Saturday, 4 May 2013

Work and Wargames

With my impending return to full time work on the 15th (beware the Ides of May....) I am spending some time over the bank holiday weekend having a serious think about what I am doing and exactly how I am going to do it. The project list will not be any more extensive than it already is but with much less time available to tackle it I need to think carefully as what I will be doing.

Luckily the naval stuff is very time effective in that painting ships does not take long and organising a game is also a quick and painless process - mainly because of the ease of setting up. The planned ancient games will take a little longer in this respect as they are mainly fought close to shore so terrain will feature. The same also applies to anything river based - either the ACW or along the Danube.

As far as anything land based is concerned then that is a different matter entirely. I have yet to settle on what I want to do and am still bouncing around between scales and so the recent acquisition of a pile of 15mm Western gunfight figures may well have a bearing far beyond the Arizona desert!

I found myself looking at the Peter Pig catalogue and thinking 'now there's and idea' to a lot of what they have to offer - I have already stated that the Western set up does not need much to make it really attractive and with the added bonus of being easy to paint. It also leads rather conveniently into the ACW....;-)

I will need to give the land side some serious thought as I will want a 19th and a 20th century set up in some fashion but at the present time am undecided on how best to tackle this. Or even in what scale. Or even in what wars.

As ever, much to ponder methinks.

4 comments:

Francis Lee said...

Good to hear about the job David, it's the same with us at work but we'll be losing ours and doing less hobby related stuff.

David Crook said...

Hi Fran,

Cheers old chap! How long do you have?

All the best,

DC

Ray Rousell said...

Probably the end of the month, we're hoping for a months reprieve though.....fingers crossed!!

David Crook said...

Hi Ray,

I will keep them crossed for you both!

All the best,

DC