Wishing all my friends in Bloggerland a peaceful and healthy Festive Season and New Year. We will be having our traditional family Christmas dinner, there will be Thirteen of us around the table* including the five Grandchildren, to us it's everything that this time of year is about.
The hostilities in the Crimea have been postponed as I try to work out the solution to my basing problems and thanks to all who helped with suggestions. To be honest I may just bite the bullet and go back to 2mm MDF as the simplest solution, possibly using a finer grit this time but sticking with the 2mm static grass. Going to be a bit time consuming doing this but I have tested several bases and they practically peel off the existing plastic sheet with very little effort and no mess. I know it will be worth it as I'm still very keen on this project. I have plenty of newly painted units to share, but will hold back until all are properly based, just the shot of the 42nd Highlanders that featured half painted in the previous post. There is still much scope for expansion, the Sardinians entered the war in 1855 and the Irregular Miniatures castings look very tempting along with the Turks! The big plan for the New Year though is making terrain boards.
As my wife will be mostly in the kitchen today prepping and cooking I might indulge myself in a re watch of Charge of the Light Brigade** later, possibly with a glass of port. Cheers all.
* Handy thing about being a wargamer is that having 3 sheets of 2 x 3 ply makes a perfect 6 x 4 dining table when covered with suitably festive cloth, and the trusty folding card table also gets pressed into service as a side table!
** This is the 1968 version not the earlier Errol Flynn BW version of course, The early version was Ok but I have only ever seen horses race at that speed in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, let alone a controlled charge. If you fancy a watch its available to rent or buy on YouTube and Amazon.