Thursday, 26 January 2017

The 2017 Campaign

My campaign plans for 2017 are made in the sure knowledge that if hobby time was sparse in 2016 its going to be very much the same this year too. Therefore all figure collecting and gaming adhere to my official 2017 mantra (to all things) of "Keep It Simple".


Airfix figures will form the bulk the work; after all it was 40 years ago that I started secondary school and discovered the wargaming hobby. Back in 1977 I could churn out a couple of Airfix units a week...I hope to be able to average 2 units a month now!


I have chosen to organise and base the figures for a more traditional 1:20 ratio set of rules such as General de Brigade, Black Powder or In the Grand Manner (I have all three!). The first of the allied units has been undercoated but already their completion date has been put back until beginning of February. They are a tribute to the best performing unit of my 2016 gaming; the Silesian Landwehr. I hope they fire as well as Ian's Hinton Hunt's did in June!

6 comments:

  1. Fine looking Airfix French! I remember painting boxes and boxes of these when I was in secondary school in the mid-70s too! Best wishes in your 2017 campaign season.

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  2. I look forward to watching this unfold.
    Alan

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  3. Matt - once again I am in awe of your ability to bring these veteran plastic figures to life, stunning work. Looking forward to seeing your own Death Star unit!

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  4. Top dog - Styker has it exactly - more please!

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  5. Completely fantastic. I too had hordes of Airfix Napoleonics, but never managed to paint more than a handful of them. Stunning work.

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  6. Glad you gentlemen like them!

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