Wargaming 2012 – Half Year Update

Back on January 15th, 2012 I posted Wargaming 2012. In that post I looked at what I wanted to achieve, wargaming-wise, in 2012. Like all good wargamer’s plans., it was over ambitious but hey, you have to start somewhere. I thought as this was the half-way point of the year, it would be great to see exactly how well I had gone with those plans. ((oh boy, Thomo, a great chance to see exactly how much you’ve failed to do!!))

Item Plan Result/Comment/Excuse
15mm ACW-Union I had a large number of unpainted figures in stock from about 10 years ago. Plan was to add some extras for markers and send off for painting. Two batches of figures have been painted and extras purchased and off to painting as well. Wooden and magnetic bases are in the mail to start the final steps with these figures.
6mm Ancients – Part 1 This is the 6mm DBA project using 15mm basing with 3 (plus or minus) 6mm figures for each 15mm figure. There are 7 armies to paint. At the start of the year I had one army painted (the Numidians) and a second half painted (Camillan Romans). Now, six months on, nothing is changed.
6mm Ancients – Part 2 I have three Baccus 6mm’s SPQR Ancient armies. The plan was to get them painted and based. The Roman and Numidian armies are painted. The Pontic are still to be done. The Romans are waiting for me to stick 250 little 6mm decals on. The Numidians have been glued to bases and are just waiting for the bases to be flocked.
Aerial – Part 1 A Russo-Finish War collection of aircraft for painting and gaming with. Er, nothing has happened on these.
Aerial – Part 2 Research into Biggles style aerial wargaming. Apart from mislabelling this as “Part 1” in the original post, I’ve done nothing with this other than read some more Biggles tales.
Naval Houston’s ships 1/1200th Scale Battle of Lissa Austrians and Italians. I have done nothing with these ships yet apart from finding some perfect hairless twine for the rigging. Currently debating whether to just set these are Imagi-Nation vessels and/or tie them into the 1859, 1866, 1872 rules I am considering.
BKC-II Early, Middle and Late World War 2 1/285th scale Russians. They are still begging for paint.
BKC-II World War II Hungarians in 1/285 scale. This are also begging for paint still.
FWC The 6mm ground force for ONESS for use with Future War Commander. Nothing has been done with these yet.
Starmada The PacFed and ONESS space fleet for Starmada. Nothing has been done with these yet.
Nappies 6mm Adler Miniatures and Baccus forces – Confederation of the Rhine and Polish forces. These are still sitting in the box under my bed – untouched in the last six months.
Nappies Other I was planning on starting to research 15mm (18mm) Napoleonics – rules and figures for the future – yet one more project. I have started researching and will look to this as a project for next year.
Other Lead This was:

  • 15mm DBMM Later Crusader Army (Essex Miniatures)
  • 20-ish DBA Armies in the lead pile back in Oz
  • Aeronefs
  • Land Ironclads
  • 1/3000th scale ships
These are all still untouched in the lead pile.

That’s the current position.

On reflection, I’m not doing all that badly. The 15mm ACW project should be finished by the end of September I would guess, although I expect to have everything on bases and table usable by the end of July. The SPQR project will also be finished by the of the year. As for the other projects, I am tempted to get the Houston’s ships done. I also want to get the Russians and/or the Hungarians finished. I suspect the DBA project will drift!

Look forward to the next exciting update at the end of December. Read how I went with the projects, see what bright shiny wargame figures set me off on even more tangents! Eye rolling smile

4 thoughts on “Wargaming 2012 – Half Year Update

  1. Doug 26 June 2012 / 6:43 pm

    Next thing you know you will be awarding yourself gold stars… I have my Essex Sui 15mm DBMM Chinese on the table in front of me now. Just cleaning castings etc. I have half a mind to take them to Cancon next year for the ‘Worlds’ so that’s a mere 7 months away, I better get started!


      • Doug 26 June 2012 / 7:35 pm

        So would I, but I shall resist.. instead looking at these rather nice cataphracts.. Someon referred to the Sui as those ‘Far Eastern Byzantines’, and it seems to be true..


      • thomo the lost 27 June 2012 / 8:13 am

        The one frustrating thing with the list was how little I had actually done myself. Granted, I spend more time that most on flights and in hotel rooms/bars, so I think I need to sit and organise myself a wee bit – leave the reading and research to hotel rooms, concentrate on painting in the condo.


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