This blog will will contain my rather pedantic ramblings on my experiences within the miniature war gaming hobby. There will be informative how-to’s, thrilling battle reports and thought provoking editorials. I fully expect that history will one day view the contents of this blog on par with Homer’s Illiad or Newton’s Principalia. Or it's a complete waste of time.
A bit of an eclectic post today. First, I was very pleasantly surprised by a package I received yesterday from Warlord Miniatures, the contents of which consisted of 12 of the new Sarmatian Cataphracts! The picture shows the models drying after washing. Not the best picture, but the sculpting quality is some of the best I've seen. The only trouble is I've only got a week to get them painted up for the Historicon game!
The coming weekend here in the states in July 4th and one of our traditional activities is sailing. The boat pictured is a log canoe and is a racing style boat found here on the Chesapeake Bay. It's completely impractical as there isn't a keel, so the counter weight consists of crew members climbing out on 15' planks that are affixed to the sides of the boats - what fun! I'm hoping for weekend that consists of sailing during the day and painting cataphracts at night.
Lastly, Our fruit trees may actually bear fruit this season! The past two seasons we've lost all the peaches but hopefully this year we'll get some. Our fig tree is producing a ton of figs and the apple trees appear to be in relatively good shape. My wife tells her friends she loves to garden and likes to show of the grounds. Of course her definition of gardening consists of telling me to do this or that, a skill that she has perfected after 24 years of marriage.