I had a visit to Michael’s craft store to scout out for some sale items for winter terrain and had a good day. All of the Christmas Village items were 60% off and we had a coupon for an additional 15% off. I picked up 2 stream sets ($12 each), 4 sets of bare sycamore trees ($3.40 each) and 3 bags of pine trees (only 1 shown open – $5.75 each which comes out to about $.25 a tree). I thought the sycamore trees might be a waste as I was going to build my own, but my wife pointed out that these aren’t made of natural materials and won’t disintegrate. I’m sure you can pick up cheaper items, or even buy these cheaper after Christmas at Michael’s, but we cleaned out all the local store had left. Total for these items (plus 46 more trees that are not shown) was less than $50.
The terrain is for the Roger’s Rangers Battle on Snowshoes miniatures I am producing for Cavalcade Wargames. I plan on producing a roughly 1:1 skirmish game for the battle. The only large item I need now is a winter mat. I think I’m going to make my own out of a vinyl tablecloth, spray paint and fine glitter. I might also add some dead trees and snow covered shrubbery.
On a separate note, I also bought 2 each of their brick and water mats (roughly 18″ by 36″, if I recall) at $5.75 each. The water is planned for a naval game for the Wako Pirates miniatures I’m producing for Cavalcade.
We’ve got new greens for our line of Roger’s Rangers. They’re decked out in snow gear and perfect to game the Battle on Snowshoes. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_on_Snowshoes In fact, you could field Roger’s entire army – 180 men – without breaking the bank.
We’re making some minor modifications on these models and hope to have them for sale shortly.
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Here are photos of the miniatures, including some from Cavalade Wargames (www.cavalcadewargames.com). I chose the subjects due to the contrast in black and white or the abundance of color.
Cavalcde Goblin Wolfriders
Cavalcde Samurai Orcs
Empress Miniatures - Zulu War
Wargames Foundry Orcs
Cavalcade Samurai Orcs
Cavalcade Samurai Goblin Wolfriders
It’s officially day 5 of the launch of Cavalcade Wargames and only now am I making an announcement on my blog! So, we’ve made our first sales, we’ve had some positive feedback, and we’re very excited for the things to come. While this will still be my personal blog, I’ll be posting Cavalcade-specific news items on the Cavalcade website at http://www.cavalcadewargames.com/cavalcade/news/news.html.
We’ve officially opened business with Bob Olley’s Samurai Orcs and Goblin Wolfriders. Here’s a few shots of what’s currently on offer.