Thursday, June 30, 2011

Warlord Sarmatians, Log Canoes and Peaches

 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.

Oh well, this looks to be a busy weekend


The Angry Lurker said...

Very good weekend though.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Sounds like a fun week end!


John de Terre Neuve said...

I bet you wish those sarmatians did not arrive! Have fun at Historicon.

Your figures in the previous post look great by the way.

You can send some of those figs, up North.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time to spend the weekend-have fun!

Anonymous said...

That should have read "great way to spend the weekend" by the way!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Sailing and little metal men... all you need to do is add a decent pint (of ale) and you'd be talking my kind of Heaven! :o)

jmilesr said...

It's pretty close to heaven! Although I have noticed with the log canoes that there is a positive correlation between the amount of beer consumed by a crew and the propensity to "turtle-the-boat". Who would have thunk that?


Perhaps my best sailing/gaming experience was a game of trafalgar using 1/2400 minis on the deck while anchored during a weekend trip - very authentic setting