Well I had started a long, boring "State of the Hobby 2015" post but who wants all that text? If you're like me, you're looking for some wargaming inspiration and what a better way to get some than to spy on what other people are doing?
So with that in mind, I thought I would post some "progress" reports on the state of my current project:
15mm Prussian Infantry Regiment #5 "Alt Braunschweig" is about 50% complete and awaiting the rest of their uniforms on my workbench. Remember, real men wear pink...facings!
15mm Napoleonic Infantry Battalion: This unit is next in line once the Prussians march off. I am thinking about basecoating them in black but currently they're all sitting there undressed down to their white primer. How embarrassing...
15mm Commonwealth WW2 Troops: All those Brits I bought years ago needed to be painted sometime. Have paint on about 15 of them. Not nearly enough.
15mm PSC Panther Troop: With 2 boxes of Panthers in the hopper, I need to complete at least 3 of them to participate in the Battlegroup Overlord Bloody Buron game. I would also like to take them for a test-spin in Battlegroup Kursk to see how they do.
Battle of Kursk: Ponyri Station Rapid Fire Battle. Right now I've got the table just about done but I realized there are still a ton of projects to complete prior to gaming this "properly."
-Ferdinands and SU-122s need to be completed.
-Log bunkers or some kind of suitable stand-in for log bunkers need to be added
-mine-fields need to be emplaced. Per this scenario the Soviets get 55" of mine fields...all of a sudden those engineers are feeling pretty important.
Fire Support Plan Annex for both sides is done. I now have a list of on-call tube and rocket assets for the Soviets and Germans for the battle. All that's needed now is to get / paint the Ferdinands and get this party started!
Rebase my 1/72 plastics on single stands (pennies) for skirmish gaming. Start some more 20mm models for skirmish games.
Rebasing my 10mm Napoleonics for the "Snappy Nappy" rules.
Continuing to prep for a large upcoming "Bloody Buron" Battlegroup Overlord Scenario.
Try out Neil Thomas' "1 Hour Wargames" rules with existing miniatures or micro-armor placed on large 3" square bases.
Try out Neil Thomas' Napoleonics rules from his "Introduction to Wargaming" book