After several hours I thought: sod this.
So instead of a comprehensive list of my figure collection and their state of paint I have a list of what I have and in what scale.
Napoleonic French, I went mad about a year ago and bought Victrix’s 7 box deal and Foundry’s Grand Battery. Since then I have added a couple of boxes of Perrys and some command figures. So far most of the gunners painted, not many of the guns and a few infantry. . .
Early Imperial Romans, what can I say, I had money in my pocket and I was watching a Documentary. That coupled with Warlords superb figures meant I stood no chance. About 30 of 150 pained so far so I’m nowhere near fielding a Cohort in 1:4 like I planned.
American Civil War, Don’t ask what I was smoking when I decided I would start this period by myself. I have bought enough Rebs to play a fair game of Brother Against Brother but there isn’t much paint and no sight of the Yankies yet.
Warhammer, over the years I have ended up with some Empire dudes, Dwarfs, Vampire Counts and Orks. To be fair a good deal of them are painted but there isn’t an armys worth of anything.
Bloodbowl, a craze that rocked our club a few months back. Have still got ork and human team to go and a couple of dwarfs.
Sci-Fi, I ended up with a pile of odds and ends from a range of companies, I am slowly getting through them but I don’t really feel pressed to get them done .
Gondor, Dol Amroth, Lamedon ect, yup I’m a bit of an LoTR nut and I bat for Gondor on a rather extreme scale (pic to follow) I still have bout 50 straight up Gondorians to go and then a few of the fief lads to start.
Rohan, my “other one” hordes of them to go and I’m not feeling the need to paint them soon as I already have a “good” army. I should have taken orks as my second….
Only have Valliant’s Germans in this scale, Normady and Classic and enough armour to bring a tear to Gudarian’s eye. Classics had an unfortunate run in with army painter spray so are mainly a write off. Some of the
ones are painted and painted well even if I say so myself but alas there is no demand for these any more at the Club so they are at the back of a drawer. Normandy
Polybian Romans, DBA hit our club again and these were the guys I went for. Still a whole DBA sized army to paint…
ACW, yes I know I should have finished the 28’s first but a few other guys have them in this scale and John Holts’, at Warrior, figures are excellent.
Colonials and Zulus, long story…..
More will be added to 15mm tomorrow….. It was a good deal ok, I couldn’t say no. Honest.
ECW, this is one if was of the many scales I have ended up with piles of figures for and I’m not really sure why I went there. I Got them as a freebie at “Targe” my local wargames show over a year ago now. No interest in the scale. No interst in the period but ooo er minifigs’ 12’s are nice. So I ended up ordering two big DBR sized armies.
WW2 German’s, I have a lot of Pendraken’s wonderful models and lots of them painted but I don’t often find the motivation to paint the infantry. Hence the fact I have more tanks then foot solders painted.
WW2 Brit Para, one of those ones again: money in the pocket, “A Bridge Too Far” on the TV and Pendraken’s figures calling to me. Very little painted and I ended up buying a division worth of paras for BKC. The Germans are ready so there is not excuse not to paint them.
Italian Wars, A good idea at the time, a period that interested me, cheep figures, a scale that meant they could be churned out fast. However as I’m putting all sides together myself it feels like too big an investment just now when I have a hundred and one other things on the go and more pressing projects demanding my cash.
Dwarfs, there are a few other armies kicking about at the club and 10 is cheaper than 28 so it seemed like a good idea.
Napoleonic French, ‘fousands of them and very few with paint on them. One day I suppose.
Napoleonic Prussians, much more than the French painted but not by me and still a fair few unpainted.
Napoleonic Brits, Not many bought, not may painted and that’s likely how it will stay.
Battle of Britain, a few Me 1-oh-9s bought as were a few Spits and Hurris, various stages of painting.
Full Thrust Light, a fair sized ESU Fleet but it needs lots of bits and bobs added.
Napoleonic Ships, with the intention of doing Trafalgar on 1:1 I got some from a friend and added more. The British are all there but no French or Spaniards, plus only painted half a dozen or so.
WW2 ships, bought a small German Fleet. I looked at them and put them back in the bag where they sit still.
Well there it is my wargaming life in just a few paragraphs. My mission is a difficult one: Paint everything I own in a certain scale before I buy ANYTHING else. The thinking behind this is if I’m in the 10mm mind set painting everything in 10mm should be easy.
We shall see....
Auf Wiedersehen for now,
a quick pic of "The French Box"
some of the gunzzzz
and i couldn't forget these guys...
and yes unfortunatly most of those sprues are untouched...