Sunday, 21 February 2010

Mission Statement

I suffer from mission creep, more than most collectors.  I have decided that I had better focus, at least within broad limits.  For ancients, I'm therefore going to concentrate on:-
  • The time: Roughly 400BC to 400AD; Peloponnesian war to the fall of Rome
  • The place: The Mediterranean basin, France and Britain (and later Germany/Dacia)
  • The next army: Pyrrhics (and finishing off various part-painted units from the EIR and Polybian eras).
Once Zama is out of the way I'll therefore flog off some non-core bits, such as my Viking army, which is little used for lack of an opposing army.  Below is an old pic of some of the Vikings, next to their fjord:

I do also have a small Assyrian army, which I'll keep because I think it'll look great once completed, and because I recently bought some great Biblical-era terrain.


Anonymous said...

It really is a golden period for wargaming with so many great figs out there, so don't be too hard on yourself.

Its what keeps this hobby going all us weak willed wargamers who buy mountains of lead which never see or come close to crossing swords on the tabletop.

Andrew said...

It is frustrating to have multiple un-finished armies (I should know). I console myself by saying I am more of a collector/painter, but as soon as I have a new army finished I'll call myself a gamer again.

DeanM said...

Beautiful figures and backdrop. Too nice to have a fight there :)! Dean

BigRedBat said...

Thanks chaps!

Paul, I opened a can of Sandtex Chocolate Brown this AM; I have been consulting "Trusting History"...

Andrew, I have sooo many unfinished armies. At least, when they are within broadly similar periods/geographical areas, they get outings as allies.

Conrad Hawkwood said...

Well done indeed!

legatus hedlius said...

Lovely photo of the Vikings! In fact I think its the nicest photo of a Dark Ages unit I have ever seen!

I just can't concentrate and never will be able to!

Man Cave said...

That is a GREAT Viking Photo -and I Love the backdrop too. Just getting into Dark Ages gaming with Vikings and Saxons and loving it!

BTW I just joined as your 200th Follower!