Friday, 10 May 2013

RP 136 More Vikings and a gift for me!!!




The last of my Viking stands for Saga or whatever you want. Once again they're all Gripping Beast plastic figures with my banners attached, you can find all the banners and some others here.
Get your butts over to Seb's Back to the Minis, he got more giveaways  todays is No 6, some painted Dark age figures, 2 packs of Old Glory ECW/30YW or several packs from Venexia's Renaissance range!!! I'm not sure what's going on?? Seb's either gone completely round the twist or he's under orders from the mrs to get rid of some figures, or he's not allowed anymore!!!
Also I've got to say thanks to Andrew form Loki's Great Hall as I won 1st prize in his givaway. I've not yet sent him any figures, as I'm not 100% sure what delights I can send him and also as Fran won as well, we're gonna send all our figures together. Cheers Loki and we'll be in touch!
Lastly prompted by Clint's post today, I also received a parcel in the post from the Gentleman and Scholar better known as Dave Crook, the owner of A Wargaming Odyssey. In this said parcel was a tiny red book, Marmion, A Tale of Flodden Field, by Sir Walter Scott 1890. Dave had been looking at my Flodden figures and thought I'd enjoy the book. And how right was he!!!. The only condition was when the Rejects actually get to play a Flodden game I have to read some of the poem to them. So thanks go to Dave and here's a few lines from the poem.

                                                638  With kindling brow Lord Marmion said,--
                                                639  "This instant be our band array'd;
                                                640  The river must be quickly cross'd,
                                                641  That we may join Lord Surrey's host.
                                                642  If fight King James,--as well I trust,
                                                643  That fight he will, and fight he must,--
                                                644  The Lady Clare behind our lines
                                                645  Shall tarry, while the battle joins."























43 comments:

  1. well, Ray, you're almost right:
    I don't have any room left, and too much unpainted lead, and we might move out elsewhere in London, so I have to get rid of some stuff.

    Cheers

    Seb

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    1. That's a shame, about the move, you could always come to sunny Kent???

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    1. I have to work with him Phil, don't you feel sorry for me??

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    2. I was just going to write exciting after Lurker's Boring but Phil beat me too it. So I'll go with fantastic.

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  3. Great job ,and great Banners
    Cheers

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  4. You're doing a great job with the Gripping Beast vikings Ray :)

    And what a nice gift from David

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  5. Those banners are striking, really set the whole base off. Great work

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  6. Hi Ray,

    Don't forget it should be spoken in a Scotish accent....;-)

    I am really glad you enjoyed it and am only sorry that your daughter was shocked to learn it was older than you!

    See you at Broadside and I shall be packing cash!

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. It took quite a while to get them to understand when 1891 was! Bless their little cotton socks!

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  7. Go forth and plunder.....BACOOOOON!!!!!!

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    1. Bacooooooooooon!!!!!!!! nom nom nom!

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  8. I really like these figures Ray. They look Fab.

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  9. These figures are sooo nice they almost enticed me into the Dark Ages, almost...

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    1. Come on Sander you know you want to!!!

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  10. Loving the Vikings, the GB plastics are great, cool flags to!

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  11. Lovely work there Ray and I love the banners

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  12. Congratulations on the win.
    Figures look great.
    And will there be video of you reciting the poem?

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  13. Great looking Vikings Ray!

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  14. Nice job Ray, Your banners are wonderful as always :D

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  15. Excellent job on these minis, but for me, the shields and banners really steal the show.

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  16. Great job on the figures and banners Ray. OH, and congrats on all the loot!
    Rod

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  17. I am starting to feel the need to paint again! Vikings! Now!! And I will use your banners! :D

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    1. Excellent, hope to see some pics then!

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  18. Great banners and Vikings Ray!

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  19. Always nice to get a gift and great looking Vikings Ray!

    Christopher

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  20. Great work Ray, and thanks for posting up your Viking flags. And how cool to get a book of poems more than 120 years old!

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  21. Very nice work Ray

    best regards Michael

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  22. Great Painting Ray and great banners.

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  23. What great figures and a great gift too!!

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  24. Superb banners and painting on the figures.

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  25. Fantastic work Ray.

    That book on Flodden is a kingly gift.

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  26. Excellently painted Vikings, Ray. That little red book looks very interesting too. Best, Dean

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  27. I like these Vikings Ray. I know you hate this scale, but you do great work in it. The way you've based this is excellent. I shall be downloading your banners when I paint the ones I won from Loki up.

    That is such a thoughtful gift you've been given.

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    1. I don't hate the scale Anne, they're just so damned expensive!! that's all!

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  28. Cool Vikings Ray and impressive work on flags

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  29. lovely, Ray, especially the horse banner!

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