Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Friday, 26 December 2014

Santa Clause and Secret Santa THANK YOU BOTH

Whilst I had a quick look yesterday at blog land I have only today been able to post and I want to say a big fat Thank You to both by Secret Santa and Santa Clause. Both presents are great and will get some use.

My Santa Clause gave me this very nice Dio of a prospector and his trusty mule. These look wonderful and the colours are perfect. I really like everything about them.

Bags of character and detail, and as they are also on separate bases these can pop out and be used in games and split up allowing for much fun I am sure.

I can see the mule also making it into the roleplaying given the desire to carry so much equipment the two ponies they have may not be enough!!

If that was not enough I also was given this great Mexican. I don't think I have  mentioned it her but I was planning on putting together a Mexican force so this guy will fit right in and I cab see I will need to start thinking of suitable characters to go with him.

The figures are all from Blue Moon so I will start there as I really like the look of these figures. I know Spirit Games sells or has sold these ranges so maybe a visit to Burton is in order?

As you can see, he is packing more than just the two pistols he has by his sides :-) I think before the week is through he could wind himself in a shoot out as the kids try and kill Dad, something of a tradition in our house.

My Secret Santa was no less a welcome present. Three Plastic Soldier Company T34's which is just perfect as I am currently painting up the Russian infantry that will go with them. No I did not peek, just very lucky to be working on them on the run up to Christmas. 

My plan now is to finish them and also start the assembly and painting of the three tanks so that I have my fledgling force all done and ready for a game when I get the chance. Even so I will still need to add some support to the force being very light in this respect but that's all part of the fun. So I will be doing quite a bit of internet browsing as I rally want to do these guys justice.

Again thank you to both of you, both presents hit the mark and from reading some of the blogs I was not the only lucky one.

13 comments:

  1. Those are cracking! Lucky you!

    Best wishes and thanks to you and Cath for inventing the Santas!

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    1. Indeed I am, will be getting to the tanks very soon

      Ian

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  2. Great pressies, Ian, and a HUGE thank you to you and your excellent wife, Cath, for the Secret Santa. I'm equally as delighted with mine. Merry Christmas :-)

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    1. Glad you like yours.

      Apart from the advertising Cath really does the work for SS and Chris has done a great job with SC this year

      Ian

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  3. Very cool that you guys do this. Happy Painting.

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  4. Super Cool, now enjoying reading the posts about what everyone has received

    Ian

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  5. I am very glad that you liked the figures. Thank you for letting me be part of the Santa Clause and for participating in it. I look forward to the game reports.

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