I hope everyone had a great Christmas, my own was spent working, however I did have a nice boxing day meal with my family after my shift and had a couple of nice days lately with Mai save me being loaded with the cold. This year we chose not to give presents and cards as we have other avenues for our hard end and I know our family and friends understand.
Nothing special to post this time round just finished off an additional Prussian foot battery. I finished 1 in May and this is the 2nd in different positions. I had to make sure to keep the painting style the same as I planned to mix them together a bit.
The crew positions will no doubt be totally wrong as I again could not find a source that showed where the crew members stood when firing/loading. Also I picked up a good amount of the crew figures in penny pockets from different lots and deals over the years so they are not all 100% part of a specific crew set.
Darren, some of these figures will be yours buddy so it will no doubt be good to see them painted up ready for action.
I believe this will be the last Prussian foot battery I paint as I now have 3 (1xOG, 2xAB). I may add a set of 12lb guns to 1 of these and use their guns on a horse battery that is close to being finished?
Anyway it was a really nice feeling to get them finished off as the guns were a pain to paint.
An interesting little side project Craig and I are planning.
I'll post more pics when things start to happen!
News from the Philippines: Nothing really positive has happened in Tacloban city so life is still tough for everyone however as well as getting money over we also managed to get 30 kilos of dried foods, meds and chocolates to our family just before Christmas through a friend who was flying into Manila and very kindly gave us some baggage space! Mai's friend picked up the bag at the airport and took it to Tacloban. This meant the kids in the neighbourhood at least had some treats for Christmas. We have also been sending out letters to food companies and pharmacy suppliers hoping for donations of dried goods, high energy food, medicines (basically anything that will be useful) as we are sending a huge box by container to the family and neighbourhood in January. Thankfully we have already had some donations of shortbread, chocolate and have dried goods to collect from a Chinese cash and carry. I'll post an update when I have more info.
Also thanks Malc for sending up a very heavy box of figures for myself and brother, there was a lot of useful figures in the box Malc and anything we don't use we will pop on ebay and send the proceeds over to Philippines so thanks a million!!!
Happy wargaming to everyone, probably see you in the New Year . . .