On a rather delightfully warm Saturday morning, I found myself once again trekking to the hallowed tabletop show that is Salute. Once again the tabletop masses descended unto the London Excel for Salute 2019. Grab [...] The post Salute 2019 – Another Year, Another Wonderful Show appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
Continuing the real estate-theme of this portion of the Challenge - I now present 8 28mm Western themed buildings. All of these kits are from Sarissa Precision and are very nice. There are six Mexican themed buildings (I got the Mexican village pack) and two more general purpose - a large barn and a foundry.A close up of four of the Mexican themed buildings 2 houses in the back, a small jail (front left) and a catina (front, right).The jail even has 3 cells! It's just screaming for a jail break gameThe village has a rather large bank. - too be honest it's a lot larger than the other buildings so will look a little out of place but it's still a nice kit.A small adobe churchThe two more generic buildings are the large barn and a foundry. I still need to do some detailing on these buildings but I suspect you'll see them at Cold Wars in a American Civil War setting.There are a "few" more real estate projects for this years Challenge
Another 15mm painting updateFrench Generals - the figures are from Old Glory's Blue Moon line and were a lot of fun to paint up. The larger the base, the higher the command level. These 9 command stands join another 4 that I purchased pre-painted from GAJO.Spanish artillery - AB figures and Old Glory guns.AB figures are simply superb.6 French Limbers for Old Glory. Wonderful figures and very cost effective but I really don't like painting limbers. Got some Austrian Limbers to also paint up.One of two 15mm scale Sarissa European Buildings. I highly recommend the kits.I "need" to get some more!
As I slowly move through my lead pile of things Home Guard related, the realization set in that I would need terrain and a fair bit of it if I wanted to replicate Dad's Army, Went the Day Well or The Eagle Has Landed. I toyed with making up buildings out of foam core and other materials but practically, that wasn't a realistic option. With some Christmas money in hand, I went shopping. There are many good manufacturers out there with some very nice products in 28mm / 1/56. Some of the resin offerings were beautiful but expensive, and for many companies, their UK styled offerings were focused on terraced housing.I decided to go with Sarissa primarily because of their very generous shipping terms and because they ship Royal Mail. (As mentioned in a previous post, courier companies like to gouge Canadians for customs fees). The order was placed and a few weeks later, my order arrived in my mailbox. It came in two separate packages, both properly marked as to contents and value and with no import fees payabl