Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

Well the old calendar has flipped over to begin a new year. This is the time when we make all sorts of resolutions about how we are going to be more organized, more productive, and to become a better person ... blah, blah, blah... who am I kidding? I am disorganized and thus unproductive. As for being a better person - c'mon!

As for wargaming - now thats another story! I've got big plans. I am working hard (as much as one can work hard sitting at a painting table) on finishing enough Old West gunfighters to try out the new rules I have been working on. I think I am close to having enough figures done to run a game for 8 or 10 players.

As soon as I finish this newest batch of cowboys its back to working on my WW1 collection. I have a slew of 1914 French troops to paint up (20th century Napoleonics!) and some Germans to get ready too. After I paint all 120 - 150 figures (by April 1st no less!) I will likely look to buy a few specialty pieces to flesh out these forces - things like artillery pieces and maybe an armored car, or two.

I have been trying to photograph a line-up of Renegade, Great War, Brigade Games, Foundry, Old Glory, and Scarab WW1 figures for comparison. So far my photographic efforts have been terrible. Looks like I am going to have to dig up my manual for the camera so I can take a useful photo.

OK, now you know what I'm doing so its back to painting!