Yet another quickie. Perhaps the old quickie is the new normal? Getting sidetracked now … but … von Peter himself deplores what appears to be the endless dumbing down of ‘things’ in the world. Be it documentaries on the television or – Gawd forbid – wargames rules. M-u-s-t s-u-p-p-r-e-s-s a-n i-m-p-e-n-d-i-n-g r-a-n-t-! M-u-t-t-e-r m-u-t-t-e-r m-u-t-t-e-r!!
Phew that was close. Almost lost it! 🚫 Onwards …
Perry’s metal packs price bump incoming
Scraped from the home page of the Perry Miniatures website we have …
PRICE RISE IN APRIL
This is a prior warning that we’ll be increasing the metal codes by 50p on April 2nd (we didn’t want to make it April 1st as customers might think it was a joke!). So if your thinking of buying get those orders in pronto to save some money!
Take any action you may deem as necessary based on this intell! 😃
Plastic Chasseur a Cheval from Perry Miniatures
You know you’ve made it in the blogging world when the Perry twins go out of their way to monopolise your blog! 😎 This time from the Perry’s Facebook page …
For Salute this year we will be releasing the plastic set of French Napoleonic Line Chasseurs a Cheval 1808-15.
In a week or so we should have the first shots of them to show you, but for now here’s the cover art by Peter Dennis and a few of the illustrations for the colour guide by Alan.
The box will contain 14 mounted figures. Four uniform variants will be included in the box; campaign and full dress for 1808-12 and campaign and full dress for 1812-15. During this period the coat changed from the single breasted Kinski coat to the lapelled Spencer coat around 1812 although the latter probably took a while to replace the former. Both types are presented in this set, along with elite company uniforms. The figures in the Kinski coat can also be used as Hussars in campaign dress.
And let’s face it Dear readers – the Chasseur a Cheval regiments were a fairly common type of cavalry in the French Army. Far more ubiquitous than your cuirassiers, carabiniers a cheval or Dutch Lancers!
Above: the box art by Peter Dennis for the Chasseur a Cheval plastic box set
von Peter himself has not been totally idle
Fraulien von Peter herself had the good sense to go out for most of a Saturday and left von Peter himself with a few free hours to himself … once he’d walked dogs etc. Time for a photo shoot session. The current efforts to document the in-house Napoleonic armies over on vonpeterhimself.com had revealed a paucity of suitable photos for some units and this was a chance to right some of those wrongs. The Napoleonic Austrian and Prussian pages have been the major beneficiaries but the Russians weren’t totally forgotten as a sub par photo was replaced with two new images.
Above: The mounted elements – Hessen-Homburg Hussars, Reische Dragoons and a 6pdr cavalry battery – of Generalmajor Raigencourt’s brigade muster outside a town in Saxony 1813
Click the image for a larger and clearer view.
Steel Fist Miniatures
If any or all of …
- Later Medieval 1460-1490
- Italian Wars 1494-1530
- Samurai 1550-1615
in 28mm are of interest then you may want to check out Steel Fist Miniatures. Just saying! 😇
BTW, von Peter himself announces the new episodes of the TwoFatLardies Oddcast because unlike all the other podcasts he listens to this one does not automatically download new episodes onto his computer … and hence several other listening devices. Probably more accurately von Peter himself has not yet figured out how to get the new episodes to download automatically onto his computer! The problem is possibly that locally iTunes is used to deliver blogs and the Lardies have not seen fit to load their Oddcast on to iTunes. So von Peter himself notes the new episodes here as a service to The dear readers just in case they are “in the same boat”. No guarantees on the service however.
Hmm. It looks like von Peter himself has started and ended with a rant! Enough.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself