I mentioned this morning that we had a significant find in the flea market. One of our HAWKs, Don Hogge (himself a participant in the NQSYW), had a flea market table, and sent word down to the HAWKs room that the fellow on the table next to him had some Prince August molds which we might want to take a look at. Collecting up my son Norman (aka the Prince Palatine of Wachovia), we wandered up. We found someone selling a box of about 30 molds, cavalry, infantry, and artillery, and a box of (mostly) painted figures. This was not originally his project, but was one that he had bought from someone else who had given up on it. As a result, he was prepared to part with all of it for a very reasonable price.
So we appear to have annexed two additional countries, a heavy artillery battery (sans gunners) about two Charge! regiments of cavalry and about a regiment of foot per side, though the organization of the troops would suggest that some other set of rules had been in mind. I've already had offers from other NQSYW powers to take over some of the troops, so whether I'll end up with an opponent for out of it or not is an open question.
Given the vast amount of entertainment my mold collection and Charge! project have generated to date, I must admit to feeling a little sorry for the previous owners of this material, who clearly weren't as enthusiastic as we are. However, it also feels good to put things back to their proper use, so I'll raise a glass to our benefactors at the next convention, and hope to get these troops into action at the earliest opportunity.
We also had some time at the convention to discuss the planning of the fortress/siege game for Historicon. Between a need for gunners and the need to fill out the new units, our agenda for the next casting day has been set. We hope to set a date for some preliminary power saw work on the fortress itself.
I post a little about my ongoing projects, recent games, how I got to where I am, and where I'm going, as time away from the workbench, and a somewhat busy life, permits. I'll try to keep cooking and ballroom dance down to a minimum, but they do seem to take up a lot of time.
This is my really short, no explanation included, list of projects: 54mm Medieval Mayhem (skirmish), 40mm French and Indian War, 40mm NQSYW, 40mm French Revolution/Scarlet Pimpernel, 40mm Renaissance, 25mm Dark Ages (Saxons and Vikings), 25mm Darkest Africa, 25mm Fantasy, 1/72 scale Bronze Age, 1/72 scale 2nd Punic War, 1/72 scale fantasy (travel skirmish), 6mm Ancients (travel DBA), 6mm Fantasy (travel HotT), 6mm Spanish Civil War.