Yes, well, ahem. This should only be a slight diversion - Blame the Battleground Show (Stockton, next month) and Leon 'Pendraken' asking a member of the group I'm in whether we'd like to put on a game at the show, and me suggesting we do something easy.
One; I think The Old Guard Wargames Club (North Riding) will be putting on a 28mm Ancients games, with Republican Romans versus Carthaginians (I think?). Two; I then got to talking with Stu, when last I was at the Colonel Bill's office, and the Chariot Racing game sort of evolved into a possible 'just-use-Colonel-Bills-stuff-and-if-at-a-show-stick-the-game-in-front-of-my-stall idea (not the first show game idea myself and Stu have had, but to do such would all be down to me, since Stu et al have too much to do already and I'd need to look after the game on the day, on my own).
So, this Ancient Chariot Racing plan is my own idea, probably will come to nought, and may or may not feature at a gaming club meet (the group I'm in, or Stu's gaming group), or, alternatively, may see some limited attendance at UK shows. But I make no promises!
This is all a WIP, so far. I, and my Father, only began work on it Thursday afternoon - Me, the toy soldier models; my Father, (a retired carpenter-joiner) the 'Hippodrome' racing track. [My old man isn't a gamer, it needs to be said - I wish he was!]
The photo's; [Note: Painting is 'gaming friendly -style', meant to be knocked about and easily repaired on the road. It, hopefully, looks tidy, but there's nothing complex about the work and all colours are straight from the paint pot.]
28mm Celt Chariot crew & Ancient Horses are available from Colonel Bills - Depot Battalion range.
MDF Celt Chariots are 4Ground - sold via Colonel Bills, at shows and through the Internet
A few people come over to Colonel Bills, at the shows, and say they've seen the blog and picked up a few things that I've shown on here. That being the case, I've attempted to illustrate and explain what I've done with the models - Note: at time of photo' the models are in need of paint repair work, as explained in photos.
I'm hoping to have all this finished by November 6th - the next gaming club meet, so I can show off what it all looks like, and test out the storage / transport of it all.
Cheers for looking.