Saturday, 26 September 2020

Anglo-Zulu War Book Collection

 Had a clear out of some books which gave me a chance to relist my AZW book collection and rather than just post a list of them , I thought I would show them off ,107 books plus a pile of magazines with AZW related topics not shown here .The books are a mix,  some excellent works others are not but I would not part with any of them .

The 3 above are all signed to me by the authors

This 10 volume set ,started me off looking up the AZW graves and markers , below my Ian Knight Collection ,my favourite AZW author

These last 4 are all signed to me by Ian Knight ,the 1879 and Zulu Rising were signed in Zulu `land when  we were lucky enough to go on Ians tour

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Hellboy -more purchases

I am really mad about this game from Mantic ,my original purchase of the core game amd the Box full of evil (which contains 2 expansions -Hellboy in Mexico and Darkness calls plus some Japanese horroe related freebies) wasnt enough I then bought the counter upgrade set which gives you plastic versions of the counters from the main set which are reallly great , the furniture is now 3d plastic not flat card and the agent counters are now busts of the intrepid heroes .Now I have acquired the B.R.P.D archives which not only gives you loads more miniatures but cards to buld new assignments so basically you should never run out of missions to play , and the wild hunt exoansion which gives you another Hellboy (my third) ,this time its the Enraged Hellboy carrying excalibur and a number of giants ,knights and imps to fight plus an agent Alice and of course lots more board pieces .I have nearly finished painting the figures from the core game ,once done I will post some pics of the contents of this game.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Zulu War Graves

 Another recent trip to Wales allowed us to track down a few more Rorkes Drift Defenders final resting places ,2 of them Murphy and Saxty buried in St Woolas Newport  we have tried twice before to find with no luck ,this time Andy Lee direceted us in the right direction .We also got to pay respects to William Partridge .Samual Pitt ,John Connolly , David Lewis (James Owen) David Jenkins and Evan Jones ,we also had time to visit James Taylor again as since wwe visited afew years ago he hashad a new marker over his grave. 

John Murphy with a close up of the memorial plaque added later

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Hellboy and other things

Started gaming again with my mate John , we visited our usual club and didnt have a great experience to be honest so weve been doing small skirmish games at our homes , had a great game of Zvesda oil wars and also Great escapes Dead mans hand but Ive been caught by the Hell Boy Board game ,not only is it a fun game that can be played solo or with 4 players ,but it is so well made the figures are fantastic one piece plastics ,that paint up really easily >all the componants are well made and will stand up to lots of use .Ive played the game solo twice and with john once all the games were fun and full of surprises i will do a proper review later