*****FROM YESTERDAY********* I received an email confirmation that my order of Perry Riflemen was "attempted" for delivery at home, and a notice was left. I called my wife and she checked the mail box and our front door - no notice found. I called the local PO and they said the delivery trucks are still out so no sense coming in today (they close at 5:30 & I get off work at 6:00). The guy at the PO said my wife could pick it up tomorrow with something showing our address (like a bill), and the tracking number. I hope so. I went online & requested "Customer Picks Up" - hopefully this will keep the package from going out the door before my wife gets to the PO tomorrow.
Addendum: Buddy from Triangle Miniatures just let me know that the Front Rank Spanish Guerrillas were mailed out last week also, and I should be getting this package soon too - well, hopefully not like the Perrys, but in my hot hands. I hope to have both started by this weekend. If all goes to plan (like that ever happens!), the first playtest should be on the second Saturday of next month. I won't wait on the Victrix Portuguese - I'll adjust the game to allow for their inclusion later.
The 95th & 60th Rifles decals did arrive today - these were ordered direct from Alban in the UK - and it was only ordered last week. I will definitely consider ordering direct from the UK in the future.
Rather than wallow in self-pity, I managed to finish flocking the magnetic, yep magnetic, bases of both the French and British. I know, it's a lot of extra work when I could've just mounted the figures directly to the bases, but the initial intention was to play skirmish with single washer-based figures. In the future, for line troops, the plan is to mount them four to a 40mm square base. Maybe a few singles for casualty removal. The British Rifles and Spanish Guerrillas will be singly-based on washers though. These guys will operate mainly in skirmish formations anyway - and they are metal and don't have fixed bayonets either - less chance of damage while moving about the battlefield.
Here are some pictures of how the newly flocked bases look on the light green suede cloth I picked up from JoAnns the other day. It feels good to the touch - yeah...suede.