All done now though, and this is by way of a 'restart post', since I'm a bit worried that I might previously have done the wrong thing by just posting the 'happy snaps' of me collecting my birthday 'swag', and I thought I'd better do a quick reveal to prevent the suspense leading to a complete anticlimax!
First off, the major items on my wishlist were all due to a batrep by fellow blogger John (Vagabond) on his excellent blog here - https://vagabondswargamingblog.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Samurai
So, a big "Thank You" is in order for setting me off on yet another new project (but old passion), and prompting the visit to Nottingham with my good lady in tow, and armed with a "10% off when you visit us in store" voucher from a previous mail order purchase at Warlord Games.
To get take best advantage of the discount, I picked up the Test Of Honour starter set which entitled me to the free Geisha Spy mini, plus the Bandits and Ronin boxed sets. The extra dice and cards will be useful to expand the game, and the very nice "Giants In Miniature", Oda Nobunaga was from over at Northstar Miniatures to complete the 'project swag' - though I also picked up a few mini's intended for the Witchfinder General campaign while I was there!
The painting table hasn't been very busy - I've either been 'otherwise engaged' or just too
Here's the two C-in-C bases I need for Victory Without Quarter, and an extra stand of pike which will allow the red coated unit to be fielded for both VWQ and Pikemans Lament.........
and another Bladerunner operative out on his first assignment, interviewing some, err, 'working girls' down in the Lotus Sector.
That's all for this post, but now I've reclaimed my gaming space, watch out for some upcoming game reports (at last!!!)