Thursday 16 August 2018

Greeks looking for a good home

The scaling back and rationalisation continues.
After much souls searching I have decided to try and sell my Ancient Greeks, the original collection was assembled to refight the first Battle of Mantinea which we displayed at the Sheffield Triples show some years ago.

As I've said before the majority of my colleagues all game ancients in 15mm and it seems quite mad just keeping these chaps for the sake of it.

There's a mix of Foundry and Vendel with a few Black Tree intermingled.
In summary there are 443 Hoplites, 29 Cavalry 64 Light infantry/Peltasts, 20 Thracians and 40 figures as commanders, vignettes etc
The majority of the hoplites are on 40mmx40mm bases the rest are based with 20mm fontage and 20mm depth per rank..
I can provide a more detailed break down should anyone be interested and am willing to deliver within reason.

Looking for £1650
which is less than £3 a figure - a bargain.

Saturday 4 August 2018

Trip to Claymore

First let me apologise for the lack of recent posts, a combination of real life and mulling over the options and future of Crann Tara Miniatures have all been quite time consuming.
However I decided to take a ride up North to the Claymore show at Edinburgh - a 3 1/2 hour drive there, 3 hours at the show and a 3 hour hour drive back a sensibl way to spend the day!!

Claymore since it's move to the College always feels a bit odd to me - The Atrium, the main hall and the Bring and buy always feels like there's a disconnect. However its a good show - not as good as its heady days in Adam House in the City centre :)

Main thing was to deliver a large parcel of lead to Charles Grant and I spent a good 40 minute over coffee discussing all things 18th century and future releases for Crann Tara.

I also had chance to meet up with Jim Duncan who impresses me no end with his approach to his current illness.

Stuart Insch who's enthusiasm  is always infectious. I saw Graham Hilditch in passing and I apologise for not getting chance to catch up but my clock was ticking so to speak.

A good chat with Barry Hilton especially about the forthcoming Ottoman Turks he is releasing and I was most pleased to find out that my Saxons sent troops to fight them - so what more excuse do I need to but Ottomans.

The games that I saw were fine nothing in my mind outstanding but some very nice ones, I have to be honest I didn't spend a lot of time in the main hall and the heat and body odor from the bring and buy ensured I beat a hasty retreat.

So because I also found the battery in my camera was on its last legs I only managed photos from two games - Barry Hilton's Napoleonic set up and a nice 10mm Bronze age naval game.

As to purchases a few metal bases from Trevor Holland and the new book on the Dutch army from Helion. But all in all still a most enjoyable day and a break from the mundane