Decisions Still Pending

Yep – wargamer’s paralysis!

With several kilograms of unpainted lead waiting in the man cave, I am still unable to decide what to do next. I looked further at the modern naval and even prepared an order for a Chinese and an Indian modern fleet along with the addition of a carrier or two for each and some aircraft models. I then duly faxed the order to Navwar only to have the fax machine fail to deliver (Navwar has the  most archaic ordering process and to be honest, the best way to order is to send them a letter ((actually, I am about to post that failed fax – I’ll report on the turnaround time in the future here in the Hole)).

Last night I received another batch of 2mm buildings from Brigade Models to use with the aeronefs and land ironclads. I am still trying to think about how to use them effectively. Mind you, I am fairly sure that I want to do something with them, so sure that I ordered some more 2mm terrain from Irregular Miniatures on Tuesday. Ian Kay of Irregular let me know that they were put in the post yesterday so I expect to see them here in Singapore by the middle of next week.

Whilst considering possible projects, I have been thinking about another 15mm DBMM army or two, especially as I really liked the look of the Khurasan Miniatures I have seen. I even considered some of the earlier American types from his ranges. It then occurred to me that as I was sitting in Asia, why not do an Asian army – say Cham; or Thai; or Vietnamese; or Indonesian; or Malay. Interestingly, I noted that Irregular Miniatures made Cham and as I had never tried painting any of his 15mm figures before, I thought I would give that a go. I therefore calculated a DBA Army for the Cham and ordered the figures off Irregular. They sell their figures individually which was nice – nothing left over from that for the spares box.

I even called up Paradigm Inifitum here the other day to see whether they had sold all the Plastic Soldier Company 15mm boxes that were not moving at the warehouse sale – let’s just say we are negotiating. Anthony has 20mm though so I am still really undecided about scale for World War 2.

Now, I reckon I have about a month or two of basing to finish the Union ACW army, so I guess the ideas are going to change about another dozen times before I finish the bases and can move on to the next project. Someone get me some sunglasses so I can no longer see the new bright shiny wargame figures

12 thoughts on “Decisions Still Pending

  1. Doug 14 March 2013 / 3:46 pm

    But you already have all those 6mm WW2 figures… 😉 I will be interested to hear what you decide, the 20mm are especially tempting because of the very pretty AB figs. What rules were you looking at?


    • thomo the lost 14 March 2013 / 4:56 pm

      For the 20mm/15mm, Rapid Fire 2. I just can’t really come at the FoW. Neither really look as nice as BCII and a table full of 6mm troops I will admit but the extra paint area on troops and tanks of 15mm/25mm make up for that.

      Decisions, decisions!


      • Anthony 14 March 2013 / 7:57 pm

        Ok. I am going to show my prejudice, but now that Battlefront have taken FOW into Vietnam (in a bigger way) I just wonder how all the fanboys are going to justify all the tanks?

        I think you need to be like me…let it simmer (in 20mm) and finish basing your ACW 🙂


      • thomo the lost 14 March 2013 / 11:48 pm

        Yeah, I’m thinking simmering is good. IT hardware upgrade in the apartment first.


      • Doug 14 March 2013 / 8:04 pm

        I have also been tempted by the ‘cute’ factor for 15mm/20mm figures. I reckon 20mm is a great compromise, and plenty of vehicles in Kit form. I haven’t played rapid fire though. Of course the risk is that you end up doing 500 different varieties of WW2 troops. What sort of force were you thinjking of?


      • thomo the lost 14 March 2013 / 11:57 pm

        Rapid Fire doesn’t require that much of anything. Three tanks, a couple of guns, some transport and 50 infantry figures – more than enough to get started. And there are so many cute models (I’m talking myself into 20mm again)!


      • Doug 15 March 2013 / 4:48 am

        I was more wondering what nationality and period, so you are going for 1939 Poles? …or 41 Finns?


      • thomo the lost 15 March 2013 / 5:11 pm

        All of the above perhaps 🙂

        I’m still thinking – Early and Middle war has some attractions, as does the weird and wonderful. Just not sure at the moment. Will need to look at plastic kits but more importantly, decide between 15mm and 20mm first!


  2. Doug 15 March 2013 / 7:53 pm

    Let me know, I can always resist anything except temptation….


  3. Anthony 16 March 2013 / 11:25 am

    Why not get the Greeks? (in 20mm) you can fight early war against the Germans and have an excuse to get some Anzacs for Crete.


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