Posts Tagged ‘roman’

Legion 2012 Photos

October 29, 2012

Sunday past saw the fifth year of our local games show Legion and although small it’s both perfectly formed and growing every year. Originally it was just three or four tables squeezed into a tiny room. This year saw the second year at the old Pfizers social club down on the Sandwich Road, with around a dozen games and about half a dozen traders. Sadly it lacked Fenris Games because Ian isn’t very well so collectively we all proclaim “Get Well Soon!”.  I did take quite a few more photos than those here, but have only posted the least blurry.

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Acropolis Now

April 8, 2009

cnv00106Now here’s a joyful find of a model of the Greek Parthenon and perfect for 6mm, although I’ve neglected to include a miniature in the photo so you’ll just have to take my word for it. Found it in a junk shop for a massive two quid so I had it away immediately with the usual schoolboyish enthusiasm so unsuitable for a grown man. The thing is I don’t play ancients so not sure what to do with it aside from paint the damned thing. I suppose it might be interesting for some small scale SOE or Para type WWII scenario, but even then some bright spark is likely to notice that, unlike the real thing, this is not a ruin and Elgin is yet to turn up and “protect” the marbles.

cnv00108The good news is I managed to pry the two pieces apart, so painting will be easier. If I lacked scruples I suppose I’d start casting from this well detailed model and flogging it on an internet auction site, but I’m far too much of a gent and having grown up around England’s largest Greek community I don’t want to provoke the wrath of a single Greek thanks.