Friday, 17 January 2014

More 10mm Sams. and BROADSIDE news,

 My latest additions to Curt's Analogue Painting Challenge netted me an additional 24 points. Comprising of 12 mounted Samurai with three to a base. These are clearly destined to become part of my RED Samurai army. 3 figures to a base and 4 bases to a unit.

Not really a whole lot more to say about them really except perhaps that unlike my previous samurai they have all been painted in the same red armour. Historically there are several commanders who dressed there armies in Red so the uniform appearance is a little different for me with Samurai rank figures as opposed to ashigaru which always look better in a uniform.

BROADSIDE NEWS: The Swallows Leisure Centre, the venue for the last two years has at short notice decided that we cannot use one of the halls (the Wyvern Hall). They have not provided us with an alternative so the show this year will need to fit in a single hall. As we have already paid for the advertising in magazines and on flyers it is too late this year to seek an alternative venue. Consequently space will be tight, about 70% of what we have had for the last two years. One of the ways we are getting round this issue is that we are having to limit the size of the display games to 4'x6'. We have sent out emails to all the clubs concerned and informed them of this new situation and have been very pleasantly surprised with both the promptness of their replies and their understanding. Needless to say it is not ideal for any concerned, but we are getting there. It is possible that we shall look at alternative venues for next year. Chatham Dockyard has been suggested but at present nothing has been decided.

Well that is it for today. Thanks for reading  this blog and hope you found something of interest here.

All the best Clint


15 comments:

  1. Nice work Curt, I don't think the Rejects are putting on a game this year especially after the comments from some Rejects!

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    1. I am sorry to hear that, both about the possibility of your very good display games, but also that the Rejects are not keen to do so.

      Email me if there is anything I can do to help.

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  2. Nice Samurai Clint, its a pity about the show though I am sure it will be overcome

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    1. The show problem will be overcome. We were told 2 days ago and with no warning. Still the show will survive and perhaps we will use this as a catalyst to grow. Thank you Loki. Now let's both get back to painting.

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  3. nicely painted and impressed by the detail on them.
    cheers
    dan

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    1. Thank you Dan. And thank you for what I suspect is your first comment on this blog.

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  4. More Samurai to boost your forces and more points in the challenge as a bonus! - Great Stuff.
    The hall booking thing sucks, good luck finding an alternative venue for next year too.

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    1. Thanks Joe. We do have a couple of options for halls next year we just have to find the right one at the right price, and that's the trick.

      Just finished painting my 20mm Laurence. Now have to work out what to start next.... 10 mm Ansar maybe or 15mm WSS. or 20mm Arab revolt... Can't decide!

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  5. Gorgeous looking Samurai cavalry Clint. You seem to be excelling yourself on each progressive unit.

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    1. Thank you Carl. I think I am painting more and maybe the practice is paying off.

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  6. Great looking cavalry and basing, Clint. Dean

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  7. I saw those Samurai and liked all that red. That's unfortunate about losing the hall. Especially after you've had flyers and such made.

    Also, I sent you an email.

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    1. Thank you Anne, E mail received. I thought it best to get your permission before contacting Curt.

      Glad the water is back on and that you are getting things sorted out.

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