The first package was a dozen pots of Coat d'armes paints. I really like these apart from the flip top lids so they are currently on the shelf waiting to be decanted into plastic drip bottles like those used by Vallejo. I have been doing this since the last lot of flip tops that I threw away as they had gone hard. I must have thrown a fortune away like that.. If anyone is interested there's a great how to video at :-
The second package was MUCH more interesting. It contained the last batch of figures I ordered from Kallistra.
Only two packs here that I haven't seen before. Saxon skirmishers with bow and sling.. Very nice. The most interesting however was the unarmoured Norman Spears. these have lots of potential and are worth further attention
These are really nice figures. Well proportioned and full of animation. Apart from the shield which clearly say Norman period these are unarmoured and have no helmet or swords and many have cloaks. Just a quick glance shows that with minor surgery these could be a source of generic spearman for any army in post Roman Britain. I was so interested , I quickly attacked a strip with some side clippers.
Now all I have to do is finish that Welsh warband and I can play with my new toys..