|"Sir, roll anything but a one here and your assault goes through..." Famous last words.|
Since World War II seems to be my most popularly gamed war around here, naturally it will remain on the front-burner but the scope and focus will change. The last 3 years have seen the focus almost entirely on the Eastern Front and specifically the German army. Now that we are winding down the focus on the German Army and I have a huge Soviet force, we will shift focus to the Western Front in terms of painting, production, and manpower.
It's time to finish my WWII Americans, NW Europe British, and 8th Army Desert British. Frankly, the DAK Germans need someone to fight against and it's about time we finished them! So upon completion of the SS Companies, production shifts over to the Americans first, and then the British Army with the ultimate goal of BATTLEGROUP games, Tigers at Caen games, and any other games that might come up on the horizon taking place in Western Europe in 1944-45.
Last year the AWI project was a miserable failure. You couldn't have known this but last year when I was writing the priorities for 2018, the plan was always to complete my AWI forces, then shift gears to the American Civil War. SO this year's plan is more ambitious than last years! We are going to embark upon THE AMERICAN HISTORY PROJECT.
This will see my American War for Independence Armies, SO CLOSE to completion already, be knocked out early in the year, after which time I'll transition to the American Civil War and finish them off. My ACW forces are in about the same shape as the AWI and are really just begging for a month of work on them to call them complete.
Some secondary objectives of mine will be to continue work on my Fantasy Forces (Orcs and Empire), begin my Ancients project in earnest, begin my World War I project in earnest and continue the 6mm project, eventually branching into World War II from moderns, once I finish the Team Yankee 6mm overhaul. In the Napoleonics realm, I still have more 10mm Austrians to complete, and really start my 10mm Prussian force, of which I have a very small army at present.
In terms of gaming plans there should really be something for everyone down here and I have some really neat games planned. For some of these games below, the miniatures are completed and all that is needed is to do the research:
GAMING PLANS AND IDEAS BY SCALE
6mm Fulda Gap using Team Yankee
6mm Kursk Game using FOW v4
10mm Spear to the Strife Fantasy Campaign (Invasion of the Empire)
10mm EAGLES CHEAPER THAN BRAIN CELLS WAGRAM MEGA GAME
10mm Commands & Colors Napoleonics Waterloo Game
15mm Battlegroup: Overlord Game (Canadians vrs 12th SS)
15mm Battlegroup: Torch Game (US vrs DAK)
15mm Battlegroup: Overlord Omaha Beach Game or D+1 Game
15mm Spear to the Strife Roman Civil War Campaign
15mm Seven Years War Lobositz or Leuthen with EAGLES SYW
15mm American War for Independence Freeman's Farm game with Black Powder
15mm American Civil War game at Antietam or Gettysburg with Black Powder
15mm American Civil War game with Commands and Colors: Battle Cry
15mm American War for Independence game with Commands and Colors: TRICORNE
That's all for now. I know there are some other ideas that i did not post to here so as I think of them, I'll come back and update! Meanwhile, Alex and I played an outstanding game of the Neil Thomas Wargaming: An Introduction World War II rules today. I will post those tomorrow.