It never ceases to amaze me how ideas that crop up on other peoples blogs really give you a light bulb moment; a moment of 'why didn't I think of that?' style clarity. So it was with a post a short while ago by one of m blog readers, Kaptain Kobold of Hordes of the Things fame. In a nutshell, he had acquired a quantity of Risk plastic figures and had used them to great effect to fight a wargame using a set of Marlburian era rules. The figures were blue-tacked to card bases of the appropriate sizes and the action was fought as follows: More Maurice.
I have acquired three sets worth of the figures from this version of Risk and this post proves to me quite happily that I was wise to do so. The potential for 18th century imagi-nations is huge and I have absolutely no excuse (other than sheer slothfulness) for not doing something of my own accord.
Of course painting something like a thousand figures may have something to do with it not having happened thus far but perhaps I really should bite the bullet and just get on with it!