The wargame ramblings of a cleptomaniacal eccentric and all before I'm 30!!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Being somewhat of a cleptomaniacal and eccentric wargamer I have attempted to create previous wargaming blogs focusing on specific projects and even trying to create a sort of blog wargames magazine which was just plain silly. As well as creating my own sci-fi world in 15mm using GZG stuff with all sorts of overly complicated background story- this was also just plain silly as I have the attention span of a somewhat large and slightly (only slightly thankyou) bloated goldfish. So, I have decided to consolidate everyrthing into one general blog of wargames with all my projects being posted on one blog with background as necessary or to suit my particular wimsy at the time otherwise known to me and me alone as a brighht idea. Neither will I have wargaming pretensions above my station apart from insinuating with the blog name that I am a General...oh well.

So as I progress with various projects I will post them all here with necessary (and unecessary) information and pictures. A collection if you like of all my white metal mini adventures for me to catalogue and hopefully others to enjoy as well.

In the pipeline we have:

Baccus 6mm FPW
15mm Sci-Fi (GZG)

Awaiting delivery:

Full Thrust starships (GZG)
Foundry Paint System (Wargames Foundry)

I have almost completed one Baccus FPW pack and will be using both Baccus' own FPW rules as well as the 1870 rulesuntil I decide on one over t'other. With regards to the 15mm Sci-Fi, I am, as we speak, painting up all the stuff I have. There are two factions I am painting up. The New Fenland Republic Air Assault Regiment (FAAR) and their opponents are the Free Townships Coalition (FTC). These are part of my Dis-United Kingdom idea for a Sci-Fi world. Basically, the United Kingdom has split into much smaller independent states, and the most powerful are slowly emerging and stabilising now looking to their borders for expansion over their neighbour to become the most dominant state in the former United Kingdom (think of Saxon England before Alfred the Great). The New Fenland Republic comprises most of East Anglia and the Free Townships Coalition are the direct borderes to the New Fenland Republic. A series of independent townships and small cities that came together under an accord to promote the trading therefore new found wealth of these townships who have become important trading/merchant centres. Naturally the NFR want more than a slice of a pie and forces are building up along the borders. However, whilst the NFR has a professional miltary, the FTC has only just started a fledgling force of semi-professional soldiers equipped with leand-lease weapons and hardware supplied by the northern neighbours of the FTC who have a vested interest in preventing the NFR gaining control of important trading hubs as they fear the might of the NFR's formiddable military. The NFR are one of the most powerful states in the Dis-United Kingdom.

Oh, I should also mention that the FAAR forces are decked out in a primary colour called wine stain, otherwise known to the undiscerning as pink! The FTC are in more traditional military colours but given that most equipment is obsolete lend-lease they are in varying degrees of repair with slightly differing camo colours and patterns. A somewhat ad-hoc looking force. In painting terms, I am actually finding this quite fun to re-create! Pictures to follow soon.

Wish List:

Scan-Fed (GZG) special forces (all will be revealed in the new year)
ESU (GZG) Naval Guards Quick Reaction Force (QRF)

The reason for the decrease in blog activity of late was due to work commitments, however, as I hyave now secured a great new job, I will no longer be working alot of overtime and nor will I be required to work weekends and also I will have bank holidays off. Nor will I have to work evenings and early mornings as I will no longer be on a shift pattern. I will be back in a nice warm office doing 8am-5pm. Hallelujah is all I can say as I will also get a payrise as I move into this new job! A new year, a new start.

On the backburner:

Baccus 6mm Colonial (Mahdist uprising)
Baccus 6mm Wars Of The Roses
Museum Miniatures 15mm Hundred Years War
Museum Miniatures 15mm Medieval Welsh
Assorted other crazy ideas/projects

Thats all folks

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