Thursday, 3 May 2012

Reasons to be Cheerful

Firstly, because yesterday this blog received its one hundred thousandth hit. So one hundred thousand thanks to you all (or perhaps just one big thank you to one very sad individual). Secondly, because during the week I finished the unit of Prussian Jagers marking the end of “phase one” of this project. I now have over 350 painted and based figures, which is enough to enable me to play a decent sized game.

I’ve already mentioned that I’m particularly fond of these Jager figures because the very first Hinton Hunt unit I completed back in the early 70s was made up of these same types. Those figures are of course long gone – perhaps hiding in an attic somewhere.

My light infantry units are 18 figures strong and individually based for maximum manoeuvrability. The complete line-up is as follows:

2 x PN.24 Jager Officer, quick marching
1 x PN.25 Jager bugler, quick marching
3 x PN.26 Jager, quick marching
6 x PN.28 Jager, firing
6 x PN.29 Jager, kneeling firing

Next up will be the British ADC I’ll be painting to represent Wellington’s aid De Lancey.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


For the last few nights we have been lashed with wind and rain down here in the west country. This morning when I opened the door to the wargames cupboard I was amazed to see that one of the miniature trees had come out in sympathy with the "real world". Fortunately there were no casualties - all the Hinton Hunts were safely stowed away in the display cabinet, but if Wellington had been under that tree I hate to think what could have happened.

Now just waiting for some miniature Council Operatives to come along and clear away the debris.