I tried my hardest to get this one in on Sunday, but just couldn't manage it - I was even in a tuxedo up in the studio trying to get the last of the SAS based... but disappointingly had six that I was unable to complete.
As mentioned in an earlier post , I was pretty well flabbergasted that out of the blue all kinds of Agent Carter figures were now popping up after I searched high and low forever to find proxies for my Historicon game. Well here are the two that came from Warlords 'Defenders of the Realm' set and also a "not" Johann Schmidt from Warlord. Really wish I had this figure for Historicon.
A few more '40's spy type figures - I think a few are from Warlord, but honestly can't remember lol! I just really liked the chap in the middle with the drivers cap. I think it's because I've started to wear a drivers cap myself over the last several months :) Covers my bald spot perfectly!
When I saw these two disguised nuns I absolutely had to buy them! What fantastic figures with a ton of narrative to them.
And the one on the right is hiding a potato masher behind his back! These are both from Warlord.
I thought it would be fun to grab another "not" Doc Brown for the possible Back to the Future game I've been playing around with. Another fantastic figure from Warlord. The witch doctor is from Reaper - he reminded me of the witch doctor from the Bond movie Live and Let Die and had to have him.
Next we get into some SAS/LRDG figures from Artizan. I love the idea of running games with a team doing commando/sabotage type of raids, so I grabbed these at this years Historicon on the cheap in hopes that I can do that in the coming year.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to try and do traditional basing on these as I thought they could even possibly make their way into a Bolt Action game.
I decided on clear bases again because more than likely their foes will be wearing clear bases too.
These figures are full of all kinds of neat little details and character. The backpacks in particular are really impressive - and I didn't take any photos of course, so you'll have to take my word lol.
Regarding details, how cool is it that the chap on the right is carrying bolt cutters - perfect for breaking into places he shouldn't be in. I wonder what's in the bag? Explosives maybe?
And our fearless leader. The overcoat is the bees knees :)
As I mentioned in the beginning, I was unable to complete this post on Sunday because the wife and I had to go to a black tie wedding for one of her clients daughters. Let's just say that Ivor is way more comfortable on his couch watching old movies than being in social situations like weddings, and definitely not comfortable in a tuxedo. Besides, the $200 I spent renting it could have been $200 worth of new terrain I could have bought. At least that's what I was thinking the whole time as the credit card went into the machine :)
The way everyone was dressed to the nines, how the tables were set, and the sheer number of wait staff, I really felt like I was dining on the Titanic.
I must give a tip of the hat to the band though - they were amazing, especially the horn section!.
We are in the middle of an incredible cold spell - yesterday when I was running solo in the barn it was a balmy 1° Fahrenheit (that's -17° Celsius). So predictably my wife has moved the annual trip down south with the horses up, and we're leaving in 4 days. I hope to try and get my year end review and goals for 2018 up before we leave, but realistically don't think it will happen. Fingers crossed I'll fly back home within a week or so and then, since it'll just be me all alone for 3 months really hope to focus on building some terrain and finding some new friends to roll some dice with.
Until next time, thanks for looking!