Monday, 26 December 2011

Plans for 2012

I've been thinking about my wargaming plans for 2012 and have narrowed down the projects to the usual half a dozen, with the completion of at least three as the objective for this time next year. There are some that are returning for a second or third time and others that are new but I've tried to keep all of them down to a feasible size or at least have options that I can turn to if time runs short. I've also tried to include a variety or scales and to cover air, land and naval gaming in the shortlist.


There's only room for one 28mm project so it's going to be In the Heart of Africa with the Nkonde villagers army as the focus. This will be the first project for 2012, once I've finished the base painting on the AK47 army. I will also have to scratchbuild some terrain for the Nkonde including a village, some pitfalls and possibly some boats. If I get the bit between my teeth a second smaller force might also be added, probably in the form of a British naval landing party or similar.


This will be the 1/72nd scale aircraft for the 1915 Fokker Scouge game using the Knights of the Sky club rules. I have some nice kits lined up for this, including a Morane N, a Bristol Scout D, a Vickers Gunbus and an Avro 504. I'm hoping to get at least two new aircraft assembled for a game sometime in the next six months. I also have the last bits of the Rapid Fire! project to finish off if I can find the time.


In 15mm the Patrols in the Sudan project needs to be completed with an Anglo Egyptian force to be tackled, together with the finishing touches to the three quarters complete dervish army from a couple of years ago. If this proves to be too much then I'd like to have a crack at Vietnam in 15mm using my collection of Peter Pig figures for Men of Company B and/or Delta to DMZ. The terrain from the AK47 project would double up for this and give me the excuse to scratchbuild some more. I also need to finish off the AK47 dictatorship army before I do anything else.


As I have more than enough to do in other scales in 2012 I've decided to give 10mm a miss this year. Instead, I've decided to get on with the 6mm Iron Cow British brigade which should be a relatively quick job, given a bit of speed painting and some creative basing to make the vehicles look the part. I'm thinking of a desert camouflage scheme to keep the painting simple and make the terrain easy to model.


As previously mentioned, I really want to do some coastal warfare gaming in the next year, with the emphasis on early to mid war actions in the Channel and North Sea. This is a project I've been stockpiling for several years and it's about time I got on with it. The advantage is that I can make this as large or as small a project as I want, from a handful of boats to full on convoy games, so the scaleability is a real asset.

As you can see, there are several existing things that haven't made it on to the shortlist this year including the 1/1200 Victorian Ironclads, the 1/600 Korean War planes, the 10mm WW2 Norwegians or the 28mm Gladiators. This doesn't mean that they won't get tackled at some point but my focus will be on the six projects that I've outlined above. It really depends on how my time I have to do things and what interest there is at the club for the projects that I'll decide to tackle.

1 comment:

  1. Good to see that some of your plans coincide with mine (more details on them on the 31st). I expect you'll forge ahead far better than I do, so your postings here will inspire me to do better!



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