I’m back home now from my work trip to the United Arab Emirates. I’m sitting shivering in wet, windy, wintery Wellington, with sizzling, sunny Dubai just the merest warm memory now.
I’m still slowly getting sorted back into my routine, so I haven’t yet had time to for the hobby. I’m looking forward to getting into painting my Mindens again. The sole painted figure for my French battalion so far is a drummer (featured previously on my blog before I left for overseas), so he desperately needs some comrades. The rest of his battalion are all set to go, fully undercoated black and dry-brushed with grey.
Meanwhile, my painted but un-based British are lying in disarray in the display case, having fallen victim for the umpteenth time to my sleeve whilst taking out other figures (causing a domino effect). So I really have to sort out my final basing plan and get them based.
Also, I’m having my first game tonight since my return: a 28mm Napoleonic ‘Black Powder’ game at my pal Scott’s. Should be interesting to test these rules. We’re going to keep the game small, as we know we’ll be proceeding slowly whilst we leaf through the rule book to find things. And if we don’t finish tonight, we plan to carry on tomorrow. So hopefully we’ll get a game that really ends!
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