Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Project list

I took some time to look at the long list of staled projects that are sat in various boxes at home in an effort to prioritise them. I have, like 99% 0f wargamers, collected a huge amount of figures and terrain over the years. Its an illness and we all suffer in quiet silence. Quiet happy silence :-)

The following is what I am going to focus my painting and gaming efforts on. The rest will be listed here for sale and then ebayed.

Existing Projects

Teutonics - My first Medieval army, figures mainly GB. Two crossbow units finished and a unit of 12 mercenary knights started. My actual Teutonic Knights are being painted by Dave Imrie atm. This leaves me with a unit of 24 spearmen and an artillery piece to finish. I may concentrate on finishing these first.

Hordes - I love some of the figures in this range so I got a couple of starter sets. I've given the Everblight set to my good friend RJ to paint up, leaving me with the Circle set to paint. I've not started these yet as I want to spend some proper time on them. I don't predict I'll be getting lots of these figures, just enough for a few fun games. I think I'll just grab the odd piece off ebay if I add to it over time.

El Cid Spanish - These were started some years ago but were boxed up and forgotten. I have about five units finished for this army and a lot of unpainted figures. Figures are all Crusader Miniatures. I like the units I've done so far so it would be a shame not to finish the project, although its still at the bottom of the list.

New Projects

Early Byzantines vs Goths - This will be the next big project. I'm going to multi base these for use with Hail Caesar rules. They will be much bigger armies than what I'm used to building which is why it will be a big project. I have a number of Goths already done, by myself and some cavalry done by my friend John Mooney. I also have a unit of Saxons finished which I can use as allies for either side.

Terrain Table - I have some really nice terrain on 2ft squares which make up an 8 x 4 ft table when all together, but I want to make some larger boards that are more generic with movable terrain pieces unlike the other boards. This is something I plan to do in winter. There are some good tutorials online that I will be using. I've not done anything like this before so I'm looking forward to the challenge of it :)

Saga - The new skirmish rules due out late summer from the chaps at Gripping Beast. I fancy building a couple of warbands for this set of rules. They are great fun to play and require some forward tactical thinking during play. Normans are going to be the first warband, followed by Saxons and then some Vikings. You can get away with 30 figs per side so not a huge amount to do on this one.


  1. Hi Bill

    That little list should keep you busy for a while!


  2. This list, like all lists of wargames projects is doomed to get larger!

    Still, here's to wishing you good luck matey- there will be some very bonny armies to come from all this lead :O)


  3. Of course it will get larger Darrell, but the Great State of Denial is a lovely place to live don't you agree ;-)

  4. A nice list mate, i would love to start an El Cid project at some point.

    Your Legion are nearly there :) You should get some good use out of them in the US.


  5. "Of course it will get larger Darrell, but the Great State of Denial is a lovely place to live don't you agree ;-) "

    I'm so used to it now mate that it's hard to tell the difference between that and reality :O)))


  6. I like that list. Byzantines intrigue me but apart from the Varangian guard not likely to make my paint table.
    As for terrain, the current vogue is for table mats with drop on terrain pieces. Less storage space and flexible to the extreme.

  7. Thats not a project list..it's too small :)
    Best of luck!

  8. You're quite right David, so I've added another on that I had forgotten ;-)