Thankfully my family and I have survived the Earthquake relatively unscathed. Our house is fine and we have power and low pressure cold water, though no hot water as yet. The kids are well and are treating the lack of school like a holiday, it amazes me how resilient they are. Compared to many, and especially those who have lost loved ones or houses (like my bother and sister in law) we are very, very lucky.
My work is buggered. I manage the Vodafone store at the Palms and the mall is currently deemed "unsafe" We hopefully might be able to get stock and that out on Tuesday if we are lucky but we will be looking for an alternative location until the mall is repaired, however long that might be.
Alas my model collection was not so lucky:
So that's all my War of the Ring and most of my Flames of War models in broken heaps on the ground. I'm not actually that sad, compared to those who lost their lives it seems a petty thing to be concerned about! Hopefully insurance should cover some of it. The Flames of War Russian army was worth over $1000 alone...
One thing that has been good as in between taking things to people and looking after our "old nana" (who is 87, stubborn and wont move from New Brighton even though she doesn't have power or water!) I have had a bit of time to work on the Impetus Romans.
The quake claimed the converted Equites Alares and they were smashed beyond redemption. The rest of them fared better though so I have made up some more MDF bases and got most of the 400 points army based. So far its:
- Two Generals
- 3 Units of Veteran FP Legionaries
- 3 Units of FP Legionaries
- 3 Units of FP Praetorians (either Regular or Raw Legionaries)
- 2 Units of FL Auxiliaries
- 1 Unit of T Sagitarii
- 1 Unit of S Sagitarii
- 1 Unit of ART Ballistae
Here are some pictures of my lads "in the black"
And one way to keep the kids entertained: My five year old son painting his Moria Goblins for War of the Ring - Got to get that war gaming hobby in young!