meredith’s horse.  I’m not sure how successful I was, but it made an interesting change from brown, red brown, and black.

I decided to put the four figures on separate bases.  I tried grouping all four figures on one base, and it looked way too crowded.  With separate bases, I can either put them together to show a brigade or higher level headquarters depending on the scale of the game, 

“There, major.  That IHOP across the highway.  We’ll have breakfast there. The men fought well and they deserve pancakes.”  A lot of what aides do is look in the direction where the boss is pointing and try to look alert, while hoping that they aren’t going to have to ride through the night carrying a confusing dispatch to a grumpy general.

The group includes a corporal bugler and a sergeant guidon bearer.  The flag is from GMB.  Forgotten and Glorious has a deal with GMB allowing you to buy flags from them along with the figures.  Handy.

It’s interesting to me that the corporal and sergeant wear standard infantry accoutrements, including brogans or bootees rather than proper riding boots, and the frock coat and Hardee hat of the Iron Brigade.  I suppose this would be accurate, 


Coming in 2016, soon I hope, will be an entire infantry regiment of F&G minis to round out my Iron Brigade collection.  

That’s it for this year’s painting totals.

These figures bring my 2015 totals to:

28mm:  Foot Figures: 85; Mounted Figures: 19, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2

20mm:  Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1, Foot Figures: 6

15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5

6mm:  Scenic pieces:  7

Last Painted Figures Of 2015, Part One of Two

2015 is almost in the bag and these are the last figures off my painting bench.  All the minis shown in this post are 28mm and are from the less serious side of my painting interests.

First up are two figures for my Weird War Two project.  On the left is Gefreiter Arnold Schwarsenjaeger.  He’s a Bob Murch Pulp Figures mini from the Stahl Mask Doom Squad pack.  On the right is the Artizan sculpt, Father Sweeney.

The Fr. Sweeney figure will represent one of the heroes of my Weird War project, Fr. Tristram Mercer, scholar and vampire hunter, before he entered the military.  I love his hair.  I think he also plays bass in a 1980s New Wave band.


Next up are two baddies for my Middle Earth project.  Both are Games Workshop figures.  On the left is Gothmog, Captain of Mordor who will make an excellent orc commander.  On the right is an Orc Taskmaster.   Leadership is a pretty simple science in Mordor.

The taskmaster is quite a corpulent fellow.  He must eat the runty orcs who fail basic training.

Gothmog is an orc of style and sports some natty yellow trousers.  He must be an hussar at heart.

Finally, a refurbished GW Rohirrim Horse Archer.  Not a great picture.  I gave him a red shield just to break the pattern of green shields done thus far.

Horse archer vs Gothmog.  Who will win?


These figures bring my 2015 totals to:

28mm:  Foot Figures: 85; Mounted Figures: 15, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2

20mm:  Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1, Foot Figures: 6

15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5

6mm:  Scenic pieces:  7

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Coming In 2016: The Rockies Ablaze

 Madame Padre does not trust her instincts when it comes to Christmas presents for her (inexplicably) beloved. She can be quite eccentric in her selections, and sometimes quite pointed.  One Christmas, when I was laggard in painting a few rooms as I had promised, she left me paint rollers and brushes (not the fun, little soldier kind) under the tree.   Hilarious.  This year she was kinder. Get yourself something for me, dear, she said, as she sipped coffee and I sipped my mulled wine.  

After a third mulled wine, I mulled it over and remembered I had once written some fluff for two Bob Murch Pulp figures who would be part of my Weird War Two project.   They were a Canadian couple from the high Rockies who had experience in fighting werewolves.

In my mulled state, I decided that a fine Christmas present would be some more Bob Murch figures to flesh out this exciting backstory of werewolves and how Project Alice developed the expertise to fight them.   I settled on pretty much all of Bob’s Yukon Peril line, sadly with the exception of two fine packs featuring a Mountie and a trapper in canoes.

My figures arrived on Christmas Eve, in Bob’s trademark painstaking and deluxe packaging.  

Hey, it works!

One of the reasons I am a Bob Murch fan is for his tradition of doing a special sculpt for the Movember charity for prostate cancer.   These sculpts are set aside for those who make PC donations.   I have fortunately checked out in that department, the least favourite part of my medical exams, and really really wanted this year’s sculpt, whom Bob calls Captain Krustach.

I think that if I paint his riding trousers blue and his coat red, he will look like an especially swashbuckling Mountie whose hair is just too fantastic to hide beneath the customary Stetson over.  A cousin of Lord Flashheart, perhaps, who joined the RCMP.  He will of course have to be quite blonde in the finest Rick Mayall sense.

I think Krustach will fit in well with this lot, which combines the Sergeant Prestown of the Mounted pack (standing and mounted), his intrepid husky Prince, and the Scarlet Patrol pack.  These Mounties pack a serious amount of firepower, a satisfying combination of Lee Enfields, Winchesters, and Webleys.  I think this is the only horse sculpt Bob sells, BTW.

Various tough Canuck civilians who will be aiding the Mounties. And look, a potential love interest for Prince!  ARF!  Wag wag wag.

These aren’t part of the Yukon Peril Range, but since the Rockies means mountains, then I will need some (PHP 16) Courageous Mountaineers (from the Heroies and Personalities range) to aid Sgt. Prestown.

And of course, bad guys in the form of mad and bad trappers, who will, of course, be able to turn into werewolves. 

It’s just possible that the bad guys may need some auxiliaries in the form of the Zeppelin Troops that Bob also sculpts, but that is Phase 2 or 3 or even 4 of a long project.   I may need a Zeppelin as well, but that’s another story.

So a definitely Canadian theme to my pulp gaming in the year to come.   I wonder who makes 28mm log cabin models?  And do I have enough trees?



Saturday, December 26, 2015

Thank You Santas!

I have several Santas to thank this year.

Before I do, it seems that my photo bug has returned.  So, I include two versions of each picture.  The first is of the photo as hosted on Imageshack.  The second is a thumbnail on Google Picasa Web Albums.  Pls met me know if you can see only one or both versions of the same image.

I took part in the Secret Santa project run by Ian and Cath of the Blog with No Name fame.  This was my first time participating in this event, and I was delighted to unwrap these fellows on Christmas morning.  My Secret Santa carefully read my shameless wish list and discerned that I wanted some Foundry Saxons to stand in as Rohirrim for my Middle Earth project.  These fellows are the Saxon mounted characters from the Casting Room Miniatures Saxon line. Both the armoured fellows have a definite Rohirrim look about them.  The one with sword will do nicely as a lord of the Riddermark or perhaps a captain in the Royal Guard, and the fellow in the middle looks like a hearth guard if I ever saw one.  Orcs beware.  The mounted monk will find a use with my medieval collection, to be sure.  You picked very well - thank you Secret Santa!

For the second year running I participated in the Santa Clause project ably run by Chris Stoesen.  I love this project because the gift is painted and the gifted has to read the giftee’s blog and choose an appropriate present.  In my case, some kind fellow in the UK noticed my Middle Earth interest and found two little fellows - on the left, the hobbit Meriadoc Brandybuck in the livery of Rohan.  On the right, his friend Peregrin Took as a soldier of Gondor.  Both figures are from Games Workshop and are difficult to find now, so I am delighted to  now have them in my collection.  My anonymous benefactor also included two stands for them, which I will gladly use.

Both still wear the cloaks gifted to the Fellowship of the Ring by the elves of Lorien.

I can see both of these fellows getting use on the tabletop.  If I am using my adaptation of Dux Britannorum, they might allow an extra die when with with a unit of Men in combat.   Lots of time to figure that out.

To both my secret Santas, thank you so much.  Your kindness helped make for an excellent Christmas.

There were some other wargaming goodies under the tree, but I’ll save them for another post.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Christmas Eve Story: The Shepherd - Frederick Forsyth - read by Alan Maitland from CBC Radio

If you grew up as I did, listening to CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio, chances were this reading of a Christmas Eve ghost story by the late Al Maitland was a tradition.   I have fond memories of driving through the snow covered Ontario countryside late one Christmas Eve, on my way to a family gathering, and listening to this on the car radio as the moon scudded along to one side

It takes about half an hour, so grab a rum and eggnog or your favourite drink, settle in by the glow of the Christmas tree, and enjoy.   Happy Christmas to you and yours from Madame Padre and myself.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Is Coming

Yesterday was stollen day, hat tip to Stokes for the inspiration.  One of these yummy chaps went to the office Christmas party this morning.   The rest should tide us over through the Christmas season.  Christmas leave began today, time to go lay down the rolling pin and pick up the paint brush.

Here’s some Christmas music for those looking for some inspiration.



Thursday, December 17, 2015

Another Dux Rohirrim Test Game

Last Saturday my friend James visited for a wargaming slumber party.  His AAR can be found here and includes photos of his stunning modern Afghanistan terrain.  The only thing missing from that game is the forthcoming Too Fat Lardies Fighting Season rules, but we shall wait patiently for that.
We had time for two games, and I persuaded him to try another test of adapting TFL’s Dux Britanniarum to Middle Earth.  This was my second try, the first attempt is described here.  This time we tried a slightly larger force. The Rohirrim got two four-man groups of archers, a group of six Royal Guards (Elite foot), a group of six foot (Warrior), a group of four Shock Cavalry (Warriors) and a group of four Horse Archers (Skirmish cav).  James deployed them on a ridge, with the Shock Cavalry in reserve.  Rohan got one Level Three and two Level Two nobles - one was assigned to the Shock Cavalry.  We allowed the Horse Archers to activate either on the Missile Troops card or the Cavalry card.  We used British cards for the Rohirrim.

 The evil force, with a group of six Uruk-Hai (Warrior foot), two groups of six Orcs (Levy Foot), one group of six berserkers (Elite foot), one group of four foot archers, and one group of four Warg riders (Skirmish cav).  The orcs had three Nobles, a Level Two and two Level One.

 While the horse archers and warg riders threatened each other, the Uruks advance on the left, wanting to drive the archers out of those spiffy ruins that James brought with him as a Christmas present.

Rohan warriors come forward to protect the archers.  Since the Uruks had charged uphill, we wondered if the Rohirrim should get an extra dice, at least in the first round of combat.  The DuxB rules are silent on that subject so we decided not to, but we wondered.

I unleash the Fell Catbeast of Mordor, but he isn’t interested in doing all that much to help me.

We were using a GW Aragorn model to represent the Noble leading the shock cavalry.  His card came up after the Rohan foot and the Uruks had fought two rounds of combat.  It was, if I may so, shocking to see the effect of Shock Cavalry, which double the amount of dice they throw in combat as well the number of shock they inflict.  We also allowed the Rohan foot to fight again, since the rules suggest that when another group joins a combat, or when the rival Noble’s card is activated, all sides in an ongoing combat fight again.  I think we got that right.

At any rate, it was enough to kill the Uruk Noble and rout the survivors.  At that point though the card for the Warg riders came up.  Treating them as Raider Cavalry from the Dux Raiders supplement, we allowed them to go from Skirmish to Formed if they wish, which they did. The Wargs slammed into the Riders, and in two bloody rounds, three Rohirrim and three Wargs went down.  Aragorn survived and won, but the Rohan cavalry were done for the game.

However, it wasn’t fun and games in the centre.  Sockrat the Orc summons his rabble forward, but they are two groups in a Formation.  They surge forward. A vicious melee develops at the top of the hill.  Here the benefit of Formations really showed to us, because while the Rohan hearth guard had Quality working on their side, the Orcs had Quantity, so a base 12 dice vs a base 6 dice, with modifiers thrown in.  The orcs were thrown back with heavy loss, but took down one doughty Rohirrim and caused some shock.  However, and here I have to confess something really, really, really awful ….

… ummm, err, I used a unit of Berserkers.  Yes, I know, a unit of berserkers.   Now, in my defence, I used six GW models, who are based on the big naked fellows on the ends of ladders who get thrown up to the ramparts of Helm’s Deep in the SPJ Two Towers film, and who generally lay about with sword and death.  Very cool, I know.  But hitting poor James with six of them, other than being immensely satisfying, was probably a little unfair.

 I know that Lindybeige, who is only slightly less mad than Professor Elemental, would likely have said this was silly, though he is talking about Vikings and not about Isengard berserkers.

Unfair or not, the hearth guard broke, or rather, hustled their Noble off to safety.   That was enough to decide the game, we felt, though both sides were left pretty tattered.

So what did we learn?

First, the idea of using Rohirrim horse archers as separate units of skirmish infantry, as Ross McF suggested, seemed to work.  The only question we had was whether the regular penalties for archers firing and moving (lose 1d6 from movement, -1 on the to hit die roll) should apply.  I am inclined to say not, though I am still worried about making the Rohan horse archers into supermen.

Second, no more units of berserkers, though I think that an orc force should have at least one berserker as a Champion.  I haven’t been using champions at all, actually.  I think they would be a way of modelling some of the main figures from Tolkien, such as Legolas and Gimli at Helm’s Deep.  It would allow them to have some effect on the game, without making they too dominant as they are in the original GW LOTR rules.

Third, shield walls.  If the Rohirrim want to win, they need to use shield walls.  Which means I need to paint up at least six more of the plastic Rohan foot I have lying around.

I am sure there were more things we learned, such as a greater familiarity with the DuxB rules.   In general I am quite happy with them, but I think my next few visits to Middle Earth will be using Dan Mersey’s Lion Rampant rules to see how they compare.

Blessings to your die rolls, and beware the Fell Catbeasts of Mordor!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

This Christmas, Give The Gift Of Ruins

That’s what my friend James gave me, at any rate, and a very fine gift it was.   James made these two scenic bases out of some spare bits on his workbench, because he knew my Middle Earth project was gaining steam and needed some scenery to suggest the ruins of ancient Numenor.  James’ account of how he made them is here and is quite interesting.

Here they are in action from our boys’ gaming and slumber party last Saturday, known officially as OPERATION THUNDERING DICE. As you can see, the archers of Rohan found them most useful while they answered the crude and doubtless envenomed arrow-storms of Mordor.

OP THUNDERING DICE saw games on Saturday.  For the first game we got to play test a contemporary Afghanistan game.  This is a project James has been working away steadily at for the last year, single-handed, and it was a joy to see and play with his scenery and 20mm kit and figures.  Here’s a look at his stunning Afghan village, showing the complex terrain that ISAF troops faced in the Panjwai district.

And some 20mm Elhiem Canadians taking some stick as they try and root out the Taliban.

James as written a very entertaining AAR here.   I’ll try and write some thoughts on what we learned from my second attempt to use Dux Britannarum for Middle Earth.

Blessings to your die rolls!


Monday, December 14, 2015

Thank You Santa Clause ...

… whoever you are!

This is now under the tree.  I hope I can wait until Christmas!



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Warpath Off The Painting Desk

Last week I posted a pic of some Native American warriors from Bob Murch of Pulp Miniatures’ Flint and Feather Range, representing the Huron-Iroquois wars of the early 17th century.   Bob is the sculptor.  The figures themselves are sold by Crucible Crush.  These figures are done for a friend, and they are far outside my level of expertise or knowledge, but they were a treat to paint up.  I followed Bob’s painting guide quite closely.

All the weapons are pre-contact, obviously, but they might mix with a few warriors carrying muskets for a game set in the early FIW period.  I’m not sure how my friend wishes to base them, so I will leave that to him.

 Lately for 28mm figures I’ve been using a white undercoat almost exclusively.  For these figures, which call for a palette of natural and earth tone colours, I think it worked well.  Some items, like the necklace on this fellow, are from the white undercoat, with just a bit of Army Painted soft tone brushed over it.

 The war party assembled, before being gifted.   These fellows were great fun, and a real testimony to Bob’s sculpting.   They lack the somewhat blocky and cartoonish aspects of his pulp range, and have a more natural and fluid look to them.


A small part of me is thinking that some of these figures would be fun to get for my Middle Earth collection, perhaps to represent the Wild Men of Druadan.   I think I’ll keep that in mind.   They might have fun hunting orcs in the ancient forests of Numenor. 

Speaking of Numenor, my friend James just got on the road after a visit and gaming slumber party, and fun stuff from Afghanistan and Middle Earth to report on here soon.

Finally. to all who helped me by commenting on the great Photo Invisibility Mystery of Friday, all the photos above were posted to Imageshack. When James was here yesterday I borrowed his tablet and scrolled through some recent blog posts here.  All of the images were visible, and all of them were on Imageshack.  However, in the last post here, many of you commented (thanks for your help!) that you could ONLY see the image hosted on Google Picasa.  So, just for fun, the one below was posted to Picasa Web.  If you can ONLY see the photo below, please comment.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with that data, but anyway.



Blessings to your brushes!These figures bring my 2015 totals to:

28mm:  Foot Figures: 82; Mounted Figures: 13, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2

20mm:  Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1, Foot Figures: 6

15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5

6mm:  Scenic pieces:  7


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