Hi- About King Arthur. I have been thinking about this NEW Project for a couple of days now. As a child I had a book given to me by my older Cousin (David) which was all about 'Sir Lancelot' and I also seem to recall that the 'Black Prince' was Lancelot's adversary - I could be wrong though. The book is long gone- my older Brother had a nasty habit of selling my things to pay for his gambling...though that is another story. Three nights ago I found a Children's Annual on e-Bay and purchased it- the book reminds me of the old book I once had- however, THIS book is all about KING ARTHUR - I've yet to receive the book as it is about ten days away in the post.
The Book on King ARTHUR and his Knights was written and illustrated in 1938 - I'm hoping that the content matches the splendid book cover art- I really love this type of Commercial Art- it has charm. I think the book will be able to tell me and illustrate all about King Arthur and his deeds of those times.
Last year (2015) we were in England during May - as part of our tour of the UK
we visited Glastonbury Abby- it was remarkable...as there is a place within the ruins which marks the resting place of King Arthur and Lady Guinevere....it was all rather overwhelming to be there on the other side of the World to be at this most special place.
From the Shop there on the grounds of Glastonbury Abby I purchased a pewter and gold statue of King Arthur....at a price of 20 GBP ...worth every penny!
The Statue reminds me of just how I'd envisioned King Arthur
would look like with his great sword, crown and helm - a perfect image.
Close up of my King ARTHUR statue.
I've always liked the story about King Arthur- his Knights of the Round Table, Merlin - Lady Guinevere, Galahad....I've read a bit on Wikipedia....and enjoy the reading and images thought about.
Last night I ordered a copy of DBA 2.2 by John Curry.
I had a game of DBA about thirty years ago with my friend Greg and remember it all to be a small Battle - with few troops and indeed an enjoyable game on a small scale.
I do like 15mm - and right now a small Army appeals to me greatly as a good project to do and it certainly will suit my budget.
This morning I visited two of our local Aquarium Shops and managed to obtain a reasonably sized Castle which will suit what I have in mind for my Project- this Castle ornament will probably be my 'CAMELOT'....for $20...I am most pleased. I will keep an eye out for another as well for the Project.
The other night I took a proper look at the range of figures
at ESSEX 15mm in the UK.
I've taken a liking to the Late-Medieval / Early Renaisance figures in 15mm by ESSEX.
I'm hoping to build up two opposing Armies - one of which may well be King Arthur and his Knights and Men -at - Arms.
I'd like to build up two Armies that look a little different to each other so that my friend Greg and I can have a small battle on the back varandah
this coming Summer - that would be fun.
A 15mm Halberdier.
A 15mm Archer.
At this stage I hope to plan out the two armies that I will need using the 2.2 DBA Book for reference.
I can then seriously select the exact figures needed and numbers required.
However, at the moment I have little funds in my Hobby Account - such that I am attempting to raise the necessary funds through selling things I do not need - via e-Bay. There isn't a lot of money required and hopefully within a week or so I can put in an Order for ESSEX and I should have the figures by the end of September.
Well - that is about it for the moment.
Will post other News of this Late Medieval Project as time goes by.