Archive for December, 2013
Hobby wallet share for 2013.
Posted by chicagoterrainfactory in hobby, web sites on December 17, 2013
A fun idea borrowed from The Emperors Blog. Who earned your hobby dollars in 2013?
The chart represents about $950 in spending for 2013. Most of these purchases are actually second hand, coming either from Ebay or TMP.
Reaper takes the lead with the Bones II Kickstarter and a rather large paint purchase.
Gripping Beast, Foundry, FireForge, Perry, BTD, Musketeer and Old Glory all contributed components for my Crusader project.
Wire spears from Northstar are indispensable, but often hard to find in the US. I pick up several hundred to insure myself a life time supply.
Shogun & GF9 for trays and bases.
Other Retail and Secret Weapon (love the Dark Sepia wash) were mostly paints & brushes from local art/craft stores.
Looking for a blog post on horses…
Posted by chicagoterrainfactory in painting, wargaming, web sites on December 1, 2013
A year or more ago I found a 6 or 7 part series on horses in miniature games. The series went into a detailed examination of the historical stylings of horses, their look and genetics, and how they fit into miniature war gaming. The the migration from Google Reader, I’ve lost my old tagged articles. If anyone would happen to have a link to this series, I’d appreciate it if you could leave a comment with the location of the blog.
More specifically, I’m looking for descriptions of the horses used by the Crusaders and Arabs from 1100-1300. Links on this topic would also be appreciated.