Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Gordon's alive

And hiding out in Hay on Wye....
A few days away in Hay on Wye or the "Town of Books" as it is known to bibliophiles. Whilst it is all to easy to jump on to Amazon and within a couple of clicks you have a full basket, there is something quite satisfying about hunting down titles a little more off the beaten track. 
The Internet has certainly taken it's toll on Hay and there are far fewer book shops than I remember as a kid, there are still around 12 books shops many housing extensive military sections many of which include a number of titles never seen on a google search engine. 
As the rain beats down (it is Wales) what better way to spend a sunday.

Apart from several new purchases on Egypt and Haiti which I have slipped on to the bookshelf, I spotted these tucked away in one of the less occupied areas of one of the book shops. The complete works of Alex Raymond's -Flash Gordon what a find and perfect timing.

On my return home the chaps at Hydra Miniatures had delivered my latest purchases from their War Rocket Range, which I shall be using the Star Eagle Rules.

After the last brusing encounter I figured I needed something a little more bulky for Ming's forces to defend and the Class 4 War Rocket will do just the job to represent Ajax.
I also picked up some Pirate fighters which look very slick perfect for whizzing round the table.

Settling down to read the opening episodes the first story line involves an attack by Gyro's on the Capital. - Looks like another faction in the offing.


  1. Wonderful stuff snd I couldn't agree more about sending time in bookshops - especially ones in Hay.

  2. There's some nice looking space ship models over on that webstore. Be interesting to see how it all goes for you

    1. The Star Eagles are well suited to space fighter combat and how could I resist a slow moving freighter to be picked on.
      Just need to find some hawkmen in 2mm.
      Any thoughts?

    2. Bit tricky in that size. Obviously scale representation at 2mil is possible for hawkmen, but the issue of needing to mount them on some form of flying base or platform would be the deciding factor that would probably see them look cool, or not. Either way, I don't know of any currently available miniatures that would do the job, so maybe you'll have to have a go with some modelling putty?

    3. Might have to rethink this then, perhaps I could get away with 6mm, found some 6mm Pixies which might work or could just stick to fighters.

    4. I don't really know that many companies that do 2 or 3 mil miniatures, but I'm only thinking from a historical gaming viewpoint, so maybe there is something out there for Flash Gordon games. TMP or LAF might be the best place to ask, as someone is bound to have some useful info for you.