I've been so busy since my recent retirement from work that I've had virtually no time for wargaming, modelling or blogging, but I've broken the back of a lifetime's domestic backlog and today the coast is clear for bringing together some of the components of my 19th Century grand tactical project using Martin Rapier's Rifle and Kepi rules.
The buildings are old 1/300 card ones.
For the 1940 project, I've also been thinking about how to replicate the Hexon two-tone green and sand finish so that the model bases will match. Kallistra apparently use 'silver sand' which is, I understand, a gritty builders sand. I've previously used bird sand from a pet shop which is just like British beach sand, but in a recent thread on TMP Martin Rapier advocated the use of brown builders' sand which doesn't need painting, so I will be heading for a DIY store to get some. If I can spare it, I may even put some of the sand under some rocking stepping stones on the back lawn.