It was back at the beginning of February that I last did a project update so I thought it was high time for another one. Progress has been a little patchy largely due to the annoying intrusion of real life with working being rather hectic which, mixed with a never ending stream of decorating, has left me with much less time for gaming.
28mm French and Indian Wars
As you may have notice from previous posts I plumped for the North Star figures to start this project off. Having cleaned them up they're currently away for painting and so I won't see those back for a while.
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I picked up one of the 4Ground pre-finished laser cut MDF buildings at Salute and will be putting that together some time in the next few weeks - so expect a post on the results.
Other than that I'm afraid I haven't really made to much other progress on this one but I suspect that once the figures come back you'll see a resurgence of interest!
28mm Early WW2 Poland
Warlord Games' figures (actually it's an understrength platoon as they were huge!) they're now in the process of being based. The hold up with these has been the lack of suitable bases for some of the support weapons - something I have now sorted - and the desire to get my Montrose project actually finished!
I've still got an anti-tank gun and the TKS to assemble and paint which may take a little while but I'm hoping these will be ready to hit the table when Lenin next visits in the summer.
The Covenanter infantry is almost finished with only the pikes to paint and attach and then I'll be on to the horse and officers.
I am still mulling over which set of rules to use. I'm planning to try the Canadian Wargamers Group ECW set For God, King and Country first but if these don't find favour there's always Pike and Shotte which we previously tried with my Tudor Ireland figures.
Apart from having played another game I'm afraid there's not much to report here...
28mm Indian Mutiny
I've picked up some more metal for this project at Salute - some more Sepoys and some Gentlemen Volunteers so they've joined the painting queue just behind the Naval Brigade and the native infantry. Whilst there's some way to go before they all hit the table it does mean that I do have all the figures I think I need for the moment.
I've managed to pick up a couple more buildings too and I plan to make some small earthworks to allow for some siege scenarios - which may well materialise before the next batch of painted figures. Of course there's still the need to pick on some rules...
I managed to pick up a couple of new buildings at Salute - the Church and the Grand Stone Hotel - and hope to be putting those together over the bank holiday weekend. Having also picked up some roads from eBay I have been inspired to put on a couple of games recently and I'm thinking about another scenario which should see my basing up some more figures.
28mm Dark Ages
Other than having thought about this a couple of times the rebasing and repair of my existing early and later Dark Ages figures for Dux Britanniarum and Saga respectively hasn't actually come to anything as yet. Of course rebasing isn't my favourite activity and it will mean reorganising the storage arrangement so I suspect that hasn't helped. So hopefully this will see some progress later in the year.
So I set up the trial game of Deus Vult but (cue long list of excuses) never actually got around to actually playing the game before I needed the games table for something else. I suspect I need to find some inspiration to get me back into the mood for the period but as it's likely to prompt more spending (which I don't have any budget for) I suspect I'm not going to be in a mad rush!
28mm Old West
Great Escape Games was being released around Salute I decided to pick up a copy. And given my fondness for 4Ground buildings, the fact that they have a range of pre-finished ones to support the game didn't help my resistance!
As you may have seen I've put the first of the buildings together and was rather happy with it so I took advantage of their recent 10% off offer and have ordered another couple. I've also picked up a gallows from Battle Flag, which arrived today (excellent service there!) so that's in the queue for assembly.
I've sorted out the existing Brigade Games and Foundry figures I have along with my old collection of assorted Dixons ones and plan to do some rebasing as they're all on different bases.
So from a standing start this project is moving forward at quite a pace!
28mm Greek Myth
Crooked Dice, I beginning to think this might be the impetus for this old project to get some new legs.
I am seriously thinking of getting my own copy of 7th Voyage and have rooted around in my unpainted lead mountain I've managed to find a few more figures too.
And then there's that lovely ship that Grand Manner do ...