I was starting to worry. I've been focussed on the 19thC for 3 months now and with the first 6 Royal Scots on the table, there was no sign of a change in the air though I was over due for a dabble in ancients or maybe moderns which were missed altogether last year. Was I becoming one of those single period gamers?? However, with one eye on the mailbox I have been starting to do a little bit of reading on WWI & the RCW.
Another great Christmas present from the 60's. Marx 30mm Hard plastic, factory painted figures from their Over the Top playset. The sandbag emplacement, a shell stuck in the mud and a square tank turret are the only accessories left. I'm surprised that there are any rifle barrels left.
Then there was an alarming visit to Irregular Miniatures where they have some gorgeous shiny 40mm WWI pictures. It had previously occured to me that my old Crescent 18pdr is just the right size for my 1900 Zinnbrigade homecast figures, and I was starting to wonder if I should be doing WWI with glossy 40mm toy soldiers? It would make sense from a point of view of terrain, buildings, wagons, farm animals etc. But 40mm toy soldiers are by and large a solo thing for me.
I really need to grab a few more of these while it is still possible.
But at last, there was a pick up notice in my mailbox. Could it be........
5 minutes from box to trimmed and glued. My kind of tank!
Yes! Michigan Toy Soldiers came through, Hoorah!
Of course there are the usual issues, 3 companies, 3 humanoid races. Once painted and based in separate units, I'm sure they'll be fine.
My goal now is to assemble (hope the rest are easier than the 1st!) and paint up at least a few of the Russian Infantry, make a gridded playing surface and try out Bob Cordery's latest game.
If I enjoy painting the 1/72nd Zvezda figures, their Germans may be next as I slide more towards WWI with the RCW as a side show. Time will tell.