Friday, 18 January 2013
Firstly let me say there is no CLEAR winner and it seriously did come down to just 1 vote separating the top three positions. I will admit to being a big fan of 10mm figures for a number of reasons for another project they might have been perfect.... should I ever do Zulu's for example or if there was a greater variety of modern cold war era stuff I would seriously consider that Scale.
15mm made a late run in the poll. Some of my club members (who did not vote BTW) have mentioned that they would want this scale. But when asked if they had any figures or any intention of getting some for this project, they all shook there heads and walked away quickly! I have not discounted their views but they have very different priorities. One ex-club member ( he's been too busy to attend for over a year, but still a decent chap) has started Great Northern war (GNW) in 15mm so if he gets some more free time and returns to the club I may get the opportunity to play in 15mm as well.
28mm has an obvious attraction. The units do look seriously good and that is no doubt why Beneath the lily banners has chosen them for the internal pictures within the rules. I am still tempted by this scale but as it stands I will try the 6mm 1/300th scale.
This morning I have sent for some Baccus 6mm WSS figures. My plan s to see how good they are paint a unit and then make the totally final decision. One club member thought I was going to just use 6 figures at this scale on each stand. I will wait and see when they arrive, but my current thinking is 3 stands to a unit with 24 figures on each stand, making 72 6mm figures in each unit. Baccus has 4 figures to a sprue so 6 sprues on each stand. Well that's the current thinking.
Due to working double shifts this week there has been a distinct lack of painting wargaming or other activity which did not involve sleep or work. However I do hope to get something done over the weekend and with luck I should have something to show come Monday. Thanks for reading, I hope the snow treats you well and take care and see you soon. All the best Clint