Saturday 19 October 2013


After a very long break, I have finally got around to posting something. I have been taking stock of my figures and have come to the conclusion I have more projects on the go than I can possibly ever finish, and more figures than I can deal with. I have been selling quite a few items on ebay and generating cash.....to buy more figures :-)

I have narrowed the project list down to about 9 which I can hope to deal with, most of which I already have the figures for

54mm ECW (got enough figures to be going on with)
54mm 18c (ditto)
54mm 1911 Invasion of England (will be casting my own with luck and time)
28mm Battle of Lansdown (all figures purchased to do both armies)
28mm Elizabethan skirmish (all figures purchased)
28mm Robin of Sherwood ( need to source specific characters, so keeping an eye out)
25mm Old style ECW (figures unpurchased but available from Minifigs)
25mm Old style Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age (presently collecting)
1/72 Battle of Wimpfen (all figures purchased)
1/72 Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age (hope to collect small armies with the boys using historical figures)

 so now I am just collecting a few specific fantasy and old style ranges

Minifigs Valley of the Four Winds (just need about 8 figures to complete the set)
Minifigs Swords and Sorcery
Hinchcliffe Fantasy
Minot Heroic Age
Ral Partha Wizards Warriors and Warlocks
Ral Partha Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age
Heritage The Lord of the Rings
Garrison Swords and Sorcery
Minifigs ECW and TYW

of these the last four are still in production, the others are going to be ebay finds and bits boxes at shows (and any donations from generous readers).

I have always been a big fan of  the Conan the Barbarian tales by Robert E Howard but up until now have never got around to collecting armies to fight campaigns in the Hyborean world. Spurred on by Mosstrooper's lovely shiny figures, I decided to have a crack at painting a Garrison figure in a toy soldier style

A Nemedian spearman leaves home to join the invasion of Aquilonia

I like the shiny smooth feel of the figure after a liberal coat of Yacht varnish and 3 days drying. More will follow, the vague plan to build armies of now more than 50 figures for each country, and also individual characters for role playing.....