Some of you will remember that before Christmas I took part in the Padre's very enjoyable play-by-blog game of Diplomacy. An aspect Michael added to make it more fun was to have a commentary on his blog in the form of a newspaper, The Daily Dissembler. We players (and others) were invited to contribute. In the process of doing this, I invented 'Our Man in Rome' Ernest Harrington who reported on the goings-on of one Count de Graspi, general turned dictator.
This tickled the Padre's fancy, and he generously awarded me a prize for my efforts. No less than a figure of de Graspi himself! Read more about it here.
|The good count is the one on the left|
Last summer I won a give-away on Loki's blog. My prize was to have ten figures of my choice painted up by him (those of you not familiar with the painting service he runs with the equally talented Kev Howroyd, should go across to Brigantes Studios).
He's already showcased (is that a word?) the Chinese Wizard I chose (from Black Hat Miniatures' brilliant 'Tales of the Dragon Kings' range) and now he has finished the rest of the figures. Left to my own devices I would have chosen some Kung-Fu types, but I promised The Wife she could pick, and she plumped for Lord Curr's Company from Northstar.
And look what a job Loki has done with them!
A huge thanks to both Curt and Loki!