1. Rampant games
Warbands/companies I’m currently working on include:
- 28mm Border Reivers, and Buccaneers and Spanish, for The Pikeman’s Lament.
- 28mm 1798 Irish Rebels and Militia for Rebels and Patriots.
- 28mm Elf, Troll (Orc), Goblin, Halfling, Nordic Bronze Age and Aegean Bronze Age warbands for Dragon Rampant.
Besides those I also have Dark Age and Late Medieval Armies for Lion Rampant, AWI and ACW armies for Rebels and Patriots and British, Zulu, Afghan and Egyptian armies for The Men Who Would Be Kings. Rampant games are also popular with other club members including Chris who has French and Indian Wars for RAP, Ian who has British and Mahdists and Bernard who has Boxer Rebellion for TMWWBK, and Simon who is working on Wars of the Roses in 10mm for LR.
2. Tilly’s Very Bad Day
My 6mm Thirty Years War armies are still being painted but I based them first precisely so I could put them on the table straight away.
As with other 'base-before-painting' and 'play-while-painting' projects, I promise to do more painting before reusing them in a game.
A new version of the rules is imminent so as soon as that is published and I have digested it I'll be attempting to arrange a game.
3. Chain of Command (CoC)
I have the rules and markers and a collection of 28mm US and German Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) figures which are based and undercoated. I also have some ready-painted diecast AFVs and some scenery.
I started the Ardennes project at the beginning of 2008, before CoC was published. It's frightening how much time has passed!
Like Crossfire, CoC is highly innovative, specifically in the pre-combat patrol sequence and the way in which forces pop-up at jump-off points. It may take some grasping but I think it's going to be fun.
I'm currently studying the rules, watching online videos, sorting out figures and planning additional scenery. More anon.