The answer in my case is very easy.
Last week was a right off painting wise. Too many other things happening. So I thought I would show you a project/idea i am working on in the background.
A 28mm merchant man, a Fluyt from Printable Scenery. I am hoping to include it in games from Pirates, English Civil War through to AWI at a push. While taking the photos I thought about how to transfer a naval game to the tabletop?
As much as I would love to, I soon had to accept that 28mm is a scale too far as I wanted to ensure maneuvering is part of the game rather than just boarding actions.
I also thought about a set of rule constantly in and out of my thoughts “Lion Rampant”. Could these we used for managing a game with a naval element. This led to me thinking about Pirates!
This started an idea of Pirates starting off with a home port and a small ship with crew. They could raid the high seas or an opponent’s port to get treasures and upgrade their ships and crew. I did not want to do two different scales so 15mm seemed the way to go. So with things thought I printed off the same fluyt in 15mm.
So this is a project that may or may not develop but shows how easy I get distracted. All I have to do now is find some nice figures. Anybody out there recommend any 15mm pirates?
Below is the 28mm version with a Perry 28mm ACW. Only figure I had at hand. Please ignore the recently made 28mm hedge/20mm bocage for another game in development.
Below is the 15mm version