It's been 6mm clipping and basing time here, with my Franco-Prussian War armies' (modest) expansion now underway. I've changed the intended orders of battle several times, trying to work out the best balance of forces for the pencilled in multi-player game and for the collection itself going forward. Working with a number of spare figures I've devised a decent 'rounding out' of my current forces which involves a minimum of new purchases and, most importantly, a minimum of painting. Laziness can be cost-effective!
The armies, French and Prussian/Bavarian, are based and organised for To the Last Gaiter Button by Realtime Wargames. I aim to have 2 corps per side, for a 4 player game. This will represent over 100,000 men in total and allow a fairly large battle to be played out.
Work in progress:
So that's it for my 2014 wargaming, which I've enjoyed immensely. I've also got a lot out of maintaining the blog, and especially from all the comments people have made - they've been much appreciated. I need to get cracking again during January. I have a number of projects on the go at the moment, and a couple of deadlines to meet for games in the first part of the year. I need to set up and play a game too, so I'll have a think about what this might be over a New Year's Eve beer.
Happy New Year to everyone who's dropped in this year, and I hope you do so again in 2015. Cheers!