Friday 24 November 2017

The Eighth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge

Its that time of year again.........
But its a little different this year?

Please say hello to Minion Ray, he will be in charge on a Wednesday.
So gawd help any of you who get Wednesday's

Just blame Curt!

Curt's baffled me once again with his choices for the bonus rounds?
I have been buying a few odd figures here and there over the year hoping that I could fit them in somewhere in the bonus rounds, but he's surpassed his self this year!
The only easy one is the Musician??

'Flight' (January 6th submission / displayed January 7th / voting results January 14th)

'BFG: Big Freakin' Gun' (January 20st submission / displayed January 21st / voting results January 28th)

'Music/Musician' (February 3rd submission / displayed February 4th / voting results February 11th)

'Childhood' (February 17th submission / displayed February 18th / voting results February 25th)

'Monstrous' (March 3rd submission / displayed March 4th / voting results March 11th)

It's great that Curt's include terrain for the first time in a Challenge. I wonder how long it took Curt to come up with the points structure for these!?!?
I know its gonna give me a headache trying to work it all out!

I just want to wish everyone good luck and I'll apologise now to all you poor sods who get me on a Wednesday!

Friday 10 November 2017

New Books

I've been adding a few books to my collection recently, all based in and around my favorite period of history.

The first Marlborough's Other Army, was bought at Broadside back in June, I gave it to my wife as it was going to be used as my Father's Day pressie from the kids. Unfortunately we both forgot about the book. I found it again a few weeks ago, still in the bag from when I bought it.
Its a little late in time period for me, but you rarely see anything from these battles on the warganing table. The last time I saw this being played was a great looking game from Southend Wargames Group a few years back.
Steve Ede-Borrett's The Army of James II was an absolute must for anyone with even the slightest interest in the period.
Edwin at Diplomatist books had the next book up for sale, The Siege of Londonderry 1689. I thought this'd be a great addition to my collection. Cheers Edwin
Lastly on a trip to Rochester I picked up the last book, Monmouth's Rebels by Peter Earle.

Now I've only had a quick flick through all the books and shall look forward to giving them a day!