Monday, 10 October 2011

Inspired and Feeling Industrious

Now that the great loft move is more or less complete it is with some relief that I can now apply myself to the various projects I currently have on the go. To recap these are as follows:

  • ACW River operations
  • Balkan Wars using the blocks
  • 1914 Mediterranean
  • Operation Barbarossa - again, using the blocks
I have been thinking about the Balkans and the 1914 Med ideas and am expecting to be revising these as they are a little close to one another in many ways. I want to make use of the Minifigs ships I have for the naval dimension but am being lured into period specific fictional forces rather than the historical types. I will have to give this some thought.

The ACW kit will be the first of these to be tackled as I really want to get this finished  - especially as I will need to make some more models as well. The land side will of course be using the Portable Wargame and the blocks so that will be one facet I will not need to worry about.

Operation Barbarossa will be an interesting one and at this stage I am undecided how I will tackle this but there is no immediate rush and I am sure a solution will present itself in due course. Assuming this works out in whatever shape or form it eventually takes I would then like to explore some Western desert type action but that is a long way off.

I have a few other ideas to toy with (I am still thinking about the best way to game the North Atlantic in 1941!) and I am quite sure there will be a few surprises along the way but the great thing for me now though is the fact that at last I can experiment properly with rules, games and periods without any of it impacting on the domestic routine! 


4 comments:

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Its always a good idea to have a cunning plan ... I have lots of them!

All the best,

Bob

David Crook said...

Hi Bob,

Plan A followed by Plan B with the added safety of Plans C through Z is always a sensible option methinks....;-)

One has to expect the unexpected!

All the best,

DC

Paul of the Man Cave said...

I think you need to delve into 1918/1919 Baltic operations with me...

C'mon: RN Coastal Craft and monitors, daring raids against Red Battleships, amphibious operations, observation dirigibles, coastal forts - its got the lot! And maybe the odd Aeronef too perchance...

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

Obscure Weirdness eh? What's not to love!?

All the best,

DC