Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Eyes Better & Figures Ordered

First of all, I'm happy to report that the cataract surgery on my right eye has been successful.  I can see things a lot more clearly now.

And, in celebration (at least that's what I'm pleading) and the fact that WARLORD GAMES is offering free worldwide shipping through July 31st, I have finally ordered some 28mm figures to begin work on my long-time desire to game the English Civil War.

I ordered the "Pike & Shotte Starter Battalia" (note: link is to US site).  With it I will get 90 foot and 24 cavalry for $96.

Yes, I know that they are hard plastic rather than metal but I really don't care . . . I will be able to build them with a lot of options so as to get a good "irregular" look to my ECW units . . . and anyway I use 1/4" MDF for basing my figures so that provides sufficient "heft" even with plastics.

I might even order a second set as well since what one gets for under a hundred bucks is quite a lot . . . but if so it will be a separate order in the hope that both will clear Canadian Customs without getting whacked with duties and an "inspection fee" . . . (ah the joys of getting things shipped across borders).

However please do not expect to see them on the table top soon.  There will be a lot of painting and assembly to accomplish first.  And in the meantime I will be keeping an eye on eBay and Bartertown for deals on Warlord and Perry ECW figures (these being apparently a very good mix -- even in the same unit).

-- Jeff

15 comments:

Archduke Piccolo said...

That sounds like a pretty good sort of deal! Congratulations on a successful outcome on the eye surgery. Is that one eye done, or both now?
Cheers,
Ion

Archduke Piccolo said...

I see the answer in your previous posting (silly me). Somehow or other I had missed it.
All the best,
Ion

El Grego said...

A double dose of good news!

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Congratulations! Your surgery was remebered in thought and prayer and it seems to have helped the process. You will enjoy the Warlord Plastics. I have bought loads of them for my Early Imperial Roman Army and been totally pleased with the result.
Hope you have a long - and visually happy - life and enjoy the hobby.
Be well.
Jerry

Prince Lupus said...

Great news Jeff.

If you haven't bought the new 28mm plastics before I think you'll be impressed.

Are you using Victory Without Quarter?

A J said...

I'm pleased to hear your surgery went well and you're enjoying your new improved eyesight by getting some figures to paint. ECW is one of my favorite periods, and one of those I'll get round to eventually.

tradgardmastare said...

Great news indeed Jeff!
best wishes
Alan

Fitz-Badger said...

That's excellent that your eye surgery went well and as good a reason/excuse to purchase some figures as any. Enjoy!

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Congratulations on the successful surgery. Sounds like a perfect reason to celebrate with some new figures.

Mosstrooper said...

Congratulations on the op - you deserve those figures ! Tony

Dave said...

Good news Jeff and what better way to celebrate some new figures than a spot of eye surgery ;-)

Very pleased to hear it was a success

btw thanks for the heads up on the WLG deal

john yorio said...

Hi Jeff,

Been away from my blog rolls the past few days. It's great to come back and see that your second eye surgery was a success! Congratulations!

best wishes!

-John

Kelroy Was Here said...

Very cool. And do buy the second order's worth, one for each eye, don't ya know!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Please post regularly on your progress... I am SO close to the ECW being my next project! :o)

tidders said...

Glad to know your surgery went well - enjoy your ECW project

-- ALLan