Snippets #14

One day von Peter himself hopes to get back to pigmenting his figures but until then a quick drive by of some items of potential interest …

Aventine Byzantines

Aventine Miniatures have started a 28mm range of early Byzantines. The first unit type out off the gate is the heavy infantry. Lighter armoured infantry are apparently in the works.

 

Skirmishing’ish Ancients rules

The TooFatLardies are working on a skirmish’ish level game set in those ancient times. Think Sharp Practice sized games though it has been stressed that this is a new game and not Sharp Practice with the gun powder removed. See …

 

But there’s more …

 

The son & heir raised Clash of Spears into the consciousness of von Peter himself. Victrix has  partnered with the rule writers to provide Punic Wars “warbands” and guess who already has Victrix figures for the Punic Wars. A clue – it’s The son & heir.

More details can be found here including links to further details on the rules themselves.

 

Stalingrad

von Peter himself has seen and heard multiple awestruck reports of a Stalingrad table. And here’s a little video on it …

 

A newly discovered Podcast

For those with an interest in WWII a couple of patriotic Brits host a podcast on that conflict. von Peter himself has listened to around ten episodes as the time of typing and finds the presentation and topics entertaining. The official blurb …

Achtung! Achtung!

Comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland discuss all matters Second World War.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk is a weekly show exploring the war in close up. James and Al have a stunning knowledge of their subject, but don’t expect a linear narrative. The boys love a tangent and a forgotten tale.

We Have Ways of Making You Talk roams down forgotten front lines, casts new villains and makes the case for unlikely heroes.

Send questions to James and Al via Twitter using #WeHaveWays or by email to wehavewayspodcast@gmail.com

Battle stations!

Search for “We Have Ways of Making You Talk” on your favourite podcast provider.

 

Would von Peter himself have been as indomitable?

Very sad and poignant yet also positive and uplifting …

Totally worth it

Some very wise words with the bonus of having a health message built in.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself

4 thoughts on “Snippets #14

  1. Thank you your Enemanence. I actually saw the Stalingrad terrain in the flesh at a Partizan show and can only describe it by using a much favoured Kiwi word as “awesome”.
    I trust that your dive by does not mean that you are temporarily abandoning the painting your Napoleonics for the moment in favour of something more ancient? I hope not – for otherwise I shall be (how you say in Kiwi) gutted 🙂 !

    • Welcome Valleyboyo

      I went to a Partisan once. Many moons ago. Sigh.

      I have not abandoned Napoleonics. Several of them sit unloved partially pigmented on the painting table. Life doesn’t seem to be leaving much time or energy for them at the moment but that will hopefully soon change.

      Salute
      von Peter himself

  2. Hi Your Vonship – another entertaining post and thank for the podcast tip – I am always on the look out for something to listen to other than Austrian Military Marches, and that Holland character is a mean historian!

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