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'A gaping silken dragon,/Puffed by the wind, suffices us for God./We, not the City, are the Empire's soul:/A rotten tree lives only in its rind.'

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Hello clouds ...

... hello trees ... hello birds...

Yes, the butterfly mind syndrome has kicked in again. From late war German armour in 20mm to:

Spanish Civil War in 28mm in one astounding bound!

With Anglian miniatures (or whoever owns them now) Falangist militia, plus CV33.

But how? How does the toy soldier/wargame mind make such a leap?

In this case, I was innocently filing away the surplus decals from the Ferdinand kit, only to stumble on these:

Carlist flags by 'Little Big Man'. Who could resist such splendour?!

So, out came the famous (if sometimes a little fanciful) Bueno (Uniformes Militares de la Guerra Civil Espanola en color, Madrid, 1971), 

and out came some unfinished 28mm Carlists - the shock troops of Navarre, of Nationalist Spain:

On a different, though not too dissimilar note, I had a visit today from a Libyan academic. She is part based in England and part in Libya. She is from the same tribe as the late Colonel. Her family is small and unimportant, and had no government contacts under the old regime. But things are difficult. Civil war. Not to be wished on any country.


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    1. Or, as my pre-prep grandson would say: 'I'm not a gurl!'

  2. Butterfly away my friend .It is good to see you with the energy so to be. I wish I "filed" my wargames things as I bung or stuff them anywhere much to the annoyance of others...

    1. I was, of course, using the word 'filed' in the loose sense of throwing it into the box where I keep my vehicle and armour decals. Filing, after a fashion.

  3. Nice SCW troops there and it is amazing hope wargamers drift from one period to the next.

    1. Yes, there is probably some undiagnosed condition. Perhaps we should have self-help groups .... where we would ... er ... incite each other to try new and odder periods, figures, vehicles, rules..... Aieeeee!