Sunday 9 February 2020


The latest unit in the Successor project, just finished.

Enjoyed painting these Thracian peltasts, although the cloaks make them look like they've been clothed in an old carpets and curtains warehouse!

They will add some colour to the Successor armies, and can fight for whichever side they fancy, making them a versatile addition to the project.

Last weekend was spent in York. Stevie G and I did the tourist thing on Saturday afternoon, with trips to The Jorvik Viking Centre and also Betty's (well, you've got to really). We've both visited York many times, but neither of us had been to Jorvik for some years, and it has, of course, been renovated relatively recently, so it was well worth the visit. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Well recommended.

The Vapnartak show was a bit of a shopping expedition, as well as meeting up with many hobby pals. David (of 'wargame amateur' blog fame) brought a book with him to donate to the Warcabinet bookshelves... And it's a really good read, adding to the ancients inspiration.

The York show is always a good chance to catch up with old pals, and new. And that seemed to be the trend. Shopping and chatting. Didn't really look too closely at the games, although what I saw was nicely presented, and people seemed to be enjoying the participation games. 
York represents the sallying forth of wargamers from winter-quarters, and that, I think, is the secret to its success. Long may it continue.


  1. Nice job on the Thracians.

  2. Lovely Thracian's Phil but I miss the old Rhomphia and the arguments that went with it. Saw you very briefly from afar at York but you were busy eating. Good show though.

    1. Cheers Robbie. Probably having a cuppa and a rest in the cafe area. Enjoyed the show. Catch up next time, I'm sure. Best rgds. Phil

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    1. Thx Paul. They were great fun to paint. Phil

  4. Very nice indeed Phil. I had Alexander and his Persian opponents in 15mm about 20 years ago, always enjoyed those games.