Sunday, 25 December 2016

Xmas Swag! (And now back to normal)

It has been a funny day today. I did receive a couple of Wargames Xmas gifts, not many but I am happy with them all. The Reason for the funny day is my sister brother-in-law and nephew are all flying to Dallas Texas tomorrow morning.  Just for a couple of weeks and not for good or anything like that. Which meant I put on a buffet lunch for them and not a Roast dinner. So yes technically I had Pizza for Christmas dinner! (Among many other things and will be eating left over buffet food for a few more days. )

But as wargamers you all want to know what loot I received.  In No particular order.
  • Hyena Road DVD. If you have not already seen it and are interested in modern warfare it is worth a look.
  • Fury DVD A film I have not seen yet so got to be worth a look. (Despite the big main star it still could be good! I do not have a downer on the star but on Hollywood always casting big names!)
  • A brigade Games 6mm Sci Fi Chinese Infantry Company (this was unexpected but is a complete joy!)
  • 6  packs of peter Pig Dark age Vikings. these were from my Secret Santa Thank you very Much Santa 5 of the 6 packs would have been my choice as well. The other pack, not my fist choice but probably a better choice than I would have made. So once again Thank you Santa I am very impressed with your good taste.
  • last but not least THANK you Paul. ( I do not know for sure who you are, but I do have a clue!)  12 Painted 15mm sci fi figures. 8 Men and 4 Robots. I will redo the bases just to match in with the rest of my forces. but that is the only changes I will make. I recognise every film the robots are "inspired" by yes even Hughie and Louie (or is that Hughy and Louy!) And I will get these in a game in the new year, That I promise!
Well that is the haul, small but potent. I did get other things as well, like gloves and socks... but as wargamers you do not care about them.

For my Nephew I got a box of Japanese sweets! About the size of a shoe box filled with sweets and snacks he had never tried before.... And he likes trying new foods.  I did order a "Walking Dead" novel as well so he could read it in the plane, but it is lost in the post. But It may still turn up.

While for my sister I got a 50" Girth. yes she is my BIG sister but that is for her horse and not for her! You cheeky sod! I also got her a book to read on the plane all about how a horse trains its human. yes my sister is horse mad and will be riding when in Texas!

Anyway I hope you all have received things you like  and are as happy as me. Not a massive haul but a joyous one. And once again thanks to Santa Clause and Secret Santa.

I will post again soon. All the best Clint


22 comments:

  1. Great Christmas swag, Clint. Hope you have a tip-top day :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. I will probably start the team project on Boxing day. Not a bad haul, most of it different from what I expected. But I am happy with it all.

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  2. That's quite a Xmas haul Clint!10 points for spotting the 2017 gag. No one else has mentioned it!

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    1. Thank you Ray. It is possible they are all being polite or maybe hung-over! Hope you are having a good day and the kids are too as well as the Ankle biter (postie)

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  3. Nice haul old boy, had never heard of Hyena Road!

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    1. Thank you Fran. Hyena Road is set in Modern Afghanistan so may not appeal to all. But as a film I liked it. It has a story which is sadly lacking in Hollywood at times. (I do not think it was made in Hollywood btw but in Canada and Afghanistan (or a dry country resembling Afghanistan.)

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  4. Looks like you scored well, I have enjoyed some wargames swag as well

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian. It is always hard for families to get the right thing for wargamers.

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  5. Glad the day went well and what a splendid haul. Happy Christmas!


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    1. Thank you Michael. I al already back at the painting table. And dog sitting for my sister. And I hope to have more finished for the AHPC this afternoon. Although I am tempted to delay it until I get a little more done.

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  6. That's quite a neat pile of goodies you got. Good on you, mate. All the best!

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I feel very lucky.

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  7. Very nice stash Clint. FYI I enjoyed Fury, Brad played the role well, a little bit Hollywood but a good distraction anyway.

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    1. Thank you Andy. I shall enjoy it I am sure. But I still dislike Hollywood using big name stars in almost EVERY film. But I suppose it always has done so!

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  8. Awesome loot haul enjoy Fury it's on my to watch list!

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    1. Thanks Simon. I have other things to watch first, but I am sure I shall soon.

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  9. Merry Christmas Clint - best wishes for 2017 and beyond

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    1. Thank you Paul, I wish you and your family well and a very pleasant new year and many years to come.

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  10. Great haul Clint and yes, Hyena Road is a good film. All the best for 2017

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    1. Thank you Joe. All the best to you and the family for the new year (and beyond). I have watched Hyena Road and have very much enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. Just had a power cut here. Luckily I run on gas for cooking so was able to fill hot water bottles! But no lights no Tv no Computer. But fixed now..... we assume (or I could not type this!)

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