Saturday, 7 January 2017

Thanks to 'Santa Clause' and 'Secret Santa'

It was the third year in a row that I participates in the 'Secret Santa' and 'Santa Clause' ventures and once again I received a couple of nice gifts myself. Many thanks to Chris Stoesen as well as to Ian and Cath Willey for organising it again!


From the first Santa I received a nice scratch built barn mainly for my AWI games but more or less suitable for any period from the 18th century. It's an excellent choice because I'm a poor terrain builder equally uninspired and lazy.

The gift from the other project was a box of 15mm figures for Team Yankee. It's a German anti-aircraft infantry unit with 'Fliegerfaust' ground-to-air missile launchers. Together with those generous gifts from Mrs Monty (another Fliegerfaust unit and a Jaguar tank hunter platoon) a splendid addition to my Bunderwehr force.

MANY, MANY THANKS TO BOTH GENEROUS DONORS !

Sunday, 1 January 2017

A happy new year!

A happy new year! To you and your dears health, luck and all the very best for 2017!

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Reviewing 2016

2016 is coming to an end and a lot of people will say it wasn't a good year since so much mischief happened on earth. But nevertheless I'm lucky enough to be able to focus on hobby issues and see the wargaming world in a nutshell. So let me ponder about the last twelve months on Monty's Caravan and review some of my hobby highlights 2016.

To begin with I have to admit that I didn't produce too many articles this year. My apologies for that but somehow real life and family issues consumed more of my leisure time this year and I didn't find enough time to bring my humble ideas to words. Thus my productivity dropped to an average of slightly more than one post per week after more then 1.5 last year and even more in 2014...

Anyway I'm glad that you're interest didn't cease. To my surprise at least the same number of visitors dropped by in 2016 maybe even more. Many thanks for your kind and encouraging support! Frankly I'm really pleased how the virtual wargaming community keeps developing and I'm glad to be part of it! Especially when I see that mostly American, Russian, German and British fellows seem to visit my humble blog. What a splendid international bunch of enthusiasts we are...

Besides those numbers what did 2016 bring on the workbench?

Monday, 26 December 2016

Friday, 23 December 2016

Last chance to get a Paul Hicks sculpt for £5 !

A while ago Paul Hicks started a lottery to help raising funds for his local rugby club. Luckily I met Paul at Crisis in Antwerp and had the chance to make his pleasant acquaintance. He's a hobby rugby player and loyal supporter of his club so I decided to spread his project via my humble blog.

The Chesham Stags plan to build a new club house and Paul's helping them to collect the needed money. On Youtube there is a short video clip featuring the Stags:


For £5 you can buy a ticket for his lottery and for the lucky winner Paul will sculpt a bespoke 28mm figure. Pretty simple, isn't it?

So if you ever wanted a special figure or maybe yourself in 28mm or even if you just need a Christmas present for one of your wargaming fellows then don't hesitate to join Paul's lottery. He'll close it tomorrow and draw the winner between 12pm and 1pm.

Some more details on Facebook: Here (public, no FB account needed to read).

In case that you want one or more tickets please contact Paul:
p h i c k s 1 [at] m a c [dot] c o m

A couple of days ago the fund raiser was at £1,305 so about 261 tickets sold. So you might want to raise your chances and take more than just one ticket...

Anyway keep in mind that you have only 24 hours to join the lottery !