Friday, 3 January 2014

The year ahead

Well in between all the recent activity I have had a few moments to ponder where the brush goes next.
I have also decided what will go to other homes as I have too many projects and not enough time.
Hordes and uncharted seas have been binned, the former for financial reasons, the latter as I haven't enjoyed a single game of it!.

I will continue with the ridiculous challenge that is my collection of 15mm ww2 purely as I really enjoy painting them and like the look of the games in this scale. Which rules I use is another matter, it's FoW at the moment but I have a home brew set of rules that are fun and have looked at many others.

The 15mm mongol army has received some reinforcements so it will be revisited shortly. It can be used for many systems, my favourite being war master, but also impetus.

In 28mm I have many choices but I think the TAG Chinese may go. I have never gotten to grips with it and it may be a popular seller.

The curteys Chinese I picked up will be getting built, it's a cracking looking army with chariots and foot, big ostentatious banners etc. it's one I'm looking forward too.

My beloved celts/Gauls, what can I say, these are the reason I started historical gaming. There's a lot of work still to do on them but the finished article will look amazing.

Dark ages British. I don't know if I will build this one or not. Lots of current players have this already or similar, can't decide, one for the back burner.

Perry twins plastic figures. I have a box of these as I just wanted a dozen or so figures, but I can't help thinking it could be the start of yet another army.

Vikings, yet another started project that never got off the ground. I have painted up about 20 and can't decide where to go now.

20mm Germans, this one I'm really stuck with. I have some plastics and some cracking metal models but I can't get started. The desire to paint them just isn't happening, time for pastures new maybe.

6mm sci fi, loads of this but no one plays epic! It's only bonus being it doesn't take up much room. Another non decision there then.

So a few will go and a few will get done, no more new stuff getting bought as I'm still waiting on 2 kick starters from last year to start shipping the goods I've already paid for!  

To round off, looks like the busiest part of my little hobby this year will be my poor brushes and the sellers enclosure in eBay.

Who knows, this time next year I may have them all done LoL


  1. I have similar thoughts on a variety of different forces gathering dust in the attic. Its looking like a few non classical or dark age armies will be moving on this year, unless I give into the dark side and start dipping. I think I know the answer to that question.

    In terms of systems the obvious ones are Impetus, Songs of Blades and Heroes. The middle ground would be SAGA. The less obvious is Disposable Heroes as there is a lot of 20mm kit that is painted and not getting used. There is a lot still to paint as well. Another system I feel will be getting a lot of use is C & C - great game and it doesn't require any painting although I do have some 6mm hoplites somewhere that would look great on hex bases but that is another story.

    For scales 28mm will still be the main scale but I have rakes of 15mm Napoleonics to base as well as the ACW. Like the games I have played for both but haven't visited either in 2013. It all comes down to time.

    As for plans for 2014: finish the Trojans for Impetus and hopefully the Sassanids too and after that well I suppose we will see what comes along.

    Who knows might even manage a few games here and there too.

    Cheers, Ross

  2. Sounds like your getting close to a cull. I just have to admit defeat on some projects.
    Interested to hear about c and c in 6mm, it's a favourite scale of mine and I have always regretted selling my Gauls and opposing roman army in the scale. They were all painted and based for war master so could easily fit on a hex.
    DH only seems to be played by ourselves, which I find strange when all the others have 20mm forces and use them for FoW? Where's the logic!

    I'll have a wee think about CinC, I may do it in 10mm as pendraken do good prices and good figures, plus it keeps scale with the huge samurai lot I have already.

    Naps and acw both interest me but I kinda want to do them in either 10 or 6mm for that massive look, but that's for next year, too much else at the moment.
    Cheers Russ.