Until last week when I didn't win the Warstore's celebrity testimonial contest. No I was one of the runners-up! Woo-hoo! (Ok, I'm not trying to rub it in. I'm just happy I invoked Conan the Cimmerian, and my prize was victory, by Crom!)
So I picked up Command and Colors Ancients, as well as a selection of bases (some of which I need for those gladiators.)
Also, I completely missed a message with my last paypal invoice from Harold at Blackcat minis; he has sent me a couple figures from his brand new 54mm American Civil War line! This is actually big for me. I used to be a civil war reenactor back in my teenage years living in Virginia (I was a drummer boy.) I had such a keen interest in the Civil War, but, for some reason, it never translated over to miniature painting. I thought long and hard and now realize that I have NEVER painted an ACW figure! That's all gonna change now with Harold's little gift.
I don't know which figures he has sent, but I'm already formulating little vignettes in my head that I could throw together (Johnny Rebs behind a fence, or standing in the mud- firing or loading ((I have yet to see the poses.) It will be a fun small project, and I'll post it here when it's done.
I urge everybody who hasn't done so yet to take a look at Blackcat Miniatures, especially if you want to try some nice-quality large-scale figures that won't break the bank. I believe Blackcat's ACW figures are $8, with a discount for sets of figures. I've only seen some basic infantry for sale right now, but I'm sure Harold has some command and colors coming as well. Give it a try!