Luckily its cloudy with high hopes of some showers so time for an interim post at least.
|The Gathering of Hosts has seen a bit of progress as a hangout game approaches. Four new stands of troops have been added and an initial coat of paint has begun the harmonification of bases to mottled table green.|
Apart from the fantasy/medieval stuff I have been making progress on a stand of Oberberg Constabulary but after 15 minutes of cleaning flash from 1/2 a homecast horse last night, the legs broke so they remain dismounted police until I can recover enough ground in the woodshed to set up a worktable and find time for a casting session. There have been idle moments though such as when the back half of my brain has been able to wander while the front half supervises my body as it carts firewood into the woodshed and stacks it. This has at least allowed me to clarify or rather reconfirm what the Oerberg campaign will look like.
|An archive picture of an Oerberg ambush of a motor convoy c 1903 played out last January.|
I am getting alot of enjoyment from my imaginings but also finding it difficult not to swerve into old, easy, habits of copying historical campaigns too closely. In many ways it would be easier to just do an historical Boer War, Riel Rebellion and East African campaign except experience suggests that none would ever get 'finished' and that I would miss the creative aspects and the not knowing what happens or how it will end.
However, its been 2 years since I laid out the key elements of the campaign I wanted to play with horses, machine guns, trains and motorcars, regulars and irregulars, sprawling territories thin on troops, and so on.
My "history" seems to have mixed a bit of the 1880's in with the Big War of 1903 but these things tend to happen and at least we know those early clashes were indecisive. They were but the overture, the main event beckons.