Monday 4 March 2013

Welcoming Monty and Vicron

Just saying hello, really, and thanks for joining in.  Monty's blog is here; at the moment he has a lovely Egil, one of my favourite saga characters.  Go and have a look and you'll see what I mean.  I'll link in with Vicron at one point, if I can - blogger can be rather odd when it comes to finding people's blogs...


  1. Thanks for the shout out!

    We have quite a few common interests, Caliban. Ancient Spanish for one and after years in ancients, I'm down the slippery slope to the Dark Ages. I see you're already far ahead of me there!

  2. Hi Monty, my collection is real mess with things from all sorts of periods, from Early Achaemenid Persians right through to the Hundred Years' War. It's only recently that I started to be a bit more logical about what I buy and paint, mainly due to running a Society of Ancients Battle Day game here in Scotland. That has given me a focus that was lacking for a long time. The Companion Miniatures Spanish, though, are a complete accident: somebody had them available for sale, and I jumped at the chance. Sometimes you just got to go with the flow!

    1. It's not your fault that your collection is a "mess." I'd guess its because history is so damned interesting where ever you go. I've settled into certain periods for long periods of time. Then when I branch out, I ask myself why I didn't do it sooner! So much good stuff to read about, think about and game.

      I have a world of respect for guys like you who run events. I've never run anything bigger than a club even BUT we are mulling a Saga event at a local Con. I need to step up and contribute, like you. Baby steps!

  3. Hi Monty. Saga would be good at a con because it could be a participation game. Ours are pretty much massed battles, but because they can be quite large we have plenty of space for people to join in on the day, and that's what usually happens. It's good for me too because I can pretty much let our regular players get on with running it while I talk to anyone passing who shows an interest. It also gives me something sensible to aim for, even if it is just one major battle in a year. Good luck if you decide to do it, and let us know how you get one.

  4. Hello Caliban,
    Thought I would let you know I dont have a blog, to save you time. Joined your blog because I too am working on the Punic War also. For now I am working on my Celts (The ancients handyman!)I will start my Carthaginians next. I have to do the Triarii and Velites also. Love the blog and your ancient Spanish!

  5. Hi Vicron, it's good to hear from you. Good luck with the Gauls. I know I'm going to paint some at one point, but I keep putting them off for as long as I can. I'll maybe experiment with Celtiberians first to see how they turn out before committing to Gauls themselves...