Monday, October 25, 2021

We're Going To Need More Men!

The most recent solo game was enjoyable enough, but......... there were a couple of little issues. Mostly they came from backing into this every developing "project" (though I hate the term for an open ended hobby undertaking,).   I'll write more on the issues later but the short term result was to decide that I needed to enlarge my existing infantry units slightly, from 12 to 16 for line infantry, and from 6 to 8 for light infantry, with the option to detach 4 figure "companies" to occupy houses or provide an outpost and so on.

New recruits in various states of training.

Turning to the QM store of cast bits and bodies I started on the Hessians. The Highlanders and Emigres will follow and then the French. 

Mock up.

This should keep me occupied for a week or two.


16 comments:

  1. Lots of lead loveliness here. I look forward to seeing them complete their training and March off to battle.

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  2. Quite liking that saucy highlander.

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  3. Excellent I like your idea of 'training' and 'recruiting' ...

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  4. 16-man infantry units? Sounds like it's time for some Charge! :)

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    1. I did think about it but my table is too small.

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    2. There is always the floor! Granted, once down there I find getting up rather more trying than it used to be, but maybe you don't have that problem?

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    3. This was a mid 19thC farmhouse. There are few, if any, floor spaces bigger than my table unless I evict all the furniture! (But if I did, i could put a big table in again...)

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  5. Outstanding stuff. You should get a decent supply of, er, recruits, cast up before Winter comes calling.

    Eric

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    1. This isn't the dark ages, I have the capacity to cast all year round :)

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  6. As one who uses the word "project" I realise that it is made in the belief that I really am in charge of the collections destiny. Then along comes the shiny new idea and before you now it you have a lead pile as big as the one you just thought you had finally nailed. Which is a long winded way of describing the concept of "delusional"!

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    1. I spent too many work hours on Projects with budgets, deadlines, targets, progress reviews and end etc to want any of that in my hobby. I like to to think of every new period, scale, etc will be there for the rest of my life, unless I lose interest......

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    1. Well until the shelves, cupboards and various corners of the floor overflow...

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