A recent traveller to Istanbul was horrified by a terrible vision of the future. Endless, sprawling suburbs full of people who were neither poor nor rich, just consuming in their isolation, just allowed to be consumers and play computer games. I very much hope this isn’t the future. Our hobby was in rude health by any measure before lock-down and it is to be hoped that circumstances allow a bounce back. One particular point of concern is of course the fate of the local gaming store. The emergence of these, non-GW store, venues have been an amazing transformation of the U.K. situation. I do like playing video games and I am a fan of the new Tabletop simulator but face-to-face wargaming must be supported. I have greatly missed playing games against a flesh and blood opponent, or even Chris Jackson. Here’s hoping that normality returns as soon as possible and when it does , we all make a real effort to combat isolation.
The Commands and Colors ancients project continues a pace with these Greek javelinmen. All Xyston sculpts and Little Big Man transfers. One possible trick I did miss was Wofun plexiglass flats. We will discuss this development next week.
Plastic toys were utilised for the above BUA. A quick wash of brown and some dry-brushing set these off nicely. I think that 10mm and smaller works quite well with 15mm battles. And finally below, the Royalist Purple regiment is ready for this week’s solo game, “Man-hunt”. They are those lovely Bicorne sculpts and were a joy to paint. I’ve got some Bactrians on the painting table for next week and then it’s the Five Colour challenge- Renaissance army!
Stay safe and look out for news about your local Gamestore!