Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Is that an Eagle? No, that's an Osprey.

November 2014 has ended on a bit of a war gaming high note for me. 

Firstly, though in no particular order, a family member has added £150 to my Seven Years War Austrian lead pile (Xmas / Birthday), with figures by Front Rank, doubling the number of units waiting tobe painted - so now I have fifteen more units to paint, not that I'm complaining - thank you, no really, thank you.


Cover Picture for Honours of War
Secondly, I've been asked to contribute some photographs of my stuff for Osprey's Seven Years War rules Honours of War by Keith Flint. I'm not sure how many photos will be used but, I have to ask myself the question again, 'I'm going to be in an Osprey?', good grief, an Osprey no less.

http://keefsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/hell-yeah.html

Thirdly, and if I thought 'secondly' was out of the blue, I've been invited to join The League of Gentleman Wargamers for a weekends gaming at a hostelry in Kirriemuir next March by a client for whom I've painted many a WoR figure - and that's the game, a huge WoRfest on a huge table based map of Kingmaker - so I'm preparing myself for a weekend of Royal duplicity and single malts - my wife's told me no wenches, and it doesn't matter how Royal I'm feeling.

So there is my news. News is, apparently, like overdue buses: Nothing then everything at once!

11 comments:

fireymonkeyboy said...

Congrats on the photo spread, well earned I'd say.

FMB

Guidowg said...

"You lucky lucky barsta#!!"*

*(borrowed Python quote)

David said...

Well Done! At least its one Osprey rule set that might be worth buying, even if it is just to see the figures.

Sgt Steiner said...

Your excellent stuff should be great fit with Mr Flints rules (I have been following the playtest versions)

Stephen Thomson said...

it's always exciting to get your miniatures in a major publication. I felt the same way when i was asked to contribute pictures of my Turkish for the black powder supplement "Last Argument of kings" some of the north American Indians and terrain was mine also.

Oli said...

Congratulations on the Osprey James, well deserved.

Please get some pics of the WotR game, I would love to see a blog post on it.

Nick Von Cover said...

You know you're at the pinnacle of your art when this kind of thing happens. Strange, it never happens to me. Perhaps I should figure out how these paint brush thingies work...

By gosh, what is royalty coming to these days if it doesn't realize that it can just switch out the wife! I'm sure there's a convent around there somewhere... ;-)

Nick blogs at Spotting Round.

World2Dave said...

The Osprey will be all the better for your figures appearing in it. Enjoy the WoR game/trip, sounds excellent!
Dave

Mark G said...

Congratulations on getting into the Osprey rule book. Very well deserved.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Your game layouts are always magnificent. About time you get the recognition you deserve.

Well done!

Carlo Pagano said...

James your site is always inspirational and a pleasure to visit. Will be spending even more time there in future! Congratulations on the Osprey spread- should be sensational viewing.