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Gardens & Keyholes

My time in Rome has officially started! After waiting out the transportation strike, we have finally been able to tour the city a bit more. One of my bucket list items was visiting the Giardino degli Aranci (The Orange Garden). 340 more words


Central Asian Cavalry

I finally finished my second group of Central Asian Cavalry.  Figures are from Aventine.  They are mostly Sogdian horse archers but with some steppe nobles mixed in. 160 more words


Agnes Obel - Citizen of Glass

Agnes Obel is quite clear (pardon the pun) on the concept of her third studio album Citizen of Glass. The title says it all really. 730 more words

CD Reviews

Agnes Obel, Citizen of Glass, Out Friday 21st October

A perennial BBC 6Music favourite, Agnes Obel is returning with her third album Citizen of Glass. Having impressed audiences and critics in her native Denmark and other countries in Europe with her debut album, … 274 more words


Central Asian Generals

Finished a couple of command stands for my Central Asian stuff.  But before we get to that, a couple of mood pieces:

Bad mood that is.  188 more words


26/4/16 -Aventine and Testaccio

This Mithraeum (sometimes named the Mithraeum of the Circus Maximus due to its proximity to the famous public space) dates from the second/third century AD. Below I have attempted to reconstruct the colours that would have adorned the marble relief dedicated to Mithras, showing him slaying the bull.

Middle Imperial Roman Auxilia

My friend Joe painted a couple of units of Auxilia for me.  These are notionally eastern auxilia units, recently recruited, unarmoured with helmets of local manufacture, but Roman shields.  126 more words