“… every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
George Orwell, 1984
I thought to rename this blog ” The Clown Time” diaries. Could our much loved hobby be safe from the totalitarian madness all around us? Did you know that Magic the Gathering collectable cards contained racist depictions via references to orcs? Did you know that cards had to be removed due to their lack of awareness? That Origins Online was boycotted for not showing support to BLM quick enough- not even that they had refused? Well let’s go back to another time when statues fell, the “elites” were powerless and a cultural revolution was abroad….
These are Lurkio figures ; Gothic foot for Attila’s army. They are great sturdy sculpts and I really do mean sturdy. After my comments about Aventine models, these shields and weapons will not move! The minis have cloaks and arms that utilise the space in between shields to make them secure. This may not be to everyone’s taste but I prefer robustness to modelling finesse any day. The faces and horses are a joy. They are now available in one piece plastic sets from Simon Hall at Lurkio Figurines and I believe the Plastic Soldier Company here in the U.K.
Now an admission, I never thought I would get nervous about publishing pictures of my miniatures but in these strangest of times I must admit that I did not put these minis on the front page. I don’t know how much longer our hobby will escape the thought-police but it can’t be much longer. So to please the Neo-Maoists out there…….
I hate Racism and the slaughter of 300,000 Black people by Sudanese militias was dreadful.
I hate the violent actions of the British Empire in Africa and its modern equivalent the People’s Republic of China.
I hate detention without trial and my heart goes out to the Uighur people’s locked in concentration camps.
I hate slavery and the slave markets of Libya must be shut down, if only the Royal Navy could repeat its actions of the nineteenth century!
Based for Rebels and Patriots plus our new addition Colt-action. The bulk of them are Sash and Sabre, with a number of Crusader and Renegade added. They were an early effort to speed paint and not a happy one but the six colour challenge starts Monday- stay tuned.
Apologies for the “preachy” nature of this post. Our hobby is precious and we must defend it from those who can only see the World in terms of Power and fractional identities. I’ve absolutely loved staying in contact with the lads and ladies who follow this site- my thanks to all of you! We never follow the mob!