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Peter Cushing

Saturday 17 January 2015


So my birthday haul in all its glory:

Breaking it down, we have some terrain that will fit for Lion Rampant, Lord of the Rings and Saga. 

The Tabletop Workshop barn is simplicity itself to out together - look for a review shortly. The 4Ground kits look great in the flesh. Can't wait to put them together. 

We have some Viking Hirdmen which, long with my Rohirrim/Saxons will allow me to out together two forces for SAGA. 
First impressions are that the detail is cracking on these. 

Here's the meat of it; enough Perry Plastics to out together two complete retinues for Lion Rampant. 

Had a quick look inside; detail and options look brilliant. These will be first up for construction so there will be photos and a review by the end of the week. 

An unexpected bonus: She Who Must Be Obeyed must've been checking out my browsing history because these were a total but very welcome surprise. 

In Her Majesty's Name, of course, gives me an excuse to purchase any Victorian miniatures I want to build companies. This could turn out to be a very expensive present....

So it's all good, right?

Wrong. This little haul has totally blown my Pledge totals for the year. It now stands at:

Bought: 133
Painted: 8


Hopefully some more completed miniatures to show tomorrow. 


  1. Fantastic haul. I can heartily recommend the 4ground and tabletop workshop kits!

    1. I'm really impressed with them so far. I remember back in the days of Terragenesis when I spent hours making terrain. This really is a revolution in how battlefields look.

  2. Very nice "haul", and a thoughtful gift from your wife! Happy birthday!

    1. Thanks, Fitz. I shudder to think how she's going to want to me to make it up to her. I foresee a lot of babysitting duties in my future....

  3. Nice lootz Herbert.

    How to make it less of an "ouch" - you didn't pay for them so they don't count as "bought" even if they do add to the unpainted lead pile ;)

    1. I thought of that but I have the nasty feeling that it might be the sort of immorality that the Gaming Gods would punish me for!

  4. Happy birthday! Looks like a lovely bunch of additions to the mountain and I'll be watching with great interest as the Lion Rampant forces come to fruition!

    1. Thanks. I'm really looking forward to the WotR stuff. Enjoying my research.

  5. didn't you do well! Fantastic haul Sir.

  6. :)

    Dan Mersey posted this over on the Lion Rampant forum the other day, it might work for the WotR box set?

    "If you can capture yourself a box of the Perry's Agincourt English army, you're looking at a Lion Rampant retinue for £20 and only 36 models to paint! The contents of one box will make a 24 point Lion Rampant retinue … the 36 models included are 24 archers and 12 men-at-arms, which means you can field an army consisting of:

    2 Foot Men-at-Arms* @ 12 points
    2 Expert Archers @ 12 points

    It's a small, hard-hitting but very fragile retinue which should lead to some gory, fast games."

    I look forward to seeing what you create.

  7. Nice haul! No reflection on you but I do wish there were 2 of the command sprues in the Foot Knights box