Sunday, 6 May 2012

New Scenery Commission

Regular readers of the Tangent may have noted the lack of SSL-specific scenery, so decided to make amends.

To this end I've tapped up my scenery man; Paul's Modelling Workshop to start making up some suitably sized buildings to fight through, round, and over. Below is an example Paul has sent me of an Elf watchtower he's made in 28mm.

Given the exceptional standard of the swamp, Roman roads, and wooded sections he's already made me, I can't wait for the two towers I've just ordered.

Still debating whether to get the 15mm Roman villa ordered from Paul as well. From talking to Dan Mersey, author of Song of Arthur & Merlin, Glutter of Ravens, and Dux Bellorum, turns out he lives in the next town along the coast. So threat of 15mm Dark Ages wargaming looms.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Litko Review

This morning, the sullen unionised despondency of our national postal service arrived with a parcel from the US. A mere 8 days after I'd ordered (on a Sunday evening I think), Litko had packed the order in a box, and got it here to me in Blighty. That's damn good service in my book. Amazon aren't even usually that quick for stuff they've got in stock, and they're only 90 miles up the road.

 Litko SBH 15mm set

My first thought upon opening the parcel was 'crikey, they're small', but then I fished out a few Splintered Lands miniatures and remembered how small they are too. So no worries there.

This is my first ever bit of Litko kit, and I have to say I'm impressed. Well cut, without sharp edges, nice finish, and generally a good thing. My only gripe is the lettering is a bit hard to see, but that's as much my failing eyesight than anything else. They're pretty thick too - see bottom pic.

In terms of service from Litko - 10/10. $10 for the set, and 8 days to ship from US to UK is bloody good.

Overall, a great little pack from Litko, and I think pretty essential if you play as much Songs as I do.

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