I have a strong interest in 'offbeat' early 20thC armies: the Anglo-Irish War (which I've done in 28mm), the Spanish Civil War (which I've done in 15mm for Crossfire), the Chaco War, and a whole host of wars that I've planned to do for Square Bashing including the First Balkan War, the Mexican Revolution, early WW1, the Russo-Polish War and the Chinese Warlord era. If I ever get round to doing any of the latter, it will almost certainly be in 10mm but I am put off by the number of bases I would need to paint up. That's one reason why I've been working on some Interwar rules of my own, but I will come back to that another time.
Despite Plan A (the blocks), I inevitably started fantasising about miniatures, particularly with regard to scales and basing options - Pendraken or Peter Pig? What size and shape bases? How many figures to put on them? RA requires rather less figures than Square Bashing, and in that case, for predominantly infantry armies, I would be inclined to go up to 15mm, particularly as the Peter Pig RCW range is so extensive. I think it would also be viable to do this conflict in 20mm plastics. I often find myself browsing the Plastic Soldier Review if only for nostalgic reasons, but I'm usually put off by the incompleteness of the ranges, the uncertainty of obtaining them, and their apparent lack of accuracy as reported by the PSR.
|Late War Germans recycled as Freikorps with no paint spilt|
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