Sunday, November 25, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
These are German African Schutztruppen. These are not Brigade Games but Copplestone Castings. I chose these as Brigade Games themselves admitted that on the early figures they failed to sculpt them as Negros: a rather fundamental mistake I would have thought! They are a little taller than the Brigade Games figures but even I don't mind as the look and bulk is so similar. The Brigade Games Schutztruppen they did later (from the later period with the floppy hats) are much better.
These are quick figures to paint and I based up the rest I had the other night, including some Sikhs. I may get some more done to up my painting totals. Of course if I do a lot I'll have to start another blog!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I did get forty minutes between meetings and my driver took me to Antikabir, the mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk. I didn't have time to get round the museum but at a later meeting someone gave me a print of a picture in the museum.
Adding to this pressure is the fact that they have just released the first two box sets of Young Indiana Jones in the US. I always liked this series and could never understand why the BBC buried it in the middle of Sunday afternoons. There were quite a few World War 1 episodes set in Palestine, the Western Front, East Africa and even the Italian Alps. I have just got my East Africa troops out to have a look at and may try to get some more done between now and Christmas.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
1 19th Century Sudan Armies 2340 (1208)
2 Legatus' Wargames Armies 1203 (669)
3 Spartan WAB 884 (497)
4 Dark Ages WAB 546 (445)
5 Byzantine WAB 469 (187)
6 Punic War WAB 443 (342)
7 Cavegirls in Fur Bikinis 428 (283)
8 Return to Darkest Africa 136 (55)
9 Pulp Warriors 54 (16)
10 3rd Century Roman WAB 37 (37)
11 Swashbucklers has had 27 (17)
The top three remain the same but Dark Ages WAB has moved from number 7 up to number 4, the highest climber this month! I have managed to update everything except the Byzantine blog in the last month.