David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Is anything ever finished?

I had thought that my Wars of the French Revolution project was pretty nearly completed. Oh foolish man! Just before Christmas I bought two units on a visit to Foundry, ostensibly to buy paint by the by.  The one unit, French infantry in early helmet, to complete the Demi-Brigade, is finished, or rather I thought that it was. I forgot to buy any Elite Company figures for them. Oops! I got enough figures in the second unit, Guarde Nationale in bicorne, to cover that option but will need to get a few more for the 2/5th Demi-Brigade de Ligne. Then I bought some Austrian 3ld guns, artillerymen and Handlanger from Eureka, via Fighting 15s, not because I needed any but because I just fancied them. Then last weekend Matt gave me a whole new painted Trent Miniatures Demi-Brigade, Light Infantry, Hussar command base and a 12ld gun and crew! Also amongst the loot was a blister of Trent Miniatures Austrian artillerymen and a Foundry 12ld gun! It never stops, does it? Resistance is futile, as a Vogon might well say.. In the meantime, here are the latest additions to the project; figures by Foundry, Perry Miniatures, Trent Miniatures and Front Rank ~

































































As you see, the project just keeps on growing. Back in 1973 when I first joined the Alumwell Wargames Society as a 'Wargames Virgin' my first army was a Hinchliffe British 1815 army. Life, it seems, has gone full circle for me bringing me back to almost the period I started in. On the painting desk now is the first of the Eureka 3ld Battalion guns and crew for my Hungarian infantry. Is there no end in sight? Well, probably not if I'm honest...

8 comments:

  1. Why should there be an end to a wonderful project like this? The figures are wonderful and apparently some of them did not even cost you too much. Do they give you pleasure? Do they hurt anyone? No...of course not! So enjoy what seems to be a wonderful project. Selfishly, I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Well, in that case CC, more will soon be on the way.

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  2. Another fine unit off the conveyor belt there Mr. B. Not a cuddly toy in sight, though I am sure you will work a peeing dog into the project somewhere :~)

    It will be a pleasure to lead them to the slaughter at somepoint

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    1. I am currently devoid of p*ssing dogs, Redoubt had sold out! Says a lot about Wargames that.

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  3. No nothing is every finished, but it's fun along the way. A very fine unit David!

    Christopher

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    1. Many thanks Christopher, I shall soldier on...

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  4. Don't stop! They look great and there is always an additional unit that you could do with. ..
    Best Iain

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    1. Well, it seems I must carry on then...

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