To be honest dear reader there is not a lot happening in the hobby space lately. The clue is in the dearth of updates on this here blog. Of course life is not usually black and white so that’s not quite true. Various favoured wargaming sites on the interwebs are getting their usual hammering emanating out of Neu Scloss von Peter on a daily basis. The intellect is still being expended on the hobby but the paint brushes etc are on an extended holiday. But there is hope of a reversal in fortunes.
The son & heir had moved back into his room in Neu Scloss von Peter having completed his studies and time in Dunedin. That was great as we get on well. But what’s even better is that he has now moved out again into a grown up’s flat – as opposed to a student flat – taking most of the bedroom furniture with him. Meaning that this seems to be the big move with no returns. Meaning that his room no longer needs to held as a ready reserve. Meaning that Bastion Number 2 is in preparation. For the confused The Bastion was the dedicated wargaming room in the prior abode Scloss von Peter.
Above: the view of Bastion Number 2 from the entry door
Many thanks to the good Fraulien von Peter herself who has been a trooper with cleaning and even some painting on the internals of Bastion Number 2. A marvel of a sapper and an engineer all rolled up into one.
Above: the view looking back towards the entry door
The plan is to weaponise Bastion Number 2 by cleaning up the table tennis table that languishes in the garage and install it along with it’s “grass” covering. Not long now hopefully.
Above:the lighting situation has potential with three individually switched light sources. New bulbs will be investigated. Perhaps daylight bulbs will be a go
Above: ok the move out is still a work in progress. Impressively most of what remains are The son & heir’s wargaming paraphernalia. And there’s more on a table in the hall!
Bring on the Russian Mounted Jagers
von Peter himself has always had a soft spot for Russian Mounted Jagers and the Perrys have obviously got wind of this. Back in Snippets #18 The dear readers attention was targeted on the Perry’s efforts to create a box of plastic Russian and/or Prussian dragoons. Now they’ve added Russian Mounted Jagers in to the mix/box.
As a forewarning of potential button counter attacks the Perry’s have posted an official warning …
As you might notice, to get these on the frame there is a slight compromise in that the cuffs for the Jäger should be pointed and have one button, but this is easily remedied with a bit of paint.
You have been warned.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself