Quick recon report
Posted by Martin on September 14, 2007
Just spotted a few things worth sharing this week:
Firstly, there’s a new issue (#25) of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy AKA “the Spanish magazine”. While most of the issue seems to be WWII-centric, this time’s free flags include three flavours of Napoleonic Prussian lance pennant. Sadly, there’s only six of each at 25/28mm scale. There’s also an article on painting Prussian generals by Javier Gomez. Now, I’m an admirer of Javier’s style but, given that I’m painting some of the very same figures myself at the moment, I have to say that I find his results oddly rushed and slapdash in this particular article. He’s a really talented chap and this article doesn’t show his work to best advantage. Pity.
Secondly, I see that Foundry are appealing (both in their e-mail newsletter and on the Web site) for new figure painters. Some of you might find that a tempting proposition and if you’re interested you can e-mail Foundry at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. I find it a little strange that they only want painters in the UK. Perhaps there’s some logisitical reason for that?
I know I’m late to this one, but the Perrys have been releasing a variety of French Cuirassiers at ease/in reserve on standing horses. So far, I can see three different packs. I suspect these’ll be great for a diorama but potentially look a bit weird on the wargames table, especially when charging home against a square.
Lastly, I’m off to Colours 2007 at Newbury racecourse this coming Sunday. I hope to bump into some friends there. If you spot me before I spot you, say hello (I’m no good in crowds). At the moment, I’m planning to take the ancient digital camera in hope of doing a photo-report here next week.