Wednesday, August 10, 2022

More Deffkoptas

 Several years ago, when I was really into 40K, I really wanted a unit of big shoota deffkoptas.  This is a tough unit to get because you only had one source for the basic deffkoptas and then you had to convert the weapons.  I built and starting the models years ago and they then sat in the garage getting dusty.

In my effort to get back to painting and hobbying, I thought this would be a fun project.  I really have no need or plans to use these models but I am glad to have them done.  I actually painted these a couple months ago but I really out of the blogging habit.

Friday, June 17, 2022

1812 Russian Narva Musketeer Regiment

For the first time since November 2020 I have finished a painting project.  I am VERY rusty but I am happy with how these turned out.  I am not totally sure why I chose these figure and my return to the painting hobby.  I really love the look of painted Napoleonic figures but I find painting them a chore.  I don't have any immediate plans to use these, it just seemed like the thing to do. 

This is the first battalion of the Narva musketeer regiment with the 1812 Kiver (Kiwa).  I am still struggling a bit with the colors on the uniforms.  It seems like the collars and cuffs changed to red in 1807 but the shoulder straps stayed the regimental color.  That means these are probably wrong but I can't find a reference for this regiment.  They are the Narva regiment simple because I had flags for them.

These are Warlord games plastic figures.  They are pretty nice and are not too bad to paint.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

2022...Let's Try this Again

 Time, once again, to document my predictions for my gaming year ahead.  My previous posts of this nature tended to be very detailed and in-depth.  Unfortunately, I no longer have the bandwidth for that so I will try and keep this short and to the point.  I don't expect to do much this year, but I am hoping to do more than the last couple of years.  That shouldn't be too hard.  In the last 2 years I have managed 10 games total.  If I can get in one game a month, I will be doing good.  I have already gotten my first game of the year in, so I am off to a good start.

As for modeling and painting I hope to get in one small project a month.  No real limits or restrictions here, just build something or paint something.  I am thinking of starting this off with another Swiss or Russian battalion for my Black Powder Napoleonic collection.  Finish it February is right around the corner and maybe I can finish painting my Team Yankee US force.  We will see, but I just need to do something.

Last, it is time for a rationalization of my gaming collection.  It has been many years since there has been any local gamer garage sales (at least one I would go to).  This has left me with a lot of stuff that I either no longer need, no longer want, or will never get to.  I might have to resort to online trade groups to get this stuff out of here, but shipping stuff is such a paint.  We will see how this goes.

I am optimistic about getting my gaming hobby back on track, but it will not be easy.  I have changed over the last couple of years and so has my hobby priorities.  I am not ready to give up!