Nov 19, 2014

Long time no siege...

Well, it's been a very long time since I did any constructive posting on my blog. Between the birth of our little girl, the moving to a new house and other private life difficulties, wargaming has taken a back seat for some time now.

I've been active for a bit in the local Flames of War scene, participating in some tournaments and painting up my americans while all my other miniature interests have been lying low.

Things slowly start to change though... Since we moved to our new home, I have secured for myself one of our (still) spare rooms to make myself a decent hobby room. Hurrah! Now having finished most of the little bits and bobs around the house, I've found a bit of time to furnish my room with some simple things like a 180x120cm table, a painting corner and some left-over cabinets from our former appartment.

Also, the miniature companies have not been sitting still. I've recently aquired Gripping Beasts' SAGA; the Crescent & the Cross and going over my medieval miniatures I've already put a small warband together. Furthermore I've spent some spare time at pondering some home-brewn naval wargame rules for use with the terrific Mongoose publishing miniatures (probably the only company that is so slow in releasing stuff that you can concieve and raise a kid and move to another home between their releases.). Maybe more on that in later posts...

For now, I've aquired a load of excellent laser cut bases and movement trays from Warbases on Crisis to rebase my medieval models to be able to use them for both SAGA and Deus Vult. The prime mover here being that I can play SAGA with just a few models while building & painting my army for Deus Vult. So I intend to pick up my blog at the point when I first started it, my medieval miniatures. In the years I've also progressed in my techniques, so a post detailing my new basing method (since the crusades is the period it will be a bit more arid than my other bases) will probably be one of my first posts.

From left to right my progression in bases, far right my newest laser cut bases with desert basing.
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