Happy New Year!
I am positive this is going to be a busy year for painting and modeling. Here are a few things I have planned...
I've already mentioned that Barry Hilton is making the trip across the pond and we are going to put on multiple games of Beneath the Lily Banners this summer. A great deal of my time will be devoted to building the table, painting my share of the models (I cunningly saddled Barry with 60 singly based infantry and 3 squadrons of horse), and working up various accessories and handouts. Most of my posts about this will appear on the League of Augsburg blog, but I'll mirror enough here to keep my site up to date on the progress as well. I am hoping to make progress on my Boyne project as well - some of the horse I paint for Historicon will be reflagged as the Jacobites I need for that.
All of the members of my regular group are frantically collecting and painting warbands. My terrain board is coming along nicely and I am just waiting for some supplies to arrive in the mail to finish it. I'm going to field a Summoner named Madcap Toddlefell and his apprentice Kip. I have no idea what composition of soldiers I want and will likely just paint those that appeal to me the most (and get killed in the upcoming campaign). I'll have more on this as we get on.
My American army is finished (for now) and I have piles of unpainted British and Hessians. My initial goal is to paint some light infantry and cavalry on single bases for some Donnybrook games. Then I hope to cobble together four or five units of regulars for a small game of Piquet.
Oldhammer and Rogue Trader
I have lots of plans to expand my old school collections (I just scored over 180 Citadel and Marauder Dwarfs from eBay - I may have gone a bit overboard). You can read more about that at the Stro'Knor Macekiller blog.
Newhammer.. err.. Age of Sigmar
I want to expand on my Nurgle Chaos collection. I already have lots of models - I just need to paint them!
The League of Augsburg Presents...
Besides painting, I am back on the Ireland books (and at least three other titles) with Barry. Last year I had to bow out of any creative work with LoA and Wordtwister. Barry sought out a company to do the layouts (with my full support), but for several reasons the project didn't move forward as planned. I offered to take on the books again in November and we are now full steam ahead. I am very excited to show some of what's coming, but want to get a little father along. The Ireland campaign of 1989-91 will be covered in three massive volumes. Barry really has outdone himself and I hope to up my game as well.
As usual, I will probably get distracted by something shiny (there is a Dr Who Miniatures Game coming from Warlord at some point) and my plans will probably go awry.
Thanks for continuing to stop by... All the best for 2016!