Monday, 18 November 2013

Expanding into a New Period and Scale ("Chime the Bells of Doom")

Everybody says that they won't but then everybody does it again and again.

To quote Judge Dredd, "Won't these perps ever learn?". Speaking of which I have been also eyeing up that offering from Warlord Games too, but no my current "penny peril project" is ..

28mm (25mm compatible) ECW with a Scottish Covenanter twist courtesy of Warlord Game's temptations, my powers of resistance being weak or non-existent! I have got as far as putting a packet of forty together (see below):

I like the distinctive "blue bonnet" look, but I would have preferred it if Warlord Games had managed to 'keep it all plastic' as mixing it up with super-glue and plastic glue can get quite confusing. It is the 'walk away' and don't touch aspect of the super-glue I hate. I end up nudging teh figure and causing the metal bonnet to slip 'over the eyes' of my soldiers! Then I have to start it all over again but this time getting super-glue all over my fingers (see below):

I hope to use them with a set of rules called "For God, King and Country" published by the Canadian Wargames Group (see below):

The first battle I intend to do is Montrose's Royalists "Battle of Aberdeen" where these fine fellows will be defending, but hopefully in a reasonably well painted state (see below):  

I still have a long way to go to before completing the army though, see you in 2016 for an update ;)


Paul Foster said...

The T34 in the background will be a game winner at any rate Geordie!

Tim Gow said...

It'll all end in tears!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Paul you would be able to spot a WWII reference in Herodatus

Tim, there tears will be if I have to paint tartan

Monty said...

I know what you mean about being all over the place, scale and period wise. I am currently on 28mm WW2, 15mm Colonial, 28mm Zulus, 20mm WW2, 15mm moderns, 28mm Judge Dredd and, since last weekend; 25mm LotR!! None of which are anywhere near completion. Sad thing is, I an eyeing up a shed load of other stuff, too - nooooo!!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Resistance is futile Monty

When you go to the great wargaming place in the sky there will be a lead/plastic mountain buried with you to take to Valhalla ;)