Monday, 9 June 2014

The scale of things to come and a little something else.

As I've  written recently my wargaming mojo has gone ,I've not painted in months and I haven't had a game in ages. Then the other day whilst reading through the Medieval posts on the 'Lead Adventure' and 'TMP' Forums I saw some Feudal/Medieval armies in 15mm beautifully painted and based. I thought hmm? quiet like the look of them. Now as is very apparent on this Blog and my now closed 28mm Blog I do like a Medieval army (to say the least) and I've collected them in many scales but mainly 10mm. Hmm? (I thought again):-

Is it the hobby I'm tired of ?....No, I normally always enjoy painting and researching armies, even when not gaming.

Is it the Historical periods I'm tired of?...No like everything from Ancients to ECW, though Medieval is the one that floats my boat.

Is it the 10mm scale that at the moment I'm jaded with?... In all honesty?... it could be.  For many years apart from the odd dip of the toe in the 28mm scale of things and a big flirt with 15mm back in the day all my gaming and painting has been 10mm, Ive painted and collected a hell of a lot of the 10mm Medieval figures that's out there, maybe I need something different to paint? Yep I enjoy painting 28mm but the thought of collecting a full army at this scale again just doesn't compute at the moment. Collecting and painting 10mm armies is great, they look great en mass and in my honest opinion 10mm is the best scale to game in, but on the painting side while it is very enjoyable it can(when putting a full army together) become rather like  a production line. Also 10mm gamers in my area are now very thin on the ground :-(

So with all this in mind I'm going back to where it all (historically, Scale, and rules) began....I've decided to go with what floats my boat,  yep, the Medieval period...scale wise I'm going for 15mm??!! which isn't grandscale but its grand enough for me if it gets me painting again. In the rules set department I'm going DBA2.2 and DBA3 when it comes out with an eye on Big Battle DBA with 36 elements. The army I'm putting together will be close to the one I did in 28mm ( but didn't finish) on my 'In The Hall of the Plastic King' Blog, http://inthehalloftheplasticking.blogspot.co.uk/ a Feudal English Army. This one will be slightly later being an army from around the time of Mr Long shanks himself 'Edward I'.
I'm still going to post up my 15mm progress on here even though the project isn't 10mm as I believe Blogs are a great way of keeping a project bobbing along nicely.

So that's where its all at :-) Thanks for reading and following my Blog and I hope there will be something in this next project to keep you doing so. I will be returning to my beloved 10mm in the future, just not yet, though I will continue to post any 10mm/6mm stuff I find interesting.

Jason.

PS, there is going to be a surprise competition coming up in the next few months so I hope you pop back when I post details ;-)


11 comments:

  1. If you're in the market for some 15mm Corvus Belli early HYW era I have a box full still in the bare lead I would be happy to see go to a good home for a more than reasonable price!

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    1. I love thier HYW range, thanks very much fro the offer, I just bought Feudal English from Essex though (bugger)

      Jason.

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  2. I share your sentiments. On reflection, I should have adopted 15mm as my 'standard' scale years ago, using DBx army lists to build on. Good luck with it and I'm sure the old mojo will return stronger than ever!

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    1. Yep it certanly looks like 15mm based for any of the DBx type games or 28mm is the only way to be guaranteed a game these days.Thanks for that I hope it does :-)

      Jason.

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  4. Im looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    Steve

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    1. Hello Steve,
      Just bought the feudal English from Essex Minis, but don't hold your breath for anything too good. I'm pretty S%$"T at painting 15mm :-)

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  5. 15mm is the one and only King!

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    1. Hello Mr Rousell,

      I thought you may be one of the Bloggers who says something like that :-)

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  6. Scale creep is fine - I do a bit of 10mm, 15mm and 28mm depending on what takes my fancy at the time.

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  7. I feel you. I've been away from gaming and painting for a year now.
    Curious whether 15mm will be enough of a difference. Love your work in 10mm would still very much like to play that using WMA/M with mods for Westeros. So, quasi-historical. Tempted to use those rules with 15mm miniatures just to get a bit more detail. But it's all just in my imagination at the moment. Hope you find your mojo, whatever it it is!

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