The Blog of Michael T. Murphy and his lifelong obsession with "little army men" and their imaginary glory, miniature wargaming, and other things...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

An update, projects, and more figs on order!

This morning I woke up to the sight of a slightly white powdered ground as a light dusting of snow had fallen during the night.
Hmmm...for some reason, it got me to thinking about "American Revolution", or "AWI".
Strangely enough, this is a genre that I am interested in getting into, but at the same time, I have so many right now, I don't know if/when I will get the time.

During this time period, (Thanksgiving, etc.), I made an enormous order from Brookhurst, (aka Peter Pig Figs)...
Here's what I ordered:
17-37 Reg G3/SLR Beret (X2)
17-52 Prof/Reg Beret (X2)
17-31 TV Media
17-56 Professional w LAWS
17-67 MG Gunners and MGs
17-128 US Inf. Adv (X2)
17-129 US Inf. Firing (X2)
17-130 US M16 Kneeling (X2)
17-131 M203 Firing
17-132 M203 Signalling
17-133 SAW Gun Firing
17-134 SAW Gun Adv
17-135 AT4
17-136 Command
17-137 Dead (X2)
17-138 M240MG (X2)
17-139 US Inf prone (X2)
17-140 US 50 Cal MG Teams
17-110 French Foreign Legion Beret
8-39 Partisan Resistance
14-8 Camp Followers

Hmmm...does anyone see a pattern here for troops? (If you said US, then you are correct...) With a 25% off sale, I couldn't help but go ahead and get the initial setups for my USMC troops.
I REALLY need to get to building that MEU..., plus I picked up some beret figures to build a special set of mercenaries that I want to build.
And along with the Camp Followers, (I'm thinking more refugees...what's a crisis in Africa without fleeing hordes of civilians?), and more media, (gotta win that Pulitzer that's for sure).

So 29 Packs equals out to about another 232 odd figures, and my current count is at 1482, (not including the Clan War mini I want to get rid of), and the Sebeki Crypt Lord that my compadre Alex Bates sent me.

Hmmmm....perhaps this is the season to be merry...with Christmas sales and stuff, I can finally afford to get some of the good toys and help even out my "needs"....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

An update! we are in November!
Where HAS the time gone??
Fall In is this weekend, and once again I didn't have a chance to go. Hopefully next year...hopefully.
My gaming has been slight to nil right now. I've done some figure painting and am "Still" working on the ship. I've also counted my figs. Currently right now, I have approx 1450 figs (of various genres and scales), that need painting, and I am sure that more will find their way once I start REALLY searching for them.
But I DID finish the "The Bongolesian National Independence Victory and Unity Arch" this weekend, and here are a few (bad) pictures of it. It seems that my digital camera just cannot handle what I want it to do, and so I am thus being forced to looking into getting a better camera.

But here it is for your review...
Whoops! A BARF color bearer holding aloft the colors of BARF in true revolutionary fervor! (or is that fever?)...How did HE get in here?!?! we go....

The Bongolesian Arch...Truly a thing of great beauty and pride for the People of Bongolesia! (Rhinestone Gemstones and all...)

An oblique angle shot showing the size of this thing, compared to a stand of Peter Pig 15mm News Crew...

Another size comparison shot. Truly this is a a spectacle to see in downtown Sudekia...
More to my Pulp figures and Cowboys are starting to ask, (nay, DEMAND), attention...
Comments are appreciated!