ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Three Years Old...

Yes... Three years....






It actually feels like a lot longer... mind you the last six months feel like a decade...


Hobby wise... I think this year has been really good (apart from the recent lack of games)...
I am not going to give everyone a detailed breakdown of everything I have done ... but here are a few thoughts...


My main (for the moment) projects have moved on steadily...
The Spanish War of Succession.
Shiny Napoleonics.
3rd Century Rome
And my various Drums and Shako's collections are all looking good...


They will of course never be finished...


I have a nice Little Fantasy/Bronze Age project up and running which I am enjoying immensely.


I have shelved the idea of doing The French Revolution.. not because I don't like it ...I just think that it needs more investment than my butterfly will allow at the moment (wow! did I just say that)


Temptations.... yes... there are many...
I still have a lot of love for Napoleons Egyptian Campaign and The First Carlist War...
The Shiny 42mm 1830's Germans are still there... I have actually done a little bit of sculpting in that direction but it is still a fair way off...
We will have to see what the butterfly says...


I have really enjoyed and appreciated all the support and comments from everyone (humans that is...).


Lets hope that the next year is only interesting on the wargames table...


Take care and look after yourselves...


All the best   Aly.





55 comments:

  1. Happy Third Birthday or Third Blogaversary!

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  2. A really interesting list of projects and butterflies

    Stephen

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    1. Thank you Stephen...

      It’s all about the pretty uniforms and flags ๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  3. Happy Blogbirthday! Looking forward to following the flitting further into the fourth ;)

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    1. Thank you Ed...
      I was actually looking through my copy of Das Deutsche Bundesheer earlier on today...
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/deutsche-Bundesheer-Nach-Uniformwerk-Jahren/dp/3611001325

      And your Chocolate Box Rules...๐Ÿ˜‚

      All the best. Aly

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  4. CAKE ALERT! Best wishes on your anniversary, Aly - one of my favourite regular blog visits, even without the cake.

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    1. Thank you Tony...

      I really wish I had actually bought a cake now...
      A nice solid fruit cake... ๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  5. Hearty congratulations on your blog's third blogiversary! Here's to the next three years and beyond! Flutter Ye Far & Wide, you know you want to!

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    1. Thank you David...
      Fear not,my butterfly is full of beans /nectar and will certainly flutter far and wide...

      All the best. Aly

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  6. Happy 3rd Blog Birthday. Onward!

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    1. Thank you Phil...

      Onward indeed old chap...

      All the best. Aly

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  7. Congratulations and happy birthday, Aly! I always enjoy seeing a new posting from you.

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  8. Happy birthday to your Blog!
    I hope you bought it something nice and shiny as a present......!

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    1. Thank you Stuart...
      There may be something potentially shiny on my painting desk...๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Napoleon in Egypt, I am with you there Aly, happy birthday.

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    1. Thank you Roger...
      Yes Napoleon in Egypt is very tempting indeed...

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Happy birthday to your blog .......you share lots of lovely stuff Aly ๐Ÿ™‚ Although I think you aren't listing in full the temptations !

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    1. Thank you Matt...
      Hmmm!
      This is a small peak on a very large iceberg...๐Ÿ˜‚

      All the best. Aly

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  11. Happy Anniversary, missing one thing... You must have a Parade!

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    1. Thank you Rob...
      I may have a little parade of my Shiny Napoleonics soon...

      All the best. Aly

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  12. Happy Birthday...Definitely a time for a full parade of the troops methinks!

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    1. Thank you...
      A Shiny Napoleonics parade I think...

      All the best. Aly

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  13. It all sounds good, but those 42mm 1830s Germans? Now, THERE is a project I'd like to undertake myself were time and money more plentiful. Have really enjoyed your blog these last couple of years by the way.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thank you Stokes...

      There is always time and money for shiny toys...๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  14. Happy Anniversary mate - love the cake - very HG Wells Little Wars style. Cheers Greg

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    1. Thank you Greg...
      I wish the cake was mine... alas it was a web fantasy...๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  15. Happy Anniversary and many more of them!

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  16. Here's too the next 3 years (and more)

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  17. Good work Sir. Here's to some more games in the remainder of 2020.
    Very best wishes,
    Jeremy

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    1. ThanK you Jeremy...
      Hopefully there will be a rapid increase soon...

      All the best. Aly

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  18. Three cheers for three years and then three times more.

    So, a denial? That's the imminent arrival of the French Rev confirmed then?

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    1. Thank you Ross...
      Never say never...as they say๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  19. Three years - happy birthday. If nothing else a blog is a great diary of projects, temptations and progress! Long may you continue to flit as a butterfly

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    1. Thank you Graham...
      The blog has certainly helped me focus on my projects and has kept the butterfly in check... a bit ๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  20. Happy Blogiversary - good to see that there is cake.

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    1. Thank you Paul...
      Cake is good... even if it is only virtual ๐Ÿ˜‚

      All the best. Aly

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  21. Congratulations on this happy anniversary.

    Looking forward to more.

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    1. I know I am.......... Old Timer ๐Ÿ˜

      All the best. Aly

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  23. Congrats Aly! I too have always been tempted by Napoleon in Egypt ... I was very taken with the pictures from the Perry's games ... oooo ... must resist!

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    1. Thank you Jay...
      The Napoleon in Egypt range is one of my favourites from Alan and Michael... even though I get to join in and play with Alan’s collection I still would love to paint some up myself...

      All the best. Aly

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  24. Great achievement Aly...hope there are many more years to follow!

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  25. Happy belated blogbday!
    All the best in and out of the hobby!

    Jan

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