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2011...

It seems to be traditional to end the year with some sort of review. 2011 has been a very busy year for me - it has had a lot of 'real life' in it, which has, at times, frustrated my wargaming hobby. To be fair though, a lot of the 'real life' has been great fun, and it's been a really good year in all sorts of ways. …

I think I know how...

Slinger2S

I think I've sussed the macro-photography issue now...

Slinger1S

These are probably my two favourite poses in the set. The 'just released' pose is particularly nice, with the 'bullet' only just still attached to the sling.

Too Clever By Half!

LegionSling6


I think my new camera is too clever by half. It's taken me about two hundred shots to get this reasonable image. I spent most of the time turning 'features' off, one by one, so that the image was reasonably sharp and detailed. In the default modes it seems to do far too much 'processing' on the image as it's saving it. …

A thought

That nice Mr Sawyer, of Warlord Games, sent me some of their new Roman Legionary slingers for my birthday. I've almost finished them now - just gluing the Woodland Scenics 'Turf' to the bases. This afternoon, whilst finishing off the shields (I always paint the shields separately), it occurred to me that loading a sling is quite difficult whilst carrying a shield. …

Happy Christmas!!!

Sorry, I've been a bit quiet lately. Lots to do, birthdays to celebrate, etc! Following my birthday, I am in possession of my new camera. Its going to take me a while to get good at using it - it's fairly complex. With my old S7000, there was basically just one 'right' way to achieve a particular result. …

And the Answer is...

Wars of the Roses. Probably. Possibly. Maybe. If I can work out the 'how' - i.e. what 'scale' of game to do, which contingents (or make up a 'fantasy' version?), and how to organise them. It makes sense to do this because I already have a couple of boxes of Perry Miniatures plastics, plus a few metals, all lying around ready to be painted without the need to buy more stuff (and have to wait for it to arrive amidst the chaos of the Christmas post). …

Dura Europos

Back to pondering the third century AD, and some thoughts on a favourite subject of mine, an ancient city on the Euphrates known as Dura Europos. I sometimes wonder why I'm so fascinated by this place. I've never been there, and can't imagine I ever shall. It's thousands of miles from my main area of ancient interest - the North of Britannia and Hadrian's Wall - in fact, it could hardly be further away and yet still be within the empire. …

Cavalry

Sorry, still no photos... You'll have to wait until the 22nd, when it's my birthday (unless family are being cruel, in which case it'll be Christmas Day). Anyway, I've finished another unit for my 'Fire in the East' project. This time it's a unit of Sassanid cavalry. The easiest way to describe them is as being Savaran who've left their horse armour behind - so they're heavily armoured, but on unarmoured horses. …

Copyright Dr. P.C. Hendry, 2010