Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Birthday Loot!


I had another Birthday Monday, and made out well with hobby related loot!


This one has been on the watch list since the first volume covering the Danish Infantry came out a couple of years ago. Suffice it to say that Mr. Wilson has maintained the exceedingly high standard set with the first volume.  It is packed with details about the organization, uniforms, equipment, and standards of the Danish Cavalry, Artillery and support services. The detail is comprehensive, and illustrated by more than 60 original color plates by the author. Truly an amazing work, and sure to be the definitive source on the subject in any language. A third volume is planned, but what's left to cover?!  Well, the author states it will cover the Norwegian Army and the Danish militias and volunteers!  


The staff at the office went a bit over the top for Birthday recognition; this was the door to my workroom on Monday morning (I used have a spacious office, but I really didn't use it much at all, and with the growth of the office to 5 providers, it now houses 3 support staff instead!)


This one was highly recommended by freind and fellow blogger/Piquet enthusiast, Eric Burgess. Looks great!


The inside of my workroom, usually shared with the Medical student working with me; there's yet another banner attached to the desktop obscured by the chair. No student for another 2 weeks, as yesterday kicks off the start of the 3rd year for the University of Vermont medical school, but we did have a 1 hour Zoom reception for them at 5 PM, which was fun but got me home after 9 PM!


Another fellow blogger recommendation, this time by James Roach. Considering the paucity of information on this fascinating era, this was a must have! Hopefully further books covering the later years of the Great Italian Wars might follow? 


Old Glory and Newline figures for a major expansion of my small Ancient Indian army; had to match the Macedonian expansion, after all!  Enough for another 200 + figures, spread between foot, cavalry, chariots, and, of course, Elephants! 


This one was on sale at Old Glory, plus the Army Card Discount. With all the Chariot era armies I now have, I figures it was worth a look at more era specific rules, especially for under $10!


Kristie's dog, Annie, about age 7, in the "winner's circle" after earing several titles in Agility. There are a couple of great videos of her trials, but so far I haven't been able to figure out how to get them from the iphone format into one that can be used and posted here. 

30 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Peter! Nice celebratory haul!

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    1. LOL, not THAT Phil! - belated thanks for the Chevau-Leger Lanciers, by the way!

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    2. Lol no worries :o) found more 25mm Hinchliffe French Napoleonic cavalry chasseurs troopers but no horses will post the figures to you soon..
      cheers

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  3. Well, again happy birthday...can see you will be stocked for reading and painting on rainy days!

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    1. Thanks, Joe; yes plenty of reading material, and a project for the later part of 2021!

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  4. Happy Birthday! I got the Danish book for my birthday a few weeks ago. I am really looking forward to the third volume. I’ve been collecting info on the Danes and Norwegians since around 25 years ago on and off ( since my first trip to Copenhagen) through letters etc originally. It is fascinating to see how much info is now available relatively easily.

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    1. I've been collecting information on the Danes since the 1970's. These books confirm some of what we knew, definitely provide some new and updated information, and clarify some controversies. The abundant illustrations are really useful. The 3rd volume promises to delveinto even more obscure areas!

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  5. Happy Birthday, nice haul of loot, look forward to seeing the Indians painted up in due course.

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    1. Thanks, Gary. Indians probably ion Q3/Q4of 2021!

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  6. Happy birthday and a good haul of stuff there:)

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  7. Happy birthday Peter. Some nice presents there, and the book on the Danish army looks especially good.

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    1. I've been eagerly awaiting Volume 2 of the Danish Army book since the first one was announced. It looks well worth the wait!

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  8. Happy birthday Peter - but is there cake?

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    1. Thank you, Tony; the Cake is served in the adjoining salon...

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  9. Happy birthday Peter!
    Excellent presents.

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    1. Thank you; the Danish titles don't to seem to suffer much from the Helion editing erro\rs at least!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Peter! Cool looking gifts, and pooch too!

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    1. Thanks, Dean. Wish I could get the videos to upload!

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  11. Happy birthday Peter,nice haul,the Indians and Macedonians should keep you busy for a while, I've bought the Italian wars book too,James should be getting a commission!
    Best Iain

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    1. I still have a fair balance of Macedonians to paint, and now plenty of Indians. At this point the only other lead purchases that a re a sure thing in the future are the Baden Hussars when Murawski does them, and a couple more Spanish infantry units (likely by Perry), and a unit of Cazadores a Caballo.

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  12. Happy Birthday Peter, that's a haul of reading and lead to get through there!

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    1. Thanks, mark; gotta have something to keep me out of trouble! :-)

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  14. Oh my you got the Levy book! That one is spectacular. Hope you enjoy it half as much as I did.

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