Why do we wargamers always strive for the unobtainable? In my opinion, far too many hours are spent on slaving over perfection when I think we as a hobby are missing something important, namely the game!
As a youngster I can still remember my nan paying instalments on the above set at the local newsagent. I absolutely loved everything about it; wigwams, a beautiful playmat, fences and Injuns! If we are honest with ourselves isn’t this what we are trying to rediscover in our games?
Nevermind bloody miniature works of art, let’s play soldiers! That was it, an undercoat of British Armour and a very limited palette of browns. JonG provided more inspiration on skintone from his private collection and by the end of Sunday, as far as I was concerned, they were done! Timpo style and completed in hours and not days!
Being a teacher this week was inspection week. For many in my profession this means endless marking and lesson preparation. I rounded off Sunday evening with the excellent “Lone Survivor” ( God knows what the body count of savages is in that film?), followed by Monday morning basing and the inner calm brought about by being in possession of a new wargames army! But only Thursday would see if they could fight?