So it's April 28, 2013 and this is my first post of the year. Sad, but true. So, where have I been and what have I been doing? Well, the bulk of my free time for the first 3 months of the year has been directed to a remodel/refresh of the house...you know, demo some stuff, get dry wall fixed, lay some tile, move furniture, move furniture again, paint, paint some more, sell some furniture, buy some new furniture. Anyone that has gone through this process knows it can suck up a lot of time. I still have some new light fixtures to install and we've decided to paint another room. The good news is those couple of things will finish off this phase and we won't be moving on to the next phase until next year most likely.
With my focus on that project and several significant projects at work, it has been difficult to focus on gaming, especially painting. That said, I have painted up a few 28mm models for my Union ACW force and I've actually gotten some games in. You can check out my less than stellar record for this year on the side bar.
I think I'm shaking out of this "slump". A few of us are planning a game of ACW Black Powder for later in May so that gives me something to work towards. I need to finish up my ACW Union force for that game. I also have handed off some terrain and some odds and ends to Tim at Saguaro Painting Service and have some other things lined up to knock off quickly after finishing the ACW.
I did get rid of my 15mm DAK army. I had generally poor luck with it and wanted something different, so I used the proceeds from that sale to help purchase a nicely done 15mm Italian army for the desert. It works for the mid-war period for FOW and I plan on adding to it in order to be able to use it for early war.
I'm looking into what I would have to be able to use my 28mm Viking army for Hail Caesar and from the looks of it I would have to add 60 or so figures, most of which would be thralls and bondi. This would give me a 400 point force and I may give it a try using Gripping Beast plastics to fill in the ranks. Also, I'm very interested in the By Fire and Sword Kickstarter for their English rules; I really like this period and this may be the first Kickstarter I participate in.
Coming soon will be some pictures of more 28mm ACW stuff...stay tuned.