I was playing around with One Hour Wargame Rules the other day and set up some Russian Civil War forces. The Reds hold an important crossroads with mostly volunteers. Reinforcements in the form of the new model Red army is on the way. The Whites have reached an agreement with the local German garrison and are attempting to dislodge the Reds. The figures are 15mm Peter Pig the buildings and trees a mix.
Today just a few WWI Austrians and Russians in 15mm. The thin Russian line tries to hold the Austrian advance. The figures are all Peter Pig. This project is mostly abandoned for the time being since I have largely moved to 10mm WWI early Austrians and Russians as evidenced by the work space photo.
Like most of miniature painters/gamers I have often
considered the fact that I game a lot less then I would like. There are a lot
of factors that contribute to this but I believe it boils down to often not
having the time. This is not a totally bad thing in and of itself in that I
have other hobbies and if they take time away from miniature gaming that’s fine
since I am also enjoying. I also really enjoy painting figures, even though I
am not that good at it, so I find that even if I do not game at least if I
paint I think of it as time well spent. That being said I would like to game
more, even solo if necessary, consequently I was intrigued by the release of
One Hour Wargames by Neil Thomas. I bought a copy from Amazon and have since
read them over although I have not tried them yet. The rules are very simple
and are more or less the same across periods with slight period modifications.
I intend to at least give them a try using some homemade period modifications.
If they lead to a bit more gaming I will consider the purchase a success.
I did find time a few weeks ago to take some photos of
the growing Austro-Prussian War 10mm Pendraken collection. The figures are
really fantastic and a joy to paint. The buildings are mostly timecast.
I have been slacking big time on the updates. I have been reading a lot, not confined to military history, and trying to decide on a summer project. Most likely I will try and finish the APW Austrians and Prussians. I was able to snap some pictures of my 6mm Baccus SYW stuff.
I dug out some of my Adler Prussians and French. I have been considering many options for the Napoleonic period but cannot settle on anything. 10mm looks nice but nobody has a range for 1806.
I really like Baccus figures because of ease of painting and basing but was not happy with the figures I ordered a few years ago because most of the bayonets fell off (He has re-sculpted the range so perhaps this is now the answer?). In my opinion the Adler figures are works of art but they are really a pain to base if you want to cut them off the strips which I like to do. The Adler figures are also very fragile. I am constantly reapplying crazy glue to keep the bayonets from falling off. Strangely the Seven Years War Adler figures I have seem to be more durable.
So for the time being I will continue to deliberate. I still have those 10mm 1866 Austrians to finish!!!
I finally had a chance to photograph some more of my 1866 Austrians. I have about double the amount of Saxons and Prussians done but did not have time to take them out. The figures are all from the fantastic Pendraken 19th Century range. I am thinking of using Trapped like a Fox rules for with these figures.
Took a vacation to Russia and indulged a bit of my military history interest with a visit to the artillery museum in Saint Petersburg. Most of the pictures are from the museum the leftovers are from a military parade at the Kremlin and miniatures sold at stores all over Moscow.