I still want to do it sometime in the near future, but for now 15mm India-Pakistan 1965 for Flames of War is on hold. There are a number of reasons for this, the first being Black Tree Design's evil sales of recent weeks. I have purchased a 28mm British army for Bolt Action and a 28mm Anglo-Danish army for SAGA from them, and I now want to paint these figures. Painting John's paras has given me the 28mm itch, and it is demanding attention.
|The next project|
|Followed by this one|
I watched a couple of games of Bolt Action at Cancon and liked what I saw. It takes me back to when I first started playing Warhammer 40K with just 40 odd figures a side and a couple of vehicles. I liked that skirmish feel, and despite the BA rules being slightly less complex the games I saw certainly had that same sort of feeling about them. I may even look at adapting them for Star Wars - not that FUBAR are a bad set of rules, just that the fewer rules systems I have to chop and change between the better. Next to the Brits that I have from Black Tree, I also have Fallshirmjager from Warlord Games. I am of course thinking of making the Brits into Kiwis and putting together some Cassino themed terrain.
As for SAGA, I have been contemplating this for a little while now. In fact, I was going to buy the Byzantine and Anglo-Danish
factions (I hate that term, and will hereby never use it again) forces, but couldn't quite fit them into the budget a couple of months back when I bought all of the Bolt Action stuff. So I have advanced the purchase of this project, although I still need the rulebook and dice. I'm still planning on getting the Byzantines later in the year, because Byzantium is cool!
So the point of this post is to try to keep myself on track. Hopefully it will work, but I have a lot of trouble with 'oooh shiny...' complex.
By the way, I want to do a post on painting up the Israeli halftracks using the vallejo green-grey/US field drab mix - something that might be helpful to other gamers rather than a self-indulgent 'xmas newsletter' that this post represents - so hopefully that will be the next thing to appear here in the upcoming week.