Tuesday 17 March 2020

Isolation Audit

Well, that's that then. My contract finished, and right now, with plague stalking the land, apart from pasta shortages, contract work has dried up like tears on a desert planet.... or something.

So it looks like I am facing a period with a funding shortage, but potentially a fair bit of time to do some painting. This morning I even got into the shed - which has had a horrendous leak, and dragged out a very mouldy cardboard box. In among the warped bases, rusted spears, rotting cardboard, mould and spiders eggs (hopefully UK spiders, not Oz ones.. there were millions of them), I discovered my 15mm Milanese Italian Wars project, last seen as these were (literally!) thrown in a box as we fled the rooftop of the US embassy, Canberra.

So now I have a whole range of potential projects to do, some odd, some straight forward, and maybe it is time to think about prioritising them. Figures, except where noted are largely already purchased. Some of them are asterisked, as I already have some of the required figures completed or started at least.

I've laid in a stock of bases, plus some wire spears/pikes. So now it's just a matter of selection.

WRG DBMM1 Ancients 15mm
Milanese (Italian Condotta)*
Spring & Autumn Chinese (though they could pass as Han I believe)
Vikings* (these ones are being prepared speculatively for Warfare 2020 in November)
Normans for the First Crusade, ( Crossbowmen needed, so these are on hold till I am in funds).
Later Roman/Patrician Roman

WRG DBMM1 Ancients 6mm
Late Romans

Too Fat Lardies - Sharp Practice 28mm
AWI - British/Hessian/Loyalists/Indians*
AWI - American Continentals & Militia*
Napoleonic French for the Peninsular War
Napoleonic British for the Peninsular War
1745 Jacobites
1745 Hanoverians

Too Fat Lardies - Chain of Command 28mm
Malaya Campaign British*
Malaya Campaign Japanese*
WW2 Italian
German Fallschirmjager
US Airborne
British Airborne
US Army

Too Fat Lardies - Infamy/Infamy 28mm
Republican Roman
Celts (Northstar)

Lion Rampant 28mm
Medieval Scots
HYW Scots*
Generic Early Medieval

WRG Horse Foot & Guns 6mm
WSS French army
WSS Imperial army
Napoleonic French*
Napoleonic British*

Then there's a whole bunch of other stuff;

28mm English Civil War or TYW
20mm '1980s USMC*
American Civil War Ironclads
1/1200 Galleys & Galleons
1/3000 German Kaisermarine pre-dreadnoughts
15mm Cold War Soviets/East Germans*
Various 1/48 plastic kits
28mm schooner kit
1/72 WW2 kits

And probably a whole lot more I've forgotten.

So I wonder how many I will get through before going back to work? And what I should start on first? I'm already working my way through the Vikings, and there are some of these, where part of the work or force is already started. So do I prioritise those? Or just do something off the wall?

Answers on a postcard.. Or in the comments.


  1. Best wishes for your upcoming projects, I am still completing the renovation of the wargames room the "Salon de Guerre" and slogging away on 28mm Dark Bretons and Ancient Gauls, although have sneaked in some V&V Vikings.

    After seeing what Scotty from Marketing is up to in Oz, happy we have migrated to France where some common sense prevails, and toilet paper is in supply!

    French Wargame Holidays

  2. IN other news, we still have some toilet paper here, and my biggest concern is my 82 yr old mother who went gallivanting yesterday with one of her friends, saying she is doing 'distancing' not 'isolation'. To be honest, from the US, UK and Oz perspective, France looks like a haven of sanity.