Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blast from the past - MInifigs bring back the pig faced orcs

The Miniatures Page reports that Miniature Figurines are bringing back into production their old range of Orcs with pig like faces from the late 1970s - this is pretty welcome news to me as I still have a fair number knocking around in my collection for gaming. Though Otherworld miniatures do figures in a similar style they are a lot bigger meaning that they wouldn't be so compatible with my existing collection so this is a relief to me.

Now I just have to hope the old SF range gets picked up for re-release too.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Current Listening - Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Band of Joy

Currently I'm listening to Robert Plant's new Band of Joy CD, this is really excellent and like much of his recent solo career has a lot of background in the traditional musical forms of English Folk, American Bluegrass and Blues. Not really surprising as even Led Zeppelin had a both a strong root in the Blues from the British late 60s Blues scene and English Folk music with tracks like Gallows Pole and When the Levee breaks. Anyway I highly recommend Band of Joy.