Over the last couple of weeks I picked up some new items and they have arrived as of today. Which makes me excited! Some cool new gaming things!!!
To start off with I picked up a copy of "To The Strongest" by Simon Miller. I've read some good reviews for this set of rules and decided to take the plunge and see if they will work out with our group. If interested in these you can order them from http://bigredbatshop.co.uk/
Along with the rules order I also picked up from Simon, three hills and 6 patches of rough ground that he uses for the above set. I of course will use them no matter what. Also on top of the hills and the rough terrain are my latest Spanish Knights for my Renaissance army.
A close up of the hill and troops.
I also picked up two smaller hills. They are nicely done and the flocking on them is very interesting. Lots contrast! I like that. These hills are a little over 6" round.
More close ups of the Knights. I would just like to say that I'm glad I'm done painting the knights. What a pain. Each one had a different color set which made using a assembly line approach very difficult.
These are the rough ground patches. I'm not 100% sure of the material used to make them but it almost feels like straw.
Now for something completely different. About 3 weeks ago I stopped by Powells Bookstore here in Portland, OR and came across this book in the WWI section. It's a travel guide written for people who wanted to tour the battle ground for the 2nd Battle of the Marne. It was published in 1920. The best part of the book are all of the great maps and each page has pictures on it taken during or after the battle. This to me was a great find. They had other books as well for the Western Front.
Impressive detail on the maps as well.
Fantastic photos on each page. This book has been a joy to go through. Lots of gaming ideas are popping up from this find. :-)