Monday, 29 December 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Saturday, 20 December 2014
They were distinguished by their traditional jelleba hooded coats that came in a variety of stripes.
Their most famous campaign was in Italy where they used their mountaineer skills to break the Cassino line, the key victory resulting in the capture of Rome.
They also built up a reputation for rapine but the stories lost nothing in the telling.
Weapons varied with time and place but Springfield rifles and other American gear was employed along with original French 1940 equipment.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Finished my Venusian Newt Flyers, all but a bit o' touching up when the paint has cured - as the bishop said to the actress.
Some very big flying beasts on Venus: warm, lowish gravity (0.9 g) and a thick atmosphere. :)
Next the ground warriors.
It's all go on Venus.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Upon arriving home I discovered one of my crack Home Guard Mechanised Troopers had gone AWOL - with his bicycle and cycle clips.
I did find him the next morning - caught up in the rear door lock on my car.
'Fraid it's not looking good despite the best efforts of Nurse Wimpole.
What a grisley fate.
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Storming Venus is currently on promotion as a freebie at Baen Books. Click on the side bar at the top right of this blog or on the links in this text and select Chapter 3.
You may want to read Storming Hell first.
Monday, 8 December 2014
Are they great models? Um no.
Well painted? Well, they were painted.
Based? Yes, and quite decently.
But all it took was a bit of paint freshening, some new spears and a touch of diluted Army Painter Dark Tone and I have a perfectly acceptable unit for my Hellenistic armies after just a couple of hours work.
No they're not going to win any awards but they do the job for a minimal outlay of time and money.
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Models by Tamiya except for the scorpion - anyone recognise what that is?