January 1, 2012

Quindia Studios 2012

So what's in store for Quindia Studios in 2012? As far a miniatures, my New Years resolution is to paint stuff from the Quindia Studios warehouse. I must have thousands unpainted models tucked away. While I'm not saying I won't buy anything new (perish the thought), I am saying I won't buy anything for a particular period until I finish units I have on hand for that period. So what are my plans for 2012? In no particular order...

1. Grand Alliance - 2012 is going to be the year of the Grand Alliance for me. I plan on painting up two armies of Warfare Miniatures over the coming year, focusing on the Boyne/Aughrim theater. My initial plan for the Williamite army includes four 'brigades' of two to four battalions each - Dutch, Danish, Huguenot, and Anglo-Irish. I'll add artillery and a small cavalry force as these become available from Warfare. My Jacobite army will only half as many infantry units and maybe a few light guns, but make up for that with lots of cavalry.

2. Napoleonic - It's been a while since I've done any work on this period, but I must have a dozen boxes of plastic Perry and Victrix models that I haven't even opened. Some things I'd like to paint this year include two boxes of Perry French Dragoons. I'd also like to add another unit of Spanish, converted from Victrix Revolutionary French. Finally I have a three gun battery of French Foot Artillery including limbers that I'd like to add to my painted cabinets.

3. Dark Ages - I recently bought the models to build a Norman warband for the SAGA game to face off against my Vikings. With all of the chainmail, they sould be fast to paint and I'll try to slip them in between other projects.

4. AWI - This was obviously a focus of mine last year and I hope to continue to add troops in 2012. I have enough models to build two more units of militia and two units of uniformed continentals. If I get around to painting these this year, I'll order enough models for a couple more continental units, a small force of dragoons, and a few canons to round out the American army. In the future I then look toward the troops of King George...

5. WW2 - I have a respectable force of 28mm Germans for skirmishing and maybe a squad of US Paratroopers painted and ready for action. I need some more Americans to get in a game and luckily for the purposes of my New Years resolution, I have enough to build a strong platoon. The only thing I would need to buy are a few support teams, but only after I knuckle down and paint the rankers!

6. ECW - I have a great collection for Parliament designed around William Waller's army at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, but I only have a handful of units finished for the King's army. I do, however, have enough unpainted lead on hand to build another four or five battalions of foot and maybe six squadrons of horse. One of these days, I'll get around to painting them.

7. Darkest Africa - I have a large collection of models for this period as well. I have dozens of unpainted natives, more uniformed Askari, villainous looking Arabs, some colonial German regulars, and characters of all types.

8. Warhammer 40k - I have huge collections of models for this sci-fi game, and an equally large amount of unpainted stuff. My armies for the Imperium are Crimson Fist Space Marines and Death Korps of Krieg Imperial Guard. For the enemies of Mankind, I have Chaos Space Marines and Orks. A Warhammer army is never finished and I have lots of unpainted models for all of these armies - at some point in the year, I'm sure one of these will draw my attention again. I also have another small army of Space Marines that I've never photographed before that I'll roll out on the blog this year and a massive army of Tyranids of which I have painted all of three models...

9. Warhammer Fantasy - I started off 2011 with the intention of painting an army for this game and failed to paint more than a handful of miniatures. My brother has a 6000+ point Skaven army that he is dying to thrash me with and at some point I intend to get an army on the field. I have a decent amount of both Empire and Goblins tucked away and one of these armies should at least get some attention this year. I also want to paint another warband to face off against my Empire troops for Mordheim. More on that game in the coming year as well...

Whew. We'll see how this goes. I have the attention span of a four year old, but the great thing is that I should already have something for any time period that draws my eye (no I will not be collecting armies for the Crimean War). I'll add a separate post detailing the publishing projects I'll have a hand in for the coming year in a few days...

Again, I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve and wish everyone all the best for 2012!


  1. So, not much to do then?? Really enjoyed your blog, keep up the good work. Happy New Year Clarence.

  2. Looking forward to seeing more Grand Alliance figures!!!

  3. Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you about a broken link on your site. Please email me back and I would be happy to point them out to you.

    Joel Houston

  4. Hi
    You blog is very inspiring. Keep the good work!

  5. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your painted Grand Alliance figs. Those look like some great projects for 2012!

  6. I'm looking forward to watching the new Grand Alliance armies build and grow.

    BTW, how did you create the separate page tabs at the top of the blogger page? I've been trying to figure it out so that I can do the same on my blog.


  7. Thanks, guys!

    Fritz - it's just a Page Gadget that you add in the Design/Layout section, but you need to create the pages first because the gadget links to them. You can set it up either across or down...

  8. Hi Clarence,
    Great blog - looking forward to seeing your projects progress over the year.
    I'm going to be kicking off my own blog this year, hopefully I'll be able to keep it going this time!
    All the Best

  9. Hi Clarence

    Just wondered if any updates on the Crimean (RTE) booklet.

    All the best


  10. I routinely go through your ECW figs for inspiration to start on my own, and thought you might be interested in one of my purchases for the period: WALLER'S ARMY:The Southern Association Regiments, published by the Pike and Shot society and sold by On Military Matters.

    Since you're quite interested in making flags, the six color plates of cornets from Cavalry regiments in Waller's army are worth $38.00 alone. I know there's one of Vandruske's cornets in there, as well as 3-4 for Waller's Horse, Hessilrigge's (or however you choose to spell it), Cooke's and Liversey's Kentish regiment. It's seriously worth it if you plan to expand for Copredy Bridge!