Monday, July 27, 2009

The Elector Returns!

Hello all! I have finally, after several weeks' absence, returned to normal life! I have been away from wargaming, first for the minor matter of getting married, then for a honeymoon. The wedding went brilliantly, and amazingly quite problem-free, so 'the empress' is now officially in the family, and I've now done some travelling in continental Europe. We headed off for a two-week cruise around the Baltic Sea, which proved to be fantastic. I've visited Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Russia, Sweden, Tradgardland and Norway. Quite a break!

Even with all that was happening, I still found myself in quiet moments pondering my hobby - I've quite missed it! Now that the wedding preparations and travelling have happily ended, I might be able to get back to normal. Despite thinking that I'd have no time before the big day, I actually found myself getting more painting done than normal, which means the mountain of Luftberg infantry is actually largely done. Now all I need to do is paint up some odd non-line units like grenzers and grenadiers, then I can dip & spray the whole bunch, and base them all. Once that's out the way, I can get on with the minor step of buying the Aschenbach figures and Luftberg cavalry I need to complete the armies to a playable standard. They look great, but it's quite a pain trying to run a campaign without a model army to put on the tabletop!

I'll start posting regularly again, and priority No. 1 is to get some photos of the painting efforts - updates on the way! Priority No. 2 is to read through all the regular blogs that have been posting for a fortnight and I've not had a chance to read. :-)


Capt Bill said...

Congratulations on your wedding and welcome back! The Reich Duchy of Beerstein has declared three days of celebration and a twenty one gun salute from the Leib Artillery Battery in your honor...

Bluebear Jeff said...

Congratulations to you and the Empress!

I'm glad that you had such a wonderful trip . . . and I'm pleased that you are back among us.

And, of course, we all look forward to seeing some photos.

-- Jeff

ColCampbell50 said...

We'd also like to see your pictures of modern day Tradgardland!


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Good to see you back! And congratulations are in order. Married life is most agreeable, is in not? Your honeymoon trip around the Baltic sounds really interesting. That's such a fascinating area Hopefully, we'll make it to Riga and Tallin one day ourselves.

Best Regards,


DestoFante said...

Congratulations, and welcome back! I look forward to your future updates!

Fitz-Badger said...

Congratulations and welcome back! The Soweiter League and the Batrachian Empire have called a temporary cease-fire in honor of the Imperial nuptials.
Looking forward to more pics of your troops.

CWT said...

Thanks everybody! It's doubly nice that Beerstein and the Soweiter League have both officially marked the occasion! :-)