These last few weeks have I’ve been in a bit of a existential crisis… It’s a long, boring story… The short version of the bits relevant to this blog and my hobby time in general is this: I have decided to recommit to The Vimy Project. I started the project over NINE YEARS AGO… and got a lot of stuff done… but then lost steam and let it slide… Two Years Ago I did some planning, thinking I’d try and get going on it again… but again got distracted by other things. As the one-year-to-go to the 100th anniversary of the battle came and went a few weeks back I got thinking about it (and other things going on in my life) and after a bit of back and forth decided to try and go ahead with it.
What this means for me at this point is basically I will have to DROP EVERYTHING and remain laser-focused on the project for the next 333 days – as I have a LOT to do! So I will not be buying any new games, reading any new rules, planning campaigns or building terrain or painting miniatures for anything other than the Great War. All the miniatures on the workbench I was working on for Lion Rampant and Dragon Rampant and A Song of Blades and Heroes and Frostgrave and En Garde! and 40K have been squirreled away in boxes for next year!
That’s not to say I won’t be PLAYING any other games at all… I’ll probably get in a few games of these other games over the year – in fact I really HOPE I do (and maybe even get to posting some game reports! But I won’t be planning campaigns or painting new stuff for them – If someone else organizes it, I’ll play with the toys I already have (which is quite a few, really..)
(oh, and I have pre-ordered a few new games – mostly Osprey ones - Men Who Would Be Kings, Pikeman’s Lament, Broken Legions, Horizon Wars, and others – but as they arrive, they’ll likely just be put on the shelf and I will try my very best to ignore them until next year…)
In the meantime I did finish up a few last items on the workbench over the last week or so, before I put everything away…
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega. Jules is from Copplestone Castings, and Vincent is from a Wargames Foundry.
A couple of lads from Pulp Figures
Two middle eastern types from Reaper Miniatures.
The rest are from Games Workshop. They are © and ™ Games Workshop and painted by myself and posted here entirely without their permission. This is the very last of the Imperial Guard Jungle Fighters that I have… I may actually post some pictures of the whole group some time this week…
Sergeant and a couple of Grunts.
Signallers (the aerials broke off one, so I replaced them with a bit of wire and Green Stuff…)
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
Great War Canadians! (or perhaps some pics of my completed Imperial Guard force…) and more on the plans for the coming year!