Thursday, 24 December 2009

Happy Xmas to Me

As it's Christmas eve I thought I'd reward myself for a year of good behaviour, having only diverged from my self imposed ban on buying new stuff once or twice.

I'll put my hands up to PITS this year, which was an entirely new project, as it actually got finished (more or less), so doesn't really count as a negative. The Predator stuff I bought in 28mm, using em4 troopers and Ainsty Predators, didn't get off the ground though, so that's not so good. It may well resurface in the new year list of things to do though, alongside the 28mm gladiators from Crusader that grabbed my attention.

The rest of the stuff I gathered together over the last year was all based on existing projects that I either had rules or figures for already. The main ones were an ARVN armoured regiment in 10mm using minifigs figures and vehicles, more vehicles and figures for my 10mm Indochina project from Pendraken (which is still stalled due to a lack of figures in bush hats!), a French Napoleonic squadron from Langton in 1:1200 which I picked up at Salute (very nice), a full set up for the Alto Cenapa War in 1:600 using Tumbling Dice aircraft, both British and French fleets for Victorian ironclad warfare in 1/2400 from TD again, some additonal spaceships from Brigade for my Neo Soviet Full Thrust fleet (I used the German ones as they looked cool), some extras for the Back of Beyond to make up the numbers for a Dinosaur Hunting expedition and last but not least, some extras for AK47 and PITS, to round off what I've already got.

It's a lot of metal but at least three or four of these projects will get done in the year ahead (honest!)

So, for my Xmas present to myself, I feel relatively OK getting myself a little something, perhaps from Foundry (20% off, not bad), Brigade (15% off, also not bad), Peter Pig or Pendraken? A Foundry Azande or Masai force might be one option. I've also been meaning to get some Old Crow 15mm sci fi tanks and APC's for ages so now might be a good time to bite the bullet. Alternatively, the new Neo Soviets in 6mm from Brigade look very cool and would go nicely with some Old Crow landing craft, hovercraft and amphibious landing ships. Or perhaps I could get something in 10mm from Pendraken? Or yet more AK stuff from Peter Pig (no, that's not a good idea).

This needs some thought but I will make up my mind in time for Xmas Day!


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  2. As I'm just completing a couple of 6mm armies for FWC I'd encourage you to go for the Brigade stuff, it looks very cool. Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noel Jim!

  3. Build on the Dino hunting by adding cavemen and wild animals (may a mammoth) so yoiu can use them as wild savages and still explore those strange lands.

    Have a good holiday and Merry Christmas



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