|Clearly these fellows went crazy looking for Sepoys!|
A fast update for my readership. I am still feeling rank due to a throat and chest infection but I hope to be well enough to get the next stage of the fort completed this weekend. In fact I am hoping that it will prove to be a distraction from the tickling and wheezy cough.
This week I have begun to go crazy regarding the desired marching Sepoys. Four weeks back, I had hoped Parkfield would be the solution and I placed an order only to get an email telling me I needed to add 5% to the order to cover Paypal payment. Although not a great sum, I got miffed. Nowhere at their site was this mentioned and I found the whole affair distasteful.
I then turned to Redoubt, who had a very interesting figure in their Renaissance Range. He is a marching "Turk" with matchlock. Ideal I thought, so I ordered some samples plus a selection from their "Wellington in India" collection. After two weeks, nothing. Calls and emails resulted in the weak assurance that I "should" be dealt with in the next week or so and that delays were due to staff being on holiday. I was appalled by this attitude. Of course I am aware that many wargames operations are small but to take your money and not even try to process an order (or offer a convincing apology) in three weeks is unforgivable. I duly cancelled.
This has left me in the lurch for any marching Indian/Arabian types. There is a chap from Dixons and he may have to do but I would prefer something a little bit more interesting. Foundry have some lovely marching Indians but there is no way I am coughing up the ludicrous £2.00 per figure plus some outrageous S&H charge.
At the moment the very simply attired "marching Sikhs" from Old Glory are the leading contenders. I think I can just about get away with their short jackets, passing them off as some sort of Colonial dress. Perhaps someone has better ideas?
|The ladies of Dulahlipur celebrate!|
On a different and happier note, I was pleased to see I have passed the 10K hit mark - for this I thank the readership and I am glad that the articles are something that you wish to peruse. Such support encourages me to carry on posting and improving the content.
Anyway, time for bed I really need some R&R.