31 December 2013

Martian Reinforcements

   More shield gunners have arrived in time for the New Year. Protected by their armour, they also crouch behind their thick shields to avoid the onslaught of British lead as they advance. Once at close range, these assault troops unleash a furious rain of shot from the breechloading shotguns mounted in their shields. Unarmoured troops should take care not to allow these fierce warriors to approach.




[Editors Note: These are the last of the first 10 RAFM Space 1889 shield gunners. I now have another unit for 28mm VSF! Huzzah! I bought these at Historicon 2011, along with their five companions. I have another seven or eight waiting their turn on the paint table (and maybe some command figures), which were purchased at Historicon this summer. Have I mentioned before how much I love the flea market there? These five bring my total of 28mm figures painted this year to a nice round 100. Not bad for The Slowest Painter in Texas" (TM).]

26 December 2013

Hectic Times in Victoria Landing

   My apologies for the lack of content around here. I shall have some additional troops to showcase here in the near future - give me a day or two, won't you? Prior to the New Year, I assure you, I shall display additional Martian Johnnies, and perhaps a few of Her Majesty's loyal tars.

   In other news, tomorrow is my eldest son's 18th birthday. Please join me in congratulating him on surviving thus far, and on his acceptance to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas [Ed.: Texas A&M University] for the upcoming Fall term. His mother shall miss him sorely, I am sure.

   Finally, I should like to wish Mister Charles Babbage a very happy birthday. I am sure we all appreciate his development of difference engine technologies which enable us to share our news and collaborate on ideas more rapidly than ever previously possible.

   I bid you all a very good evening.

25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

   May the Joy of the Season fill your heart.

   May your family be healthy and happy.

   May your future be bright and secure.

   May you get lots of toys.

   Not necessarily in that order.