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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

I got my wish list anyway.

No more figures please. He took the hint.

"Imperial Bayonets", Stephen Clarke's "The French Revolution and what went wrong" and "Wellington's Foot Guards at Waterloo"

Hope you all have a great day and that the economy survives the coming week.

Let's hear if you have been naughty or nice and what you got. (and seven is not a "marginal age", whatever we heard today, not sure that seventy is! I believe.)

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Dec 2018 7:53 a.m. PST

5 x 1/700 kits that I know of. We have not actually cracked the wrappings yet.

45thdiv25 Dec 2018 8:25 a.m. PST

I got 3 cigar box mats, some FIW John Jenkins figures and a few books I was wanting.

Toy Soldier Green25 Dec 2018 8:33 a.m. PST

-Glock 19 9mm Pistol
-"Orian & King Arthur" by Ben Bova
-Beard products.
-House Stark GoT Scotch Whiskey
-New bookshelf which can double as miniature storage.
-Nikon camera.
-New set of embroidered towels.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

The big box of OGRE Paneuropean vehicles from the second vehicle kickstarter. Still too much unpainted and unread stuff in the house, but these were too good--and too quick to assemble and paint--to pass up.

Now, as soon as SJG gets around to the Combine vehicles…

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

An old Britains set of Royal Canadian Mounted Police in excellent condition still in the original box.

Two Keith Rocco prints-one Napoleonic and the other American Civil War, the latter being an artillery print to boot.

Two pairs of Sketcher's shoes.

A mouse pad.

And a new book by Max Boot on Conservatism, or the lack of it.

paul liddle25 Dec 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

I've been a very lucky boy.

A Song of Ice & Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game: Stark vs Lannister


A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) Paperback


I'm a bit late to the party on the Game of Thrones thing but better late than never!.

PzGeneral25 Dec 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Xbox One S. Now I'm wasting time playing World of Tanks with my Grandson and friend Glenn….and loving it… grin

epturner Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

Some hardback Ospreys.

Gift card to Michael's.

And MASSIVE husband points for getting my darling bride tickets to see Shen Yun.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Fat Wally25 Dec 2018 10:13 a.m. PST

A couple of Ospreys.
Three W&N Series 7 brushes.
Steve Barber's new Painting ACW book.

shirleys painting Inactive Member25 Dec 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

Two 4 point warbands for the game SAGA, Viking and Norman. One Blood Bowl team, Dark elves. A bunch of miniatures from REAPER. A Bad Religion hoody. A metallic paint set from Valaho. One thousand rounds of 545x39 for my RedJacket AK74 Pattern rifle.

nickinsomerset25 Dec 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

Nil, but I have a ton of projects to finish off and the 20 x 30 games room!

Tally Ho!

Ryan T25 Dec 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

A blank tape measure. Once it has been properly marked my RF&F 12# Napoleons will be able to fire out to a proper 1500 yards instead of a measly 60 inches.

dragon625 Dec 2018 11:49 a.m. PST

Ryan T how will you mark the tape?

Toy Soldier Green-Glock 19 9mm Pistol
Poor baby!

Just kidding. Somebody really likes you. Hope the weather is fine at the range.

I got a rock

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Band of Brothers BA starter set
Cruel Seas Starter
Fall Out Board game
Some socks
And a Cablea's gift certificate--I have the Mossberg 88 all picked out

Timmo uk25 Dec 2018 12:04 p.m. PST

A handful of AB Napoleonics and a couple of Ospreys that wanted.

valleyboy25 Dec 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

4 battalions of AB Young Guard

Nine pound round25 Dec 2018 12:42 p.m. PST

Stone Mountain Miniatures five sided Vauban fortress with.a breached wall section!

John Tyson25 Dec 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

I'm very pleased with a beautiful new book.


by George Nafziger.

Merry Christmas!!

John T.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 1:18 p.m. PST

What a brilliant response. Wish I had cross posted beyond Napoleonics!

Biggest laugh in our house was a small, but very expensive, box, in brown leather, from Sage Brown….for my two hearing aids. As I am in the trade I knew my high frequencies were gefucht as the Prussians might have put it. But this little box probably cost more than the two HAs…it is nice!.

What I did not want was any more figures. I am actually a bit stuck for inspiration now. Several bucket list projects now completed…….and I do have a couple of medical articles half done and awaiting submission (to a journal for which I am an assistant editor, which cannot hurt)

wrgmr125 Dec 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

A number of boxes of Saxx underwear. Bottle of Napoleon Brandy, chocolate, Italian coffee, and a BBQ wire brush.
Tomorrow the largest hobby shop on the west coast is have a 25% off everything sale. A good friend owns it.
I'll be there.

wrgmr125 Dec 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

A number of boxes of Saxx underwear. Bottle of Napoleon Brandy, chocolate, Italian coffee, and a BBQ wire brush.
Tomorrow the largest hobby shop on the west coast is have a 25% off everything sale. A good friend owns it.
I'll be there.

Merry Christmas Liam! All the best to you and yours!

Augustus25 Dec 2018 1:42 p.m. PST


D A THB25 Dec 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

Cruel Seas Kriegsmarine Fleet and a British Fleet.

21eRegt25 Dec 2018 3:06 p.m. PST

Gift cards
BF boxed set of M10s
Shaker bottle of green flocking
Green tufts for bases
Brown tufts for bases
Book on "Greatest Aviators" (Rickenbacker, Doolittle & Lindbergh)
Utility tool
Did very well. Unusual to get so much game or history related.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

Augustus has been naughty. Santa brought nothing.

Blimey. Nothing. Nowt! An empty stocking. Gosh. Jolly unpleasant I would have thought.

Tha'd have to be blooming pouting or sulking (according to the song) for that!

Santa is clever. He (or maybe she) still knows just what we want for Christmas, even if it is Napoleonic minutiae. How does he/she know about Cruel Seas or green flocking?

Most unfortunate media thing from US today. I watched my grandkids tracking Santa on the Norad website last night. They watched him cross from Hong Kong into Hanoi and then Laos etc as he headed west.

I still believe and I am way beyond seven years old.

Mutant Q25 Dec 2018 3:46 p.m. PST

A Costco Gas Card
My monthly auto insurance payment.
A spue of Cruel Seas Vospers.

Footslogger25 Dec 2018 4:01 p.m. PST

A selection of Perry goodness, a battle mat and three framed British Napoleonic prints for the study wall.

And the first Christmas for years when I wasn't working.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 4:26 p.m. PST

Some 1/72 SU-100 and T-34/85s for my Syrians!

joeltks Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 6:23 p.m. PST

A new Homebrewer's Journal (filled in the last one)
Knob Creek,
Hiking Boots,
Gerber Pocket Knife,
way too much chocolate and beer
Not all of our hobbies cross paths … and that's just fine.

Ryan T25 Dec 2018 7:24 p.m. PST

dragon6: The background of the tape is white so black markings every 50 yards out to 1000 yards. Then up to 2000 yards in 100 yard increments. Every 500 yard marking done in red. The markings in indelible black and red Sharpie or pre-printed labels.

When measuring round up to the nearest 50 or 100 yards. This both speeds up play and by thinking in yards rather than inches gives the players a feel for the actual size of the battlefield.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 7:59 p.m. PST

A house. 1-1 scale, with a nice big room for my wargames table(s) and plenty of room to build a dedicated wargames facility if I so choose. We move in February.

Kevin in Albuquerque Supporting Member of TMP25 Dec 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

Two novels, one a Goldsworthy piece of historical fiction.
Two CD's, one a 1972 recording of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble I've been looking for for ages.
A nice flannel shirt
A new windbreaker to replace the old one that finally fell apart.
An Acoma 9" tall piece of pottery, very nice addition to my collection.
'Austerlitz' and 'Berezina' from Histoire and Collections to add to my collection.
I think St. Nicolas was very kind last night to me and mine. Oh, and breakfast and dinner with all four of my adult children.

nevinsrip25 Dec 2018 11:52 p.m. PST

All books.

The 4 volume set of "Nothing But Blood and Slaughter".
A replacement copy of "The Road To Guilford Courthouse".
"The Road to Valley Forge", also by Buchanan.

Two Osprey books:
Savannah 1779
Forts in the AWI

I skimmed through the two Osprey books and the Savannah looks particularly disappointing. The illustrations are
poor. There's a 2 page spread of a British officer sitting in a tree looking out over a formation that you can't make out. I'll reserve judgement until I actually read the entire book.

Old Wolfman26 Dec 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

New pair of Champions gym shoes,and sox. Gave the missus some sox and perfume.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

A TV so I can watch American Hero's Channel ( variously known as Adolf Hitler Channel or Alien Hyteria Channel) and the ever popular Military History Channel . Famous for the film clips of 1940 Battle of France narrated to the story of the Battle of the Bulge. All in glorious HD.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

I had to respond to 14th NJ Vol personally as he (?she of course is a possiblity, we must not assume these days?) prompted a major discussion in this household between two 23 year old lads and their 65 year old dad…all fuelled by Christmas good cheer.

Mother took to the kitchen.

That response is worth a new thread all on its own. The stupid use of archival film, totally inappropriate to the text, in Cable/satellite Channels. My vote is for Capital ship bows ploughing through waves, in heavy seas, for anything from Pearl Harbour (sorry, Harbor) to Jutland. Or that Avenger dropping a torpedo, viewed from high on its top left, that I have seen appear in docs about the Bismarck, Taranto and Coral Sea.

Major B26 Dec 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

Four 90mm figures for my The Fantasy Trip Old School project. Two wizards: one from BBI and one from Papo; A Papo skeleton (sadly does not stand on his own); & a Safari Werewolf. Great figures.

Lion in the Stars26 Dec 2018 9:47 p.m. PST

I think AussieAndy is the big winner, with a whole new house to fill with minis!

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