Monday, September 6, 2010

Still alive...

I realize it's been awhile since the last post, and for that I apologize. I was away for several weeks, and have also just been distracted by various other things. I have painted all the 10mm Sudan units I currently own, except for the pack camels. Pics to be posted within the next week or so (hopefully!). More minis will need to be ordered to complete the forces. I have also painted 16 of GZG's excellent 15mm Alien Mercenaries. Once again, pics soon.

While in England I picked up a copy of Black Powder. I must say it's a beautiful book, and the system seems quite elegant. I think I may have finally found a set of rules for my Sudan minis!

I've been tempted by a number of new periods lately. War of 1812 is something I have wanted to do for years, and I find myself again temped. Knuckleduster is bringing out new 28mm minis for the period, though I don't know if I would do it in 28mm for cost and space reasons. Though 54mm plastics might be fun...

Getting to visit the site of the Battle of Hastings certainly got me wanting to start putting together Saxon and Norman armies. But again, the issue of scale. I seem to remember hearing that Gripping Beast will be bringing out plastic Saxons. Maybe Normans will follow?

A couple nights ago I saw a one man play of the Seven Samurai. It was hugely entertaining and re-awakened my interest in the period. Bought and watched Kurosawa's Ran today which further got the gaming juices flowing. I've since been browsing different ranges online. The Baccus 6mm range is quite tempting, though I have never painted anything in that scale. It can't be too different from painting 10mm, can it? We also already own a large number of 1/72 Zvezda plastic Samurai and Mongols. And some 28mm Perry Minis. And 28mm Clan Wars. Hmm.

I haven't worked much on my sci-fi rules lately, but I've had a few new ideas which I hope to tryout soon.

To finish up this post, here is a picture of Arundel Castle I took last month...

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