Here's the plan for 2015.
Friday, 2 January 2015
Here's the plan for 2015.
I will be concentrating on 15mm skirmish level games - from section to platoon in modern terms - with a focus on everything fitting on a 3'x3' or 2' x 4' playing area. This will allow me to scratchbuild some bespoke terrain features and boards for the various games that I'll be playing. The first of these will be Lion Rampant in 15mm, with the Wars of the Roses figures from Peter Pig, although I may well do another period as well, perhaps even Sengoku era Japan or Early Medieval.
The second 15mm skirmish project will be near future / sci-fi in focus, using the GZG, Brigade Models and Antenociti's Workshop stuff that I've collected together, although 15mm Imperial Commander using the old Laserburn range might also be an second option. This will use Gruntz or similar as a ruleset but I'm open to trying out whatever system gives a good platoon level game without too much complication. I'm looking forward to this as it will allow me to do some 'imagi-nations' style painting.
I'll also be dabbling in other things as usual, including more Bag The Hun aircraft and some more naval stuff of some description. The coastal forces need some extras not to mention some merchant ships, while the Victory at Sea French could do with some British or Italian opposition. These are two of the many other naval projects that I'd like to explore further including the Steam and Sail Ironclads and the Peter Pig Pirate ships. I enjoyed the naval projects last year so it would be a shame not to take them further.
In terms of games, I'll be aiming to get to the club more often than last year, which may be a bit of a challenge but shouldn't be impossible once a month or so. In the interim, I'll try to get some time in for games at home, with a focus on boardgames rather the miniatures. I'm keen to get my head around X-Wing for a start, so will definately be playing some solo games at weekends and in the evenings. I've neglected my boardgames for far too long and really need to get back into playing them more often.
Finally, my New Years Resolution will be to finish the 28mm Japanese for the Chain of Command project. This will be my summer holiday painting project for 2015, although I may have a crack at it over the Easter break, if thungs go according to plan this term and I don't have loads of school work to do.The figures and vehicles are ready to paint and I will probably add a few extra bits to round things out, so that I will be able to actually get a game or two under my belt by the Autumn.
Bag The Hun (363) AK47 (330) Books (288) Back of Beyond (197) Bolt Action (153) Old West (118) Coastal Warfare (114) Bag The MiG (107) Chain of Command (106) Pirates (106) Wings at War (101) MiG Alley (94) VBCW (86) 15mm Sci-Fi / Near Future (79) Target Locked On (77) Fistful of Lead (68) What a Tanker (68) Shows (67) BKC (65) Darkest Africa (65) Ironclads (60) Rapid Fire (58) Indo China / Vietnam (56) Victory at Sea (52) Saga (51) Saurian Safari (50) Boardgames (49) Knights of the Sky (45) Britain's Small Wars (42) Gladiators (41) Flashpoint Baltic (40) Flashpoint Taiwan (38) IABSM (36) Pre-Dreadnoughts (35) Journals (34) Post Apocalypse (30) Iron Cow (29) Atlantic Wall (28) Normandy Firefight (27) Full Thrust (25) France's Small Wars (23) Samurai (23) Air War C21 (22) Lion Rampant (22) Mexican Revolution (21) Fortifications (20) 28mm English Civil War (19) Cold War (19) Achtung Kommando! (18) PITS (18) Napoleonic Naval (15) Naval Thunder (15) Aircraft (14) Rate of Fire (14) Black Ops (13) Dragon Rampant (13) Aliens (12) Desert Spitfires (12) Flashpoint PVO (12) Imaginations (12) Iron Cross (12) Aeronef (11) Imperial Commander (11) Impetus (11) SCW (11) CY6 Jet Age (10) Flashpoint Alto Cenepa (10) Gaslands (10) 633 Squadron (9) ACW (9) Flashpoint Fleet Air Arm (9) 28mm Future Wars (8) Adventures in Jimland (8) Ancients (8) Dux Britanniarum (8) Cry Havoc (7) Zulus! (7) French Indian Wars (6) Frostgrave (6) Scramble for Britain (6) Three Musketeers (5) Arab Revolt (4) Five Men at Kursk (4) French Resistance (4) In Her Majesty's Name (4) Maurice (4) The Men Who Would Be Kings (4) Duel of Aces (3) Galactic Heroes (3) HOTT (3) Strontium Dog (3) Check Your Six! (2) Crom (2) Disposable Heroes (2) Fire and Steel (2) Gangsters (2) HYW (2) Iron Stars (2) Luft 46 (2) NUTS! (2) No Go Zone (2) Sharp Practice (2) War in El Dorado (2) 2mm ECW (1) Battlegroup (1) Dropzone Commander (1) Hind Commander (1) Missile Threat (1) Naval Command (1) Sturmovik Commander (1)