Monday, 16 November 2009

The Next Great Adventure....Part 2

It is funny how an idea can grow from the most unlikely sources - another example I guess of synchronicity in action - and so it was I found myself browsing the Hat Industrie website to look at what there is in the way of 20mm plastics, ostensibly to see what was around in the 20th century stakes. There is some very nice stuff on there; particularly on the World War 1 list - and I noticed that the Aussies are being represented by ANZAC infantry with a heavy weapons set on the way and also, a box of the famed Lighthorsemen - including dismounted figures and a horseholder. With the Turks being represented (together with heavy weapons including artillery) already the fact that Hat have also released the old Airfix Arabs you can see where this is heading. All that is missing is some Imperial infantry and artillery and the Middle East is a goer! Chuck in some Indian troops and the possibilities are huge. I note also that the Germans in East Africa are also being readied - the Askari are already in production - and that such things as native bearers and Ruga Ruga are also underway.

The Colonial range is also developing nicely and if the NW Frontier ever gets a shout then I shall be all over them like the proverbial rash - Malakand field force anyone?

Lots of possibilities with this little lot and so I need to get my thinking hat on - 15mm metal be blowed - this will be a whole lot more entertaining!

4 comments:

CWT said...

Hi, I've been doing some thinking on new projects too, and recently fetched up on the notion of Wars of the Roses in 6mm. I never had the notion when I started out,so now I feel like I need to explain myself on my blog! Wierd.

Cheers,
C

Ogrefencer said...

The Wotr 6mm range by Heroics and Ros available from Navwar is really nice - especially the artillery - although I understand that Baccus also produce a range for the period. In a different scale the Perrys are launching a 28mm range in plastic...........;-)

CWT said...

I'd heard of the Perry's release, but talked myself out of it. I've plumped for Baccus 6mm in the end, and stocked up on metallic paint!

Cheers,
C

Ogrefencer said...

Good choice - can't wait to see them!