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Welcome to my wargaming blog,
I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
This may or may not be a regular thing, we'll just have to see how it goes.

I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
Hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I will writing in it.
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Dave.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

What am I doing!

What did I say, WHAT DID I SAY. I'll be disciplined, I won't start another new period. Well we've all been there.
http://www.forgedinbattle.com/ blame these buggers.
I haven't collected any WW2 stuff for at least 20 years, never really rocked my boat to be honest. The only bits that stirred a bit of interest was 1940-41 desert and early 1939-40 Poland and France. In the latter case it was because my father who manned a Vickers heavy machine gun section in the Northumberland Fusiliers was captured in St Vallery and spent the next four and a bit years in a POW camp in Poland before legging it to the Russian side. He always said he was more wary of the Russians than the Germans who were complete barbaric maniacs till you got to know them!
Anyhow, as Scotty, Neal and I had played a game using the  Bolt Action rules from Warlord Games, as the lads were fielding 15mm Germans and British I went for the French.
Just got round to painting them last week with the addition of two Char de cavalerie 35H tanks they make a good starting point:





 




I'll post some more 28mm Napoleonics that I did last week tomorrow.
Dave.

10 comments:

  1. Looks good - I like the Chars especially.

    FMB

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  2. Ta very much lads. I enjoyed painting these for a change.
    Dave.

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  3. I've always wanted to collect early war and your figures make it very tempting.

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  4. Great David, go for it, this lot only took me three nights.
    Dave.

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  5. They look really good; very nice painting work.
    No more projects? I am sure all of us have the same problem!!!

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  6. You have done a great job on these and I love the little village.

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  7. Dave- of course I'm going to say our French are better- with lots of tanks and some nice planes

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