Newest paint projects at current veer away from the usual 28mm / spaceships I usually paint up, as I am going for finally finishing smaller scale projects for various systems.
I just love the sight of massed armies of 100s of figures on the shelf space of a larger scale skirmish force, and with the `groups` decision to go and give Seeds of War a shot, it is the ideal moment to focus a bit on the little gems in wargaming.
On the `to do list` to make playable forces are at the moment a SoW Kraytonian force and a Warmaster Ancients Celtic Irish force, with sideprojects including 6mm ACW (both sides) to draw a mate in for the Johnny Reb 3 rules and as such steam him ready for next years ACW weekend, Warmaster 10mm War of the Roses York and Medieval Hussites (love the wagon train concept look), a 15mm scifi Critical Mass Khanate force, and a 6mm AWI british force.
So much to paint, so little time... the everlasting rant of the wargamer
During the long weekend the end of may, our club engaged in it`s annual tradition of a megabattle of American Civil War gaming, for the third year in a row. Year one had featured Gettysburg, year two Antietam, and now it was time for the Second Bull Run, or Second Manassas as the Confederates called it.
All info can be found at http://www.americancivilwar.be/home_en.html
In the end the result was on the balance between a draw and a Minor Union Victory, woth myself in command of the Hatch corps, holding the centre of the table versus no less then 3 southern corpses (though JEB Stuart played a minor role here)... and succeeding not only in holding it but even throwing the southerners back, earning me the new nickname on the club of Concrete Wall Murrath. Prolly due to the fact that I managed such a trick also last year, when I commanded a minor division on the isolated left rearflank and knocked out the complete Southern cavalry then...
The pictures I took can be found at http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v328/the_hobbit_home/ACW%20Weekend%202010/ though others had taken a lot of them as well, a quick google search should quickly find them.