Thursday, December 17, 2009

What have I been painting?

I have been busy with the paintbrush over the last 6 months despite my lack of posts. The major project has been a slip to the dark side and a major investment in GW Lord of Rings figures, all bought from Maelstrom Games in the UK (post free worldwide and at least 10% off list prices). I have really gotten into the new WOTR (War of the Ring), and spent about $2500 over the last 6 months on figures. The rules have many similarities to Warmaster but it has a major input from character figures (Heroes). It is not for everyone but for someone who has been seriously hooked on Tolkien's world since I was 13 (27 years ago) I really rate it as a fun and gameable set of rules. I will post photos of what I have done if anyone is interested as I like to keep this a historical (hysterical?) site.

Aside from WOTR I have been very busy doing loads of figures for an upcoming campaign set during the early Italian Wars (1498-1525). Having been inspired by the website and campaign rules (Pike and Plunder) of James Roach, Robert Fletcher and myself will be doing this in style and a big way in 2010, stay tuned for photos of this in the New Year. This period and the Mutineer period are having a renaissance (bad joke) as ther seem to be lots of very nice figures coming out, the new stuff from TAG (very nice figures but slowwww service) and a new range from Artizan. I have loads of TAG, bought 40 of the new Artizan figures and 10 packs of the Old Glory range. Should be a good year to game in 2010.


Anonymous said...

Hi Scott,

How do the Old Glory Indian Mutiny range stack up with other companies?

Price is always a consideration an if there is plenty of options with OG then that sounds like the winner.

I love Indian Mutiny an I look forward in having a chat at Cancon.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Scott Robertson said...

Helen the Old Glory range for the Indian Mutiny is a great range, they are larger than the Foundry figures but they can be mixed together in the same unit I feel. The Old Glory are cheap and provide everything you need except for gun limbers, my whole project is made up of Old Glory figures. To start the Foundry book on India is essential and the Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine with the Indian mutiny special is inspiring. Cheers Scott