A warning. Do not let all the do gooders out there lead you astray Dear readers. Natural, organic etc etc is not always the way to go. Sometimes man made, artificial etc is far superior to Mother Nature’s bounty. As evidence let’s examine the hips of von Peter himself. The natural nature provided ones turned out to be absolute rubbish with mobility increasingly limited and pain persistent … not that von Peter himself is one to mind a little pain! 😳 No really!! 😱
Last year the left hip was consigned to the dumpster and replaced. Just over a week ago the same fate befell the right hip. A bit more recuperation to go but already life is looking much improved. von Peter himself will soon be able to keep up with his wee men as they flee the battlefield as fast their little metal legs can carry them! 😃
Calpe Website updates
While idling away his time in hospital von Peter himself noticed that Calpe Miniatures have updated the figure listings in their website Shop.
The Saxons now show the codes S1 through S21 as well as the artillery pieces SA1 through SA5.
The French now list through to F53 and their artillery through to FA5. On closer inspection two new codes were revealed to von Peter himself …
- F48 – 3 Battalion standard spear points pre-1812 reforms. 3 Battalion standard spear points pre-1812 reforms. These were used almost exclusively until Napoleons abdication in 1814.
- F49 – 3 Battalion standard spear points post-1812 reforms. 3 Battalion standard spear points post-1812 reforms. These were the spearpoints used on the battalion fanions at Waterloo.
As is usual the packs in the Shop show front and back photographs with the bonus that some are shown painted which acts as a great uniform resource … and get appropriated into various blogs! 😎 But there’s more …
The three images above “borrowed” from the Calpe Miniatures website. Figures painted by Peter Fitzgerald.
As forecast Front Rank Figurines have added two more packs of Napoleonic civilians …
- CNPK3: Napoleonic Civilian pack, man leading packhorse plus pedlar and farm labourer. (figs sold only as a pack)
- CNPK4: Napoleonic Civilian pack, man working water pump, plus 2 women. (figs sold only as a pack).
Both packs are priced at £6.00.
Above: CNPK3 and CNPK4 meet up in a town square somewhere during the Napoleonic Wars. Image unknowingly provided by Front Rank
This is not he big news from Front Rank however. From their newsletter …
Napoleonic Prussians 1808 – 1815.
For many years customers have been asking us to make Napoleonic Prussians.
The good news is that design work has already started on what we are planning to be a comprehensive range of Napoleonic Prussians for 1808 – 1815.
We hope to have the first releases available in April 2016 with more releases planned during 2016/17. Updates on progress will be in our newsletters.
Sharp Practice v2
Some more news of the incoming Sharp Practice version 2 is available over on Lard Island News – mouth piece/blog of TheTooFatLardies. von Peter himself fervently hopes that the “tidy up”, “streamlining” and “simplify” used in the article do not equate to the dumbing down of the rules. We likes our little bit of chrome and flavour in the rules we do.
And finally back to the hip replacement surgery. von Peter himself can now sit comfortably for a period of time … and easily get out of the chair when that period of time comes to an end. There is a smell of painting resumed in the air. Hurrah!
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself