So first up my first set of completed ACW Artillery limbers. They are Perry six horse limbers broken down into three sets, the limbers are Perry (plastics which I finally found you can buy individually of their website) as well, six horse units just looked too big for my normal games, I have also got another three of the galloping limbers which will take a bit more time to sort out as they include cannons and gun crew sat on the limber. I have spend what feels like hours thinking about adding more ‘tack’ but have not done so yet.
Secondly I said I would photo the Arab force so far, here they are (without the camel archers which work as mercenaries) I will be prepping the rest of the infantry I have, about a unit and a half. I also have a box of GB Arab horse archers to tackle. When they are done I will be just about at a full army stage I think, but ideally they should have some more horse archers, we’ll see 🙂
THE BIG QUESTION ?
So I have spent a lot of this week thinking about projects, many of which, whilst not completed, are reaching a comfortable level of maturity. My mind has started to turn to that dangerous, but exquisitely tantalising question what next ? I feel I need a new project of some size. To cut to the chase the biggest gap in my gaming spectrum is anything from either the 17th or early 18th Century. I know I don’t have much early/middle Medieval stuff and the War of the Roses is almost certainly going to be a project one day, but this does appeal just at the moment. I have for some time considered an English Civil War Project and always thought this would be a prefect option for when I retire a kind of long term promise to myself. So I am now in a quandary following a number of your fine blogs I seem to be increasingly drawn to the Thirty Years War or something slightly later SYW, Austrian Succession, etc.... At this point like a child in a well stocked sweet box I simply can’t decide either on a clear period or on a scale. I am increasingly drawn to Historical gaming and except for possibly the ECW my sense is the scale of battles in this period are such that a sensible person would opt for 15 mm or even smaller and in some sense I quite like this ideal as a new adventure......but then I do love the scale and appearance of 28’s. So I would be interested in hearing others thoughts ? Rest assured this is more in the sense of a conversation as I may well ignore everything and suddenly start collecting Vietnam !
So am I mad to consider collecting TYW in 28 mm ? And would it really be much better in 15 mm
Which of the late 17th and early 18th Century periods/wars do you recommend ?