Normally the Seven Days of Millsy would commence on the day of said birthday. However, I was today blessed with an early gift in the form of my great mate Ev himself, genial disposition, birthday loot and SAGA Scots warband in tow.
We managed to knock off a cracking couple of games of SAGA, his wonderful Scots vs. my Anglo-Danes. The first game was The Escort which we've not played before. Ev and his Scots attempted to escort a herd of cattle and sheep through my wall of Anglo-Danish steel without success, despite the closeness of the result. The second game was a straight up Clash of Warlords which I again won at the death by killing his Warlord. No pics I'm afraid but you can check out our respective warbands here.
Those paying attention will have noticed I mentioned loot. Ev is a generous chap at the best of times but today he excelled himself. My table is currently groaning under the weight of a complete Perry Bros era Warhammer Empire Battalion(!), a selection of Dogs of War / Empire metals of Oldhammer vintage AND some new SAGA gear. Check this lot out...
Finally, on a totally different topic a wee teaser on my current Painting Challenge efforts. This takes the form of a cautionary tale. If you EVER think you can paint...
1. Nice regular white borders
2. Over a black undercoat
3. Across compound curves
4. At 1:1200 scale
5. Retain your sanity
...then you need to go and have a bloody good look at yourself in the mirror. There's every chance your sanity, just like Elvis (who just happens to be born on 8-Jan as well!) has already LEFT THE BUILDING. You have been warned. 'Nuff said.