And now for something a little different...
After a brief exchange with The Inner Geek, I have decided to post the 2nd/24th Cadian Light Infantry's mascot. He's small, warlike and somewhat Napoleonic, and he almost always accompanies the Lieutenant who commands 2 Platoon in battles:
Faithful readers, I give you 'After the War':
And here he is with his master, OC 2 Platoon:
And here's the little blighter in real life:
That's right - After the War* is a scale representation of our own faithful corgi: Cadfael. Cadfael is technically my wife Kate's dog, having followed her over from Chicago, and a few years ago ahe presented me with my own 28mm version, made out of Fimo, a kind of modelling clay that you bake to set.
After the War has appeared on the field a number of times, and although he usually trots faithfully after his master, he has also made a characterful objective marker a couple of times. He has no game rules.
I'm pleased to note that Kate has also made and/or painted some of my scenery too, for which I'm eternally grateful. She takes no active participation in gaming stuff, but it's always lovely to have her with me when I'm painting on a lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon. Thanks, Kate!
NB: Kate has her own blog of daily(ish) photos which I recommend, too, entitled 'The Nicest of the Damned': I have blog title envy!
* His name is a reference to a song: if you don't get the reference but want to, do an internet search for "Paul Simon" and "After the War". Incidentally, I'm a big Magritte fan, too.