A Moment’s Indecision

I’ve been caught with a moment’s indecision. I am siting back in Oz at the moment, typing this from my local office (read, the area under mum’s house what has all my crap stored), and having a wargamer’s moment of doubt.

  • What project do I do next?
  • Do I start a new project or finish one if the existing ones?
  • Do I touch up some almost completed figures that I am not using for the moment?
Part of Thomo's Macksville Hole
Part of Thomo’s Macksville Hole

All these questions and more are causing me to lose sleep … well, not so much lose sleep but rather engage my waking, thinking hours when I am not wrestling with project plans, migration strategies, status reports and reconciliation of data that is unrelated in format or content.

There is a strong desire to complete more of the Peshawar project, at least the conventional land forces and all the terrain items I have to do.

There are two Aeronef fleets here in Oz and two waiting paint in Manila. I can work on them, finish those up here (add a metal washer to the flight stand for stability and paint the stands blue) or work out a better method of mounting the ‘nefs (rare earth magnets maybe) as well as mount and paint from scratch those in Manila.

Part of the Macksville lead pile
Part of the Macksville lead pile

I have the 10mm South American Armies (Chile and Bolivia) to mount and base and find some rules to use.  was thinking of 1870 but I am open to suggestions.

 

There are still 6 x 6mm ancient armies for DBA in Manila ready to base and paint to finish the Singapore Ancient Project.

I was also looking at the World War 2 fleets for the USN, IJN and RN – all Pacific action and probably around 300 vessels to research the camouflage on and paint. Then there are a number of other fleets – Italians and RN from the Mediterranean (think Matapan) and German vessels from the Atlantic. All are in 1/3000 scale and are Navwar.

Then in Manila there are also the fleets from Jutland and probably soon some 3mm Napoleonics. Oh and there are a number of board games I want to get around to playing as well!

The rest of the lead pile ... yes, neat is not in my vocabulary here
The rest of the lead pile … yes, neat is not in my vocabulary here

Did I also mention the modern 1/700 scale aircraft I have to complete the three modern fleets?

 

Or I could just do what every wargamer does when they can’t make up their mind and open a beer and hunt online for a new period or figures, because you can never have too many!

Something shiny and bright that comes to mind in 6mm Seven Years War or Great Northern War for use with either Polemos or Horse, Foot and Guns (I blame you for that Doug!).

Lastly there are a few elements left to round out my Danish Moderns or, and here is something novel, I could finish either my World War 2 Desert Italians or my 6mm Napoleonic Prussians.

One day I will be able to devote sufficient time to see a project through to the end … one day … but not today!

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One thought on “A Moment’s Indecision

  1. Doug 8 March 2016 / 6:27 am

    As you say, when you can’t decide what to finish up… start something new. I did manage to finish my WSS 6mm – but now it looks like I need an opposing army for the UK 🙂

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