Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Wargamer's Christmas

Hello everyone!
As promised, here are the pictures of some of my Christmas gifts pertinent to the Napoleonic wargamer:

Uniforms of the Peninsular Wars, 1807-1814. This book is chock full of excellent color and black and white plates of uniforms, as well as written descriptions. This is a great book and covers all of the combatants in the Iberian Peninsula. There is another book on its way that was caught in the great mail backlogs here in the States: the first volume of the Funcken seires of Napoleonic uniform books, as I already have the second volume.
My favorite Napoleonic film on DVD, The Duellists, starring Keith Carradine and Harvey Keitel. I've mentioned elsewhere on this blog of my fondness for this film, and it's nice to have my own copy. Below it in the picture is a new 000 Winsor and Newton brush. My mother is a university professor and the art supplies available at her campus bookstore make her a great resource for me.

Finally, my big gift, a set of organizers for my 15mm/1:72 scale Napoleonic collection. I've finally been able to get all of my figures off of the coffee table and into a real storage system. I've been wanting one of these for a long time, and now I finally have one! Though, by the the looks of things, I'll soon need another!
Not a whole lot new, but it's something. I've been working recently and I've been spending my available free time visiting with my sister, who is in from school for another week. I probably won't get back to painting until after the new year.

I just want to thank all of y'all who read my humble blog over the past year. Painting has gotten me through some very difficult times this past year, and I know that it will continue to do so in the future. This blog has almost reached 5,000 hits, a drop in the barrel for many, but for me it means a lot. Thank you for your support, and a happy New Year to you all!



  1. A great haul there, Chuck! The book looks excellent.

  2. Thanks, Rosbif! I really like the book because instead of showing parade ground uniforms it really does a good job of showing how the men looked on campaign, with different colored trousers, patched uniforms, misshapen shakoes and even different shoes. It sort of gives me a new perspective on the whole era. :)