Monday, January 14, 2013

Inspiration and multi-media

Been in a bit of the blahs on the whole gaming/painting front for the last month or so. Motivation is lacking and this one I am sitting out of instead of plowing through. I know it will change so no worries.

But I have some inspiration from a couple of sources:

First up is Cornwell's treatment of Poiters in 1356, out on Jan 8th. Mine arrived today. I absolutely love Cronwell. As George Martin says on the front cover of my brand new edition says Cornwell writes the best battle scenes of anyone. And I wholeheartedly agree. He always knows the material, he has an amazing grasp of heroism and pacing. I will probably read in a week, if that long. He'll have some of the same old tropes we all love, but man are they written fun and well.


Next is The Road. I didn't see it in the theater. But I knew that I wanted it in my DVD collection. I never read the book(or any of the authors truly dark novels), but this really tugs on a lot of things for me, post apoc, survival, and protecting your son(s). Nobody ruin it for me, I haven't seen it yet.


The Numancia Dragoons stare at me in the Workshop of Doom. I based some 15mm ECW that I needed to do, but still not much progress. I may switch gears and do some 15mm Sci Fi or 15mm Fantasy. We'll see. Keep rolling those dice, and keep your brush wet!

7 comments:

Simon Q said...

Enjoy watching the road, I enjoyed it. I am reading the book at the moment as well.

If you like Post Apocalypse then 'The Passage' by Justin Kronin is superb I just finished reading it and have picked up the Sequel 'The Twelve'

BaronVonJ said...

As a parent you will hate the Road. I read Blood Meridan and was so pissed at McCormick, I'm done.

Maxamillian Walker said...

I'm currently reading Death of Kings, the Utred series by Cornwell. Really enjoying it and after i've read the winter king this one will be the next. Glad you're enjoying it too!

Lead Addict said...

I have read all of the winter king and Saxon tales books, as well as most of sharpe. And the archer series was one of my favorite. And I really loved Agincourt. It really pulled the overall battle together for me well.

commissarmoody said...

I am a fan boy of Mr. Cornwell as myself. I will be picking 1356 up soon.
I hope he will try his hand at the WOTR or the ECW soon.

Scott said...

Difficult to say I 'enjoyed' The Road... its a good movie for what it portrays but is an understandably sad and thought provoking movie...

Lead Addict said...

Children of Men wasn't 'enjoyable' either, even with some hope at the end. But it was rather lovely in its cinematography and the 12 minute single take shot in the middle of the movie is stunning. I am ok with that.

And if Cornwell put out 5 novels of Uhtred in one month, I'd take a sabbatical to read them all as soon as possible. It's my favorite overall series of his to date.