Mittwoch, 13. März 2013

Big


Strange caption, that is. Well, I couldn't decide whether to name the post for the news I want to break, the progress I want to report or the sale I'd like to announce. But as all of them go well together with "big", I guess that'll be this posts title for now.

Where to start? Let's begin with the news. I was at Tactica in Hamburg two weeks ago, and as many of you may already know, this wargames show really is a gem. I was there first time and wasn't prepared for such a big and great show on German soil. Also, I wasn't prepared to spent so much money, which is why I won't go to Salute after all. No need for it, really, my lead mountain has risen quite a step. But it wasn't only the things I've bought (more of that in a later post), but also the games were just great. Here are just a very few impressions of the eye candy available there...










But surely the greatest experience of the show was talking to the Perries, who are really very nice and amiably fellows. And now here is the first of the big news I've learned: Michael is doing TWO NEW WotR PLASTIC SETS. One will be dismounted knights, the other light cavalry. He was even so kind to ask me which set I'd prefer first and I opted for the dismounted knights - so I guess it will be light cavalry first out, then.

The Perry Twins Alan (left) and Michael (right) being interviewed at the Tactica by Magabotato
The second big news of the show I've learned from Alex Buchel: There'll be a SAGA SUPPLEMENT FOR THE CRUSADES this autumn with lists for several Arab and Crusader factions. Having proposed Crusader lists at the SAGA-forum myself I'm really excited about this news. Also, it definitly was the right decision to go for single based figures in my current project...

Speaking of which there is also big progress to report. The basing goes along nicely, and I now have multibases for the biggest part of my army. As you can see on these snapshots they are not yet finished, but the most time-consuming part (preparing the multibases and basing the figures so that they will fit into the slots - its harder than it sounds as a single corn of sand can obstruct the close-fitting connection) is done:

Andalusian Foot (Work in Progress)

Andalusian Horse (Work in Progress)

A close up on the command

 Now  I have to do some light horse and a few more other bases, than I can concentrate on the painting of the bases.

Speaking of concentration... I have to admit a little lapse of focus lately. With all the new  toy I've bought at the Tactica I thought it was time again to sell some, too. So I based and finished a few more figures and put them on Ebay. Among those are:

Arabs

WotR from Front Rank

Normans from Gripping Beast

Normans from Gripping Beast

Hundred Year's War

I'll probably miss some of them eventually, but even with my rather grand-scale approach to planing and starting projects there is a step where grandness and madness collide, and I want to stay well away from that step for as long as possible...

Thanks for visiting, have a nice evening and take care,
Tobi





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  1. Fantastic figures and games. Dean

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    1. I'm glad you like it, thanks for your kind comment Scott.

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  3. So we kept missing each other then at the show, too bad. However, looking forward to your progress, hopefully with a bit of impetus *hinthint* taken over from Tactica. ;-)

    Cheers
    SG

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    1. Yes Sire, it really is a pitty. Next time I'll wear a badge with my user name on it or maybe even a portable sign or transparent. This great oppertunity to talk and put faces to avatars, and I have missed so many (chances and people, that is). Well, there is always next Tactica. And yes, the impetus will hold - at least until the AttritiCon... ;-)

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  4. A BIG thak you for some greate pictures !

    Tactica seems to be very nice!

    Greate looking Andalusian and the trays for them will be a nice addition about your basing and trays, the infantry 25mm rounds? cavalry ovals 25x50? trays 120x60mm ?

    Good luck with the ebaying !

    Best regards Michael

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    1. It's kind of you to say so, many thanks. And as always you had a keen eye, all the measurements are correct. Only the cavalry tray is larger (12*8cm). The ebaying doesn't look to promising right now, but one can never say until the last day. Postage from Germany sure frightens some bidders off... Well, I won't complain, at least there will be more space afterwards :-)

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  5. They were indeed wonderful games and too bad we didn't see each other. Those Andalusians look great! Looking forward to seeing them at our game!:-)

    Christopher

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    1. Yes Christopher, but luckily will see each other at the AttritiCon (just to make sure we don't miss each other there, too: I'll be wearing a black T-shirt with my name on it and I'll be the one staging a game together with you ;-)

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    2. Lol! I think I stand a good chance to find you then!:-)

      Christopher

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  6. Thank you for the great news about the next SAGA supplement.
    btw.: You have some real nice figures there. Maybe I should go for singlebases on trays too...

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  7. I'm really excited about that piece of news myself. As Alex has said there will be seperate factions for crusaders, military orders and maybe even el cid together with the matching Arab factions. It sound as if it will be a larger supplement than the last ones. Well, I'll buy it no matter how large it is...
    As for the singlebases: I can only recommend them...

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  8. Fantastic looking figures and tables!!!
    A real pleasure for my eyes, thanks for sharing...
    Phil.

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