By the way, a nice little package arrived from Fife&Drum-Minden Miniatures yesterday, and in only two days. Yes, TWO days from the time Der Alte Fritz posted it until it arrived on our doorstep. Now, I just live downstate from Greater Chicago, but that's pretty darn good customer service and shipping/handling if you ask me. Less than a week between making the initial order and receiving the goods. Fun stuff unpacking those extra pontoons, horse teams, drivers, and wagon/horse riders yesterday evening.
Now, all that's needed is the arrival of the Blue Moon and Old Glory wagons and carts that I ordered last week. In the meantime, here is a run down of what I've managed to wrap up so far and what's planned for the coming months at the painting table.
4-pounder French Guns (Fife &Drum) x 2 -- Done
Single ADC Figures (RSM and Fife&Drum) x 8 – In-Progress (almost done)
Pontoon Train (Fife&Drum) x 3 wagons, 9 pontoons, teams, drivers
Model Forge x 1 (Berliner Zinnfiguren – Pick up in May 2014 when Grand Duchess visits Berlin.)
80-figure Battalion (60 Ernestinisch Sachsen, 20 Reichstadt Koeln) (RSM95)
32-figure Militia Battalion (Fife&Drum and Minden)
15-figure Croat company (RSM95 and Minden)
Later. . .
I received a brief e-mail with a tracking number from the Old Glory and Blue Moon-US people in Georgia. The wagons, carts, and teams are on their way! I feel like John Wayne in some old movie or the young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates on the old Rawhide TV series.