Well you are probably wondering why you are seeing this and not the Swamp, it hasn’t been forgotten it has just suffered from one of the many side effects caused by this cursed Virus. Our government here in Australia has stopped the mail from coming into the country but forgot to tell us! I’m not sure whether the ‘Angry Elves’ were carrying the virus or were considered illegal immigrants, but they have been returned to whence they came so at the moment that project is on hold.
This one, Desert Attack, for the want of a better name, is again a small one (1.6 kg 40cm x 30cm x 15cm) as I’m running out of room! It is just Styrofoam with a thin layer of plaster over it. The trees are the same wire trees I have used in the past as they do lend themselves well to fantasy dioramas and the stone walls have been covered in the paste so enough said. The figures are mostly from Dark Alliance and are the Amazons, both mounted and on foot. I have swapped the strange beast selection that is included in the modern mounted set. I don’t know what they were thinking, lions and tigers … maybe, but a dinosaur … no way!! Any way instead, I have placed some of the Wargs set which are sensibly provided without riders. The others are Nomads Set 1 and Set 2, Steppes Warriors and a few ladies from the Linear A Amazons Set 1.
One other thing I should mention is the arrows dotting the scene. I was given them as a gift and they come from Fredericus Rex Miniatures. What you receive in the set is the fletcher which you then stick onto a small piece of wire, a fiddly job but well worth it. The dodgy ones are those I tried making myself, fail fail! I originally bought these for the archery meeting that is going to go alongside the castle, if I get back to finishing it.