Thursday, 27 October 2016

Secret Santa Hints

Firstly I hope my secret Santa brings me something nice.

Secondly her are a few hints of things I would like. But Most importantly I am sure I will like anything I receive so feel free to get me something unlisted if you like.

Starting with 6mm figures. I have decided to carry on with a project from about 20 years in my past. As such I would be interested in 6mm ACW stuff. Blues or Grey and any make. Most of the stuff I already have is Irregular, but any make is fine by me as at that scale it is more about the base than the actual figure. What is more everything is useable by me so by buying 6mm ACW stuff (Figures and or resin buildings) You just cannot get it wrong. But I realise not so very exciting to see someone else paint and play with.

15mm. In this scale I would like either Western European Dark age figures. (Normans, Vikings, Anglo Saxons, Scots, Welch, Frankish etc) You know the type of things. I do not need hundreds of figures as it will be for the "Longships" rules by Peter Pig.  So a whole force could be as few as 100 figures so variety is preferred over quantity. I do like most 15mm manufacturers so again select what suits you best. And I have no objection to Infantry or Cavalry. So that is also quite broad.

Additionally in 15mm I am slowly collecting a late war 15mm WW2 German force for PBI. I have enough infantry. But am lacking in Artillery, Transport, Anti Tank and so forth. The only thing I would ask is no Panther tanks (I already have a few and more would be redundant as in the PBI rules you only need 1 or 2 as it is mostly an infantry game. But again anything would be interesting for this.


20mm (can you tell the scales are getting bigger) Sorry folks I am still stuck on WW2.I am thinking
Western Desert either Italian or British circa 1940-41. Absolutely anything is brilliant. Talking to family I would be very likely to get something out of scale and out of period, but to a wargamer I know I can be quite specific so do not need to worry at all. I do like almost all metal castings so manufacturer is not an issue. Just remember the date and the 2 sides and know that this is for 20mm Chain of Command and we are all golden.

And in 28mm I am still looking to play some 1920's Lovecraft wargaming. Last year I dot a fantastic monster and I do want to expand the possibilities. I will possibly be using the 7TV rules (with some tweaks) . So anything from the 1920's period or the Horror period would be vey welcome. I do have some gangsters (but can always use more) but Police, investigators and citizens would also be nice. Cultists and villains are also welcome should that float your boat.

Most importantly you cannot get it wrong. Anything I receive will be welcome and appreciated.
The above are just some hints about what I am currently thinking.  feel free to select something else as we all like a nice surprise. There is no pressure and no expectations just have fun and enjoy the giving. Yes I know the pictures are all sexist.... but only once a year so I hope you will forgive me.

22 comments:

  1. Sexist or not, I'm liking the pics!!

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    1. Thank you Ray. I thought the first pic was a little cheeky.

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  2. I want to change the pics on my post from this morning!!

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    1. Thanks Andy the last pic is quite "Special"

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  3. Sorry Clint never got past the pics, its way too early

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    1. Thanks Loki. Enjoy the pics and take it easy mate.

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  4. Hmmmm, I think the pics show what you really want, however the text makes clear that you don't expect those and will settle for lead :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. You just might have summed me up entirely.

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  5. There are quite a few presents on display that I'd love to unwrap. Lovely jubbly!

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I will try to think of something witty to say later.

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  6. I'm not sure that you and I are in the in the same Secret Santa... ;)

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    1. Thank you Adam. I have my Target and myself I know no one else for sure who is in the same secret santa. And nor should I. (That is the Secret part) I am in the one run by Cath (and Ian) over at The Blog with no name. And the above is only suggestions I am not and do not expect a person to spend more than the £15 (+P&P) so If anyone follows my suggestions I would be looking for PART of one of the above. If I was very lucky.

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    2. I was referring to the helpers your Santa seems to have :)

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    3. Oh I see. I am sorry I was having a mature moment. As for the helpers, mostly they just chatter about shoes handbags and the guy next door, sometimes I wonder why I bother.

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  7. Lovely pics. Warmed my cockles this morning :)

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    1. Thank you Simon. It is funny that as soon as you write and publish a list like that above you realise both things you have missed and that should have been included. So I am more than happy if my secret Santa selects something else.

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  8. A fine post. I'm re-writing a Christmas list after typing this comment ;)

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    1. Thanks Sidney. I have another 4 lists to write. " for my Birthday and 2 more for family to get me for Christmas. And those will NEEC to be different from this list of suggestions.

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  9. Christmas list? I'm currently compiling my, 'What should I buy for myself tomorrow' list. Closely followed by my Stockton show shopping list.

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    1. Thank you Roy. Every time I go to the wargames club and play a different game the list changes. But the above list is a firm one. And not at all likely too change till I go to another wargames show.

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