I thought it might be a good idea to try and quantify some of the wargaming ideas that have been germinating for several years but steadily going nowhere... I always knew going on the Project Management course would pay off!
Category 1 [actually doing something about these!]
- Samurai ... 6mm Baccus figures
- Franco-Prussian/Risorgimento/Franco-Austrian... 6mm again with Baccus minis
- Zulus/British.... and once again, Baccus
....been using Black Powder for all of these
- SAGA... 28mm Gripping Beast figures
- Musket and Tomahawk... 15mm Blue Moon/Peter Pig
- Force on Force – Afghanistan... 15mm Peter Pig
- Ottomans/Hungarians... 15mm Essex. Part of a plan to build up Renaissance armies, initially using DBA or Maximillian but eventually [if we get round to it] expanding to something bigger....maybe Pike and Shotte?
Category 2 [kind of started but not really got very far]
- WW2 in 28mm using Warlord miniatures. Probably going to use Bolt Action rules for this but I also picked up a set of Normandy Firefight earlier this year which I still haven’t played.
- WW2... assorted 6mm figures. In theory my son and I are going to use Kampgruppe Normandy for these.
- Aztec/Conquistador... I have some 20mm figures and acquired a load more on Ebay... one day I’ll get round to doing something with them!
Category 3 [not played for a while and could do with some attention...]
- Spanish Civil War... 15mm with Peter Pig figures. Still trying to find a good set of rules. So far I’ve tried I Ain’t Been Shot Mum and Blitzkrieg Commander both of which I like but I’m still not sure I’ve found the right set.
- AK47 with 15mm Peter Pig figures
- Russian Civil War... 20mm figures...mainly HaT. Played several games of Red Actions with these but haven’t given them an outing for a while
- Back of Beyond Russian and Chinese armies ... Copplestone 28mm. Used Contemptible Little Armies for these but looking for another ruleset.
- WW2 Naval... coastal forces in 1:600...Action Stations rules
- Modern [1980s NATO/Warpac] in 6mm... Cold War Commander
- WW2 Air in 1:300 using Bag the Hun
- WW1 Air... Wings of War
- ACW Ironclads in 1:1200. Not sure what make the models are as I acquired them on Ebay. Peter Pig’s Hammering Iron are a great set of rules for this period.
- DBM... I don’t really like DBM [although I really like DBA!] and have Italian Condotta and Swiss armies. Really need to find a better set of rules.
So... what does all this tell me??? I clearly have no attention span whatsoever and am far too tempted to dabble. There are also lots of projects that get moved on to a playable stage but then don’t expand much more and don’t get played with often enough. I need to try and remember this next time I see something shiny at a wargames show!!!!