I know, It's been a long time since my last post. I was away yet again, this time to the JEA convention in Anaheim. Yes, I was within five miles of Brookhurst Hobbies, but managed to stay away. I spent a lot of time learning about student journalism, and a lot of time at the happiest place on earth (Disneyland) chasing around high school juniors and seniors. It was fun, but I can assure you I did little that had anything to do with miniature wargaming.
Since I returned home I've worked on a few things. I've been painting up my itty bitty unit of 17th Light Dragoons. I should have them done in a couple of days. I've also worked on a couple of hydroplanes. I am nearly done with the Miss B and I for Dave Demick. It's a Tacoma boat from 1958. I've also begun working on Miss Pay N Save, which is a very pretty boat out of Seattle. I'll have both of them for Enfilade.
When I arrived home on Monday I found my copy of Medieval Warfare by Terry Gore waiting for me. I had hoped to have it to take it with me to Anaheim, but missed it by a day. The rules look really good. They reflect the period better than lots of other more generic ancients rules, such as Field of Glory. This looks better for me that the HYW.
I am back from Palm Springs. It is my second trip to that wonderful community, and I found it almost as enjoyable as last year. Just to be clear, there are no wargaming shops in Palm Springs. There are hardly any book stores in Palm Springs--I brought my own. Just lots of golf courses. The weather was good-about 80 degrees most days.
That said, I haven't touched a paint brush in almost two weeks, which means I need to get it in gear. I still have two units to paint for Cowpens, plus some hydroplanes and wee boats for our Action Stations game. In addition, I'll be shuffling off to Anaheim in about ten days for the JEA conference, so there's no time to waste.
Mountbatten Pink is the color of the Campbelltown and the MGB's/MTB at Raid on St. Nazaire--that's a mix of gray and dark red: heavy on the gray.
I'm a high school history and journalism teacher, a career I've loved and continued to enjoy. Aside from my family I have several passions-miniature wargaming, movies, books and music. I'm also a died in the wool Mariners fan and baseball lover.