Thursday, July 22, 2010

Goulburn Valiant Stormers Swap Meet!

Goulburn Valiant Stormers

"White Lead Elephant, car boot swap meet"

24th of July , Saturday 10 am -3pm
8 Railway Parade Marulan

Weather will be quite cold but should be dry...

Bring a blanket card table whatever and all the stuff you are going to NEVER read, paint or play with and sell trade or swap with others of a like mind discuss what you intend to bring or what you intend to pick up on this thread here

We can get about 25 cars into the backyard so there should be enough room? A goodly distance between Canberra (1 hr 20mins) and Sydney (1 hour 40 mins) ..sausage sizzle coffee and tea available at the location and local eateries and coffee are part of the general ambiance.

Bring lots of bags or boxes to carry home your loot and lots of small notes, it is very hard to get change around here . Bring a raincoat and an umbrella and don't park on the railway side of the road, you will get a golfball through your windscreen!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Study and Reading

Well not much happening in the Horse and Musket period for myself at the moment, with the clubs focus on ACW last month, and Ancients and ECW in the next two months. My painting table currently has ancients Romans and Sassanids, ACW (my last unit), some moderns and ww2 Germans on it at the moment.

However everything is not that bad as I need to get my digit out, because we are leading up to the clubs "Lace Wars" Convention on Sat 16th & Sunday 17th November at the Goulburn Soldiers Club, with everything Horse and Musket on display, most of us at the club are planning something, possibly three games from the club, WSS, 7YW and FIW along with the long awaited New Release of 'Wartime Miniatures' Hanoverians, which have been a long time coming but worth the wait!

In the meantime I have been collecting a number of books after a few suggestions from some friends, so lots of searching going on and asking questions about the best for the

My first purchase was 'Historische Uniformen', off a good chap on TMP who also added Alan Sapherson's Active Service Press Austrians and Prussian Basic Guides. This is just excellent even though it is in German (which I can read a little)it has some excellent plates and great cuffs, lapels and turnback guides for all of the 7YW and Napoleonic armies and even travels up to the Franco Prussian war.

Then I picked up this after searching for something else:-

Soldiers Accoutrements of the British Army 1750 to 1900. Just an excellent book for re-enactors, sculpters and wargamer painting guides!

But my most exciting purchase and Find so far (I just couldn't Believe it!) I picked up a volumes 1 to 4 first editions of "The History of the Uniforms of the British Army" by Cecil C.P Lawson. 1 book was in the USA $30 Aus, one in Australia $60 Aus and two in the UK $120 Aus inc postage! Only one doesn't have its dust jacket and all are in exceptional condition. Forget your Ospreys guys, these books are the definate collection for all of you Anglo British Gamers and historians out there, lots of descriptions, unit history, colour plates and BW drawings to feast your eyes upon!

I have resisted reading them this week while I try to finish of my ww2 and ancients minis, then onto WWS French and my 7YW British. While browsing Ebay I came accross listed in the wrong location French Musketry drill 1755 so its on its way!

Our club is holding its first "White Lead Elephant" swap meet on the 24th of July a the Cardinals house, full details next week or look here to see what will be in the carboot sale

Also I was hoping to get to Historicon in the US this year with Colin, but we decided to spend cash on a secret project which i will inform you about in the coming weeks.