After 5 consecutive French Rev games, I decided it was time for a break but I've been too busy since then to even decide what to play or paint.
I like listening to ebooks, especially when my hands are busy and my brain isn't, so I started in on Bradford's The Great Siege of Malta 1565 thinking it might get the juices flowing.
|Converted Meisterzin British, original homecast Turk, Irregular Jannisary, converted Prince August French.|
Yeah, ok, I'm not sure how I went from Malta 1565 to Acre 1799, but its all good.
For most of this century, some prototype Turks and some samples for a possible 1529 siege of Vienna setting, or some of the coastal raids on Italy, have been hanging around. Last year I finally sat down to see what would be involved, and how it would fit in to my plans. The result were the conclusions that it was never going to happen, but some skirmishes might be possible, and that I still missed my 15mm 1790's Turkish army.
Recently I've been looking at my handful of Turks and at my French Rev forces and day dreaming. Tonight I decided that it was time to stop thinking and start doing! I'm not planning on a scaled down siege of Acre but some MacDuff skirmishes with small forces clashing over some village, mountain pass or an oasis, (...maybe one with a small fortified town...), THAT sounds doable and potentially fun.