Tuesday 23 March 2021

The English Civil War - Portable Wargame and WoFun Style

I have the above book, the Wofun 18mm armies and a modest library for the period - what could possibly go wrong?

 This will be a short post for reasons I will mention later as well as being the last for a week or so.

I received a large parcel from Romania today being the remainder of my 18mm ECW armies as well as a whole box of samples for a forthcoming range that I have been sworn to secrecy about. I now have a complete set up for the ECW in 18mm covering most of the options for the English and Scottish theatres. To say I am delighted is an understatement but the real work still needs to be done - the bases and edging. Neither task will be difficult but they will be time consuming. In truth this was always going to a project for the second half of the year so it means that I can fully finish the ship building before I go all pike and shot.

My absence from the blog for a few days - a week at tops - is simply because I have a domestic situation that requires my attention. Life sometimes gets in the way of our hobby and this is one occasion where I must step back to attend to it.

I shall respond to any comments but it may not be as quickly as usual so please bear with me.

See you all on the other side.


Steve J. said...

I look forward to seeing your ECW armies when they are done and fingers crossed for the family situation.

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


This sounds like the beginning of a very interesting new project.

I hope that your domestic situation resolved itself satisfactorily.

All the best,


tradgardmastare said...

Looking forward to seeing the ecw figures and I hope the domestic situation gets sorted equitably.

David Crook said...

Hello there Steve J,

The ECW is a while away yet but aside from terrain I have everything I need. It will be a significant undertaking with the basing and ‘edging’ but still a lot faster than painting the figures themselves!

The domestic situation has at last made some headway and although it is very early days at least there is a more positive outlook - many thanks for your thoughts.

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hello there Bob,

I have no need to rush this and I want to do it properly so the bulk of the work will be in the second half of the year. In the meantime though it is on with the reading about the period (about which my knowledge is very limited!) and finishing off the ACW ships.

We have positive steps re the domestic situation so it has eased somewhat - which is good news all round thanks!

All the best,


David Crook said...

Hello there tradgardmastare,

Thank you old chap - much appreciated.

I am certainly enjoying reading up on the ECW and hope to have some cracking games with the collection in due course.

All the best,