Saturday 26 September 2020


 Hey, hope you are all well. I've been busy. I'd run out of space to store toy soldiers so I've been having a clear out and selling some stuff on ebay. I've sold my team yankee 6mm british army for about what I paid for it, painted it for fun. I am now selling off my pirate collection. Many years ago, when I had just got back into the hobby and had no clue what i was doing (like now), I bought a pirate army from Wargames foundry. They are lovely figures and I enjoyed painting them but there were about 250 figures - enough to raid Panama City - and what the hell do you do with that many pirates. So they have sat painted and unloved for over 10 years. Some I'm selling them on ebay in groups of 20 - who the hell else would want 250 pirates. Have a few other things to sell which will free up space and give me spending money to fill that space up. The ebay auction thing is quite exciting as a seller, I find it very annoying as a buyer.

Annoyingly as it's my 1st ebay sale they are holding onto the money for 3 weeks hust to check I'm not a dodgy geezer.

Speaking of freeing up space I've bought loads of things. My ACW order from Northstar is stuck at the casters, my Pendraken 10mm Italian Wars order will by my christmas present, my Wargames foundry Greek Mythology order will be my mother's christmas present - she has a thing for Greek mythology and me making presents for her lets her think I'm still 8 and 1/4. Hopefully my Col Bills Andalusians will come soon, that is Matt's fault as I really enjoyed our El Cid game on Saturday, Matt's write up is here 

Enough waffling. Dave gave me some Foundry gladiators and I've painted them up

I loved painting these using the Vallejo washed

They have come out really well

and may be some of my favourite figures

shame I've no clue what to do with them

Stay safe, I've got to spend the next week telling 18 year old not to mingle with eachother, get drunk and have sex with assorted other 18 year olds. Wish me luck


  1. Good to see some progress.....Andalusians !!!!!! Now there’s a surprise. Good luck with the students !

    1. cheers, they were cheap from ColBill and look like Normans. Bought a command set, some infantry and most importantly some crossbowmen

  2. I have been having fun on ebay too, very useful for getting rid of all that stuff that no longer gets used.

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    1. cheers, new light box arrives today, should fix my crappy photography

  4. Fabulous looking gladiators, Martin! If you ever get the chance, try out 'Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery' it's brilliant and will make good use of these lovely new minis of yours.

    1. Cheers, I'm really pleased with them. I'll look it up