Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The year so far

By my standards I've had quite a productive year, having completed the following:
  • 30mm - Privateer Press Hordes Brun Cragback and Lug. 2 figures - pic. below
  • 28mm - Empress New Zealand Wars Royal Navy Boarding party. 10 figures. 
  • 20mm - Newline Designs NW Frontier Afghans. 48 figures.
  • 20mm - Newline Designs WW2 Red Army infantry. 8 figures.
  • 20mm - SHQ WW2 Waffen SS Pak crew. 6 figures.
When writing the above it struck me that two of the entries on this list perfectly illustrates the butterfly approach to how I've accumulated my collection. 

I don't collect/game the New Zealand Wars. However, the figures are lovely sculpts, classic Paul Hicks and I had to get them in somewhere. I have an eclectic loosely categorised "Old West" collection so they are now shoehorned in here. 

The NW Frontier Afghans shows how else I can get sidetracked. Back in 2013 I became interested in Modern Warfare, something that I'd not touched before.I decided to get some Modern Afghans from MJ Miniatures. After painting these, other shiny things grabbed my attention and I didn't do anything else with this. Then I got an email from Newline Designs with a very good offer and I promptly bought 40 of their NW Frontier figures thinking I'd use them with my Modern Afghans. But think again. By this time I'd read some bits on the North West Frontier Campaigns of the 1920s and 1930s, purchased some appropriate Brits from Early War Miniatures and my Modern project had morphed into a North West Frontier project. The MJ Minis with their AKs which started it all off  are sitting in a box with little hope of seeing the light of day. 

As is the norm I've yet to game with any of the above figures. Well it did take me 10 years after buying Hordes at the release event at Salute 2006 to actually play the game. 

Brun Cragback and Lug


  1. Your approach and motivation for the blog sound much like my own. You should add a followers thingy to your blog, so a few of us can tag along for the ride. Looking forward to future entries.

    1. Hi Irishserb,

      Many thanks for your comment. I'll look at how to do that - it's all very new to me.