Well here we are 2014, I`m not sure if I expected this blog to still be going, but it is :-)
At the end of the year I managed through various speculative Ebay purchases and a very generous guy over on The Guild forum to purchase a vast pile of miniatures.
Now i don`t do many periods, I concentrate on a few, but SCW has always peaked my interest following on historically as it does from the Riff War.
180 infantry (mostly Republican infantry and militia, but about 30 Requetes and some Nationalists too), 3 x 3-man Vickers teams & 34 cavalry. A mix of Bandera, Irregular and Warrior Miniatures and all for £50 plus p&p
The way i look at this is my Rif War Legionnaires and Moroccans will serve as the bulk of any Nationalist Army and by painting these up I get both sides for yet another conflict - simples Though I think I`ll funnel some into my Mexican Revolution forces - can`t resist fiddling :-)
From the Guy from the Guild i acquired over 100 late WW2 German figures a mix of Britannia SS & Luftwaffe Field Division and Kelly`s Heroes late-war infantry (all bare metal). The Luftwaffe guys (and some of the Kelly's figures too) wear Zeltbahn so these will end up as part of my 10th Panzer battlegroup in Tunisia.
I think I`ll start 2014 by trying to complete my Tunisian project to its gaming completion - a towed 20mm AA battery for Heers flak 302, the armoured car company of Kradschutzen 10; various Panzer IIIs & IVs for I/7 Panzer Regiment plus about 4 platoons of additional infantry for the Germans and then a recce element and Carrier platoon for the Brits. That should take a few months ;-)
More later - happy New year :-)