Thursday, 6 October 2016

New rules, changed plans and other random mutterings.

It seems to me that we are living in a golden age of wargaming, with rules and figures of quality all coming out with startling rapidity.  I have recently purchased 25mm Colonial British infantry, 25mm Dark Ages warriors, 15mm Cold War British and 25mm Crusader figures.  Not much has been painted, but it doesn't stop me buying them..........

Then the rules, Lion Rampant, Dragon Rampant, Kings of War, Men who would be Kings and Congo have all joined the collection recently.  Will I play them all?  Probably not as much as they deserve, but I still have them.  I really enjoy the Dragon/Lion Rampant rules, but they are not suitable for a large battle and some times it's fun to load the table with lead and have at it.  Hence Kings of War, which seems to be everything Warhammer could have been.  And now Congo has reared its head and has been the game of choice for the last 2 weeks.  I have not played it yet, but have run a couple of games for the Monday night lads, with the White Men winning one and the African tribes snatching victory in the other.  I keep getting drawn to North Star and Wargames Foundry to look at the bundles of figures they do but have managed to restrain myself......so far.

So, what do I plan to play next?  Dux Britanniarum is currently the plan as Nathan and I are running a game at Firestorm Games on Saturday 15th.  Also the painting list has been scrapped and replaced with suitable extras, such as carts and the like, for the game.  I have also been painting Romano-British figures for Andy and Nathan.  So far Andys 36 figures have been finshed and returned, while Nathans 19 are awaiting the imminent delivery of shields.  Then it's onto 70 odd other assorted Saxon and Briton figures for Nathans ever expanding warbands. 
 
Bad photo!
Here are Andys British, a mix of metal and plastic figures with LBMS shield decals to finish them off.  Sorry about the crap photo, it was a rush job as I was getting ready to go out.

So thats it for today.  It's just gone midnight and I have to be up early tomorrow for a pointless doctors appointment.  A GPs review of the tables prescribed by the consultant, so they can't change them without his say so and he won't say so, but they have too see me to review the medication every 6 months.  So on that happy note, good night and I'll catch you all next time.

PS  By all I do mean the 2 people who look at this load of tripe every now and again. ;)

12 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing more painted figures and your views on the rule books.

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    1. Thanks, hopefully the pictures will be better next time. Congo is good, as are both the Rampant sets. Still have to try MWWBK.

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  2. That makes me the second person then! :) Hope to see you on Saturday

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  3. P.S. That IS a crap photo!! ;)

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    1. I know, it's truly embarresing how bad it is. (hangs head in shame)

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  4. So many good sets of rules coming out over the last year...sadly not enough hours in the day!

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    1. Too true, nor enough days in the week.

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  5. Good to see you on Saturday mate, even if you had to leave early. You will be glad to hear we won. Chas's division broke and left the field too, which was nice. Always like to see that chuckle stifled.

    Vince

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    1. Good to be there, I'm sorry I couldn't stay longer. Next month I will, no matter what. Always good to hear that the forces of democracy(sort of) overcome the oppressive Persian horde.

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  6. Sounds like a good bunch of new rules. Which figures / theatre of war will you use for 'The Men who...'?

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    1. Well that's the question. The lads I game with already have Zulus, Sudan, Indian Mutiny, Boers and American Indians so I am seriously considering either Pathan/North West Frontier types or Chinese Boxers ala 55 days in Peking. The jury is still out.

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