I am definitely a wargaming butterfly! Fluttering around and having a hard time sticking to any one project.
The most recent addition to my "to do" list for this year is a small English Civil war painting project to try out the rules Donnybrook, En Garde, and Flashing Steel. Eventually I want to expand my painted armies to play some big battle games like Pike & Shotte, Warhammer ECW, Forlorn Hope, or 1644, but for now it's all about skirmishes.
The first step was to dig out the "pike & shotte" portion of my lean pile and dig through the models to pick what I wanted to paint... Ooohhh Fun!
While I had it all laid out on the table I figured I might as well catalog it, which was a good idea! At one point I was able to keep up with all of the Warlord releases, but more recently I stopped buying all of their ECW stuff and needed to get a handle one which sets I was missing. I also had no idea which Foundry or Perry packs I had, since I bought those so long ago.
In the end I decided to pick a few Perry Scots to paint up. It was a good choice since I only owned 5 codes so it would keep the project limited in scope! Of course even after laying out hundreds of models and stressing over when I'll ever have time to paint them all, I've started thinking about which Perry packs I should buy to add to this force. It's a disease, really.
So anyway - along with a few of my local gaming buddies we are going to each paint up some pike & shotte troops and have committed to finishing our armies in time to try out these rule sets this year!
Here are my Scots all ready to go:
I am very worries about whether those pikes are going to stay attached to the models! Time will tell. Can anyone spot the one non-Perry model in the bunch?
I added a Preacher by Warlord from their "Fire and Brimstone" set. I was going to use him as the special "Preacher" character in a Covenanter army, but after a closer look at the rules I think I am going to play these guys as the "Army" faction instead of as "Covenanters" in Donnybrook.