Ah Spring has come to Wales! The daffodils are in bloom and the lamas are “gambolling!” ( I don’t know quite why there are lamas in the field behind my house!) After a whole three days back at work after lock- down, it’s time to kick back and enjoy a two week holiday…..
I’d set myself the task of getting organised; all my hobby collection organised in boxes, ready for a return to the hobby battlefields. I’m currently at what I call “ the creative chaos” stage. I did try to stick to a wargames army a month schedule but something happened…
The Ottomans happened! Or rather, the Ottoman armies were huge! And if they were huge, you “need” hundreds of miniatures. I started rebasing manfully but then I needed artillery! Hammy at Battlefieldgames replied in double quick time but now I wanted the super bombard that did for Constantinople ( drat that Hungarian turncoat Orbat!) . I used up my hordes on the previous two armies so that meant more minis!
You get the idea! I should have kept it simple, but this month’s army was suffering from mission creep. My painting table now had American Civil War horse soldiers, Germanic knights, mixed in with over a hundred Ottomans!
So, no finished army for March but hopefully two for the end of April; Huns and a Union/ Northern Mercenary force for Colt- action. April will see my Ottomans finished, if my bank balance can withstand the pressure!
Yes, any reorganisation leads to pain! Any minis that either weren’t painted by me or are surplus to requirements are being converted into new mini tokens! I quite like the process of selling the toys but I do have to admit to a certain sense of loss. Thank god the lamas are available for counselling! Happy Easter everyone from Despertaferres industries!