Well another weekend away from the office/dining room. Garden all tidy and manicured to within an inch of its life. With all the jobs around the dome I once again had a bit of time to paint.
The question was, what to paint? I don’t have a clear project at the moment just an ever increasing list of wouldn’t it be good to……. projects
One such area is WW2. I have tried many times to get more into this era and have small collection in 10mm, 28mm and now 20mm. They have all come about because I liked what I saw. Originally I collected 28mm Homeguard for a game I planned and played many years back, inspired by the Dads Army series, so a little light hearted but not mocking. I then saw a game about DDay and thought that would be fun to do so started to collect 10/12mm, still am! Lastly I started to watch Little Wars TV (LW TV). I like what they do, and one area I particularly liked was their reenactment of a Band of Brothers action called Foy. Highly recommend giving their channel on You Tube a chance. Anyway I started the era in 20mm to take up less room. I know I have buildings in 28mm but it’s my logic!
I started by picking up figures to represent the forces as per the scenario on LW TV. Then I lost heart as once again I was unsure as to which way to go with regarding rules. Still not decided, Bolt Action, Rapid Fire, Disposable Heroes, USSR, Peter Pig PBI or Chain of Command to mention a few. Anyway being uncertain meant that the figures were condemned to the “to be painted pile”. While still undecided regarding the rules, I did start to paint something this weekend. An 88 from Britannia Miniatures.
I must admit that WW2 is not an area I know a great deal about so if I have painted something wrong or I have the wrong style figures then I am sorry but while I would like to know what I got wrong and why, I probably will not lose any sleep, as I am happy with the outcome.
If anyone can suggest a set of playable(in an evening) rules that they feel would be good for refighting Foy, including those already mentioned (have not played any of them or even read them all) please drop me a line.
I did start some medievals as well but hope to finish them over the next few evenings.