Hello all! I hope you each had a wonderful Christmas and Santa brought you what you wanted.
For once I was able to escape without adding to the lead pile. That doesn't mean I there was nothing gaming related under the tree however, just that it doesn't require painting...
This year I was lucky enough to score three new items for my classic wargaming book collection, including a copy of Sham-battle - How to Play with Toy Soldiers by Lieut. Harry G. Dowdall and Joseph H. Gleason. Its in in really good nick and I'm pretty excited about this one as it is a 1929 first edition with a really solid binding, very little foxing and is generally in tip-top shape for something this old and rare.
Alongside that I also picked up a couple of "stocking fillers" which are very generalist and which I really only want to complete holes in the collection as they don't contain much of anything revolutionary in terms of gaming lore. Its still great to have them none-the-less and so A Guide to Wargaming by George Gush & Andrew Finch and Beginner's Guide to Wargaming by Bruce Quarrie have both been added to the catalogue now, bring the collection to a total of 59 books now.
In addition to those I was also gifted a box of a dozen new A.J. Leeman Hobbies 2/0 brushes which are my go-to for about 80% of my painting. I absolutely love these things and despite my best efforts to care form them I go through roughly one a month. My FLGS has been bought out recently (sad face) and they are not stocking these any more I don't believe. Thankfully this should keep me in brushes for a good year or so.
That's all from me today. Hopefully Curt will post my next two challenge entries some time today so I can show them off here sooner rather than later!