So in the merry hope of fiddling while Rome burns I am for the while going to ignore all of that shit and concentrate on important stuff such as what I am going to do with my figure collections and in toy soldier world in the coming year.
Well in a nutshell it is going to be a case of expansion and contraction at the same time.
Physically impossible I hear you cry ! Well no not really as I am going to expand some armies and dispose of others that are no longer used or of interest.
Indian Mutiny and indeed India generally- I am even starting to think about an early Sikh force for the very late 18th century, Rohillas too- should be fun sourcing those bits I can't get from various Old Glory ranges. Even Moghuls are a possibility.
|Most recent addition to the Indian Mutiny forces. Old Glory 28mm but from the Crusades range and the Indian Muting range- mix in rather well/|
Shinyloo and its offshoots will continue. Indeed a few more have been finished with more on the painting table.
|More "Shinyloo" Scots Greys. Stadden 30mm of considerable age.|
|Old Glory 28mm Napoleonic Bavarians. Another shiny project slowly taking shape..|
|These 28mm Old Glory ECW cavalry are definitely staying|
|and these 40mm Thirty Years War- Due for expansion I think.|
|40mm Scots too. My own Romanoff figures with Sash and Saber heads|
However the 40mm ECW is more of a modeling project than strictly a wargaming one. I make them because I like them. The same goes for the 40mm Wars of the Roses. there will be more of these as I want to do at least one and possibly more games in the coming year- Battle of Hexham perhaps or even Nibley Green.
In the smaller scales I still have a bundle of 15mm Ancient Germans to base up and the new Blue Moon Crusades range is really calling to me .
I also fancy expending the 15mm Moderns but to be honest that is not a priority at the moment but maybe later in the year I will get a moderns kick on. You never can tell.
As for stuff that has done its time and needs to move on. Well 40mm Dark Ages and 40mm ACW are top of the list and I am seriously thinking of thinning out my 28mm SYW collection. I also have a bundle of 28mm Moderns that have not seen a firefight for several years. Not since I went to 15mm for that period. None of this is pressing as I need to actually count the Dark Ages- roughly 50 Vikings/ Saxons and maybe 40 Normans including 15 mounted knights ish !
|These 40mm lads- and their infantry as well as the Viking/ Saxon opposition could be finding a new home.|
However we shall see. After all it is only Mid- January