Monday, 22 April 2013

Option 3......

Salute has been and gone, it just felt too big this year..... Or maybe my hobby is just small? Not sure, very much enjoyed it but can't seem to remember anything awe inspiring but I also seem to have missed an awful lot of the games in my wanderings. Did see many people I know from various hobbies, a little bit of cross hobby pollution.

Well Mssrs Perry failed to grab my money as they were guzzumped by Victrix and there one off, til next time, Salute special of 10 boxes for £130.00, a no brainer at £9 off per box. So now I have 480 hoplites and a few ideas.

club has seen the return of actual figure gaming which I get to play with!! ACW which led to my purchase of 2more Perry Infantry and a Zouave Boxes to build units into solid 24 figure units with 4 skirmishers each.... Will even try to convert some Berdans in fockcoats from the spare shell jackets.

My plastic Wargames Factory Romans now have 48 plastic velites from new kid on the block, Agema.

I had a brief look at the 3ups for Warlord, WW2  Japanese ... Meh, then at Perry, WOTR dismounted men at arms and mounted sergeants.... Meh, and the FireForge, Mongols? Eh, what happened to the Crusade stuff... And Victrix, had lots to say bu nothing to show ...

Perry did tempt me with Desert Rats, but not Africa Corps? If I was still VBCWing they are ideal for a unit of ' black shorts' ala Jeeves and Wooster fame, will wait and see.

And then as I was about to get some of the new Perry AWI... Dave Thomas had sold out? so I have shelved the money til the next show and until I have got my glue on and maybe painted some more metals to feed to he bring and buy

Monday, 8 April 2013

April fuel

As its April I figured an update was due, being on holiday and generally off hobby lately has resulted in more games and less paint. Also I have hit the can be arsed wall again.

Two Dreadball teams painted for 20 points
Still not finished the Ratlins and last Chancers but am gonna get them done this week.

I need a project to kickstart the year but am flitting between too many scales and ideas, so instead of throwing money ,which I don't really have, at the problem I am going to go to Salute for some inspiration. Paint some units to sell at BnBs later in the year and let the hobby fund itself again.

Except for the 100£ christmas money left that I need to make into something physical soon or risk loosing it to the bills.

I have several projects in the offing but am being drawn to 28mm Sudan. I already have 4 boxes of pErry Ansar to build and paint, but can't decide what to buy to face off against them.

Option 1 is perry metal British units at 6.50£ a pack of 6 or 26£ a unit plus a gun and some sailors with an MG

option 2 will be to go for the new Perry Plastic AWI at 18£ for 40 odd Which willPlace the action 100years earlier and be a little more imaginary but a lot more affordable