What state is the front room in my current wife asked? “It may need a little tidying,” I whimpered. “ We could get rid of my daughter’s teddy bears?” I ventured…..
It’s time to be honest! The Easter reorganisation has not stalled exactly but changed direction. One complete army in one single box was the maxim. Rebase everything that moves was the reality. The rules set of choice, To the Strongest, has morphed to include DBA.
It would have been better to stick to the preparation of just one collection, I believe Lenin called it “bending the stick”, putting maximum effort into achieving just one task. Well the old homicidal Russian had this and many other things wrong. How much better to start reorganising absolutely everything, all at once, all in the same small space?
I know the doubters thought I was being optimistic but the third army ( for March) is nearly done! It may not be the one I started out to finish but a third army nears completion.
One unexpected benefit has been the number of figures that I don’t actually need anymore. “Need” is a difficult concept to explain to those outside the hobby; sentimental value mixes with long forgotten plans. I went for the plan that the figures must be roughly the same size and/ or manufacturer. The minis may fit another wargames army in terms of time period but are they compatable in design or proportion? Anything which isn’t French and heroic in scale for example is currently on EBay.
Most wargamers have a love/ hate relationship with online auctions. We all have heard stories of lots of whole armies bought for pennies. We have all heard of disastrous deals where the seller has been a little ambitious with the propainted label. I’m literally trying to make space for an organised collection; if only my daughter would stop collecting those damn teddy bears!!!!
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised by the issues raised in this article; either stop buying figures or rent an allotment hidehole and hide your lead pile!
Hope you had a great Easter break!