I have found myself about to build a new army of toy soldiers - 17th Century Swedes to fight the Poles that I am currently painting.
When it came down to it there was really only one company that I could buy them from. This is a company that I used to buy all of my figures from - I even once owned a set of the figures that I now want! Ah, if only I had hung onto them! Why did I let myself get talked into selling them all those years ago?
Anyway, I was just about to place my order when I saw posts on a discussion group about how bad their service has been recently - slow processing of orders, orders dispatched with the wrong stuff in them, even orders sent to the wrong address!
Do I really want to deal with that sort of thing?
But I really want these soldiers!
So I sent them an email asking an inane question. The answer came back more or less straight away and was very good.
Encouraged by this I have placed an order - not too much - the Swedish King and a couple of hangers on, plus 3 regiments of foot.
Will I live to regret this?
Watch this space for progress reports!