So it happened.
Wargaming went a bit weird for me. A combination of two young children, difficulties at work and falling out with various people meant that gaming went a bit strange. It had never left but I've sold most of my stuff including my ships, SAGA armies and the French Indian Wars stuff. Gone also are my books; the Osprey books that took me 20 years to collect.
It's a funny feeling when a big part of your life disappears or changes and I think I had gamers depression. For instance, my WW2 collection went from 20mm, 10mm to 28mm to 15mm back to 28mm then 15mm and now 20mm.
But here's the trick. The selling was the bug. I enjoyed making a bit of cash, albeit at a loss. But I would buy other stuff and it would sit there and do nothing.
Recently my mood changed and I've found something I enjoy. My greatest love for wargaming has been the Napoleonic wars but I've never found rules I've liked.
Then a friend started his own set. I played a few games and liked it and started my first army since the cull of 2014.
I'm doing 28mm French Imperial guard and loving it. What do you think?
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Having just had my second baby (well my wife has!), I've been blessed with a quiet little girl. As a result I've been able to bust out some figures.
First up is the 1st battalion of the light infantry for the AWI. This was made of combining the light companies of the line battalions and sticking them in there own unit. I'll have two such battalions by the end of this project.
The figures are the excellent peter pig range.
Monday, 15 September 2014
I haven't updated in a while and probably won't for a bit as my lovely wife is about to give birth, but here are a few things that I've been working on. Firstly we've got some world war 2 bits. The Germans are a mix of early war miniatures and fantisan, the bt7 is from Pegasus.
Next is a my jomsviking jarl. I've neglected saga lately so it's been fun to get back to it. He's not finished yet but there is no a huge amount to do!
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Hi all, just a quick update for my FIW project. I managed to get these figures done in a week, 12 in all. The grenadiers were quite daunting but I enjoyed painted them. I've gone for the 40th foot as this became the Somerset regiment, which is where I live. Figures are from Redoubt.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
I've really been enjoying both BG Kursk and Normandy and now have a sizable German, British and Russain force. I'm currently updating my Hungarians as I've just got hold of a copy of Barbarossa.
All the British stuff is from Grubby's tanks.
The Panzer III's are fun in Kursk, well not fun for the crews. They tend to blow up quickly.
Further updates to my M&T project include some Canadian militia and Scottish Highlanders. Love this game, though I tend to lose if I play the French.
The Scotts are from North Star and the Canadians are from Galloping Major.
The tarten was a real pain but I do fancy some Scotts Grenadiers, so might just have to brave it in the future.