The Great Tarawera Wargame Extravaganza is upon us, we have had two or three days without a single case of Covid 19 in the community (we do have some cases in the managed isolation facilities but that’s ok), so looks like nothing can get in the way of this finally going ahead! Twenty four hours ago, Mark referred to it as a “retreat”, but being a military man, I prefer my description!
The rather uninspiring header image of a pile of cardboard file boxes is my contribution to the weeks activities – a great deal less than it often is, as I am not running a game this year and am not required to bring along any scenery.
The yellow boxes contain 28mm Napoleonic Austrians for Chris’s game, whilst I am also contributing the Light Division to Marks Crimean game, some Buffalo Soldiers to Julian’s Pony Wars game and western gunfighters to our quick Sunday morning game, run by Rick.
Following the images of boxes and some of their contents, there are the latest three Fenryll figures, the third of the Noble Ladies and two more serving girls. The latter two must have been amongst the first sculpts, as unlike all the others, they come attached to a resin base that is approx 5-6mm thick, making them tower over everyone else in the collection. I did have a half-hearted attempt at sanding down the bases but I was too scared I would bugger up the figures, so in the end I did not reduce the thickness by much. They are most likely only going to be “human scenery” anyway, so it probably doesn’t matter that much.
I had a good result on the second package of Fenryll figures – for once the extortionate cost of international shipping actually worked in my favour – the charge via NZPost to return the package to Thierry in France was NZ$60 tracked and NZ$40 untracked – as the intrinsic value to him of the figures is presumably very little bar his labour, he told me it was not worth it to him and so I now have a second tranche of all the figures!
A number of posts will follow in about ten days’ time as I document our week away, although our friend Mark at 1866 and all That may be sending out evening reports live from the battlefield, so mine may end up being a bit redundant – but that wont stop me!
Stay safe, take care in these troubled times, and I will be in touch again soon!