Jan 1, 2017

Plans for 2017

First and foremost, I will obviously have to cut my hobby spendings seriously this year. The previous one has seen some consolidation in this regard, but a few impulse buys sort of ruined it.
I intend to focus on two main projects, at least in the first half of the year:

Hungarian War of Independence 1848-49, in 6mm.
I would like to use Commission MDF figures in bulk. In this scale, there is little difference between Napoleonic Austrians and soldiers of the later era.
I'm working on rules, too, based on Victorious Eagle Warfare.
Baccus Risorgimento and FPW figures complement the Commission range well. The main problem is the intervening Russian army, the infantry by this time had worn the peaked helmet, and as far as I know, only Irregular makes those. Well there's still the option of having all of them wear forage caps.

The first order of the year would most likely be some Commission cavalry for this purpose, also to complement my Formaggian 18th century armies (Cuirassiers / Pretoriano cavalry in crested helmets, and Hussars).

1/72 Napoleonics, Spanish and British armies.
HäT makes nice Spaniards, I hope I can lay my hands on some. The cavalry would be Italeri Prussians, of which I have already got a box or two.

I do already have a bunch of Scot Greys and Highland infantry, along with the General Picton figure from the Waterloo1815 box, so the way of expanding is quite straightforward: the Italeri line infantry (although in Belgic shakos) is available locally, and so is their British light cavalry, similar in style&quality to the French CAC set. Sadly they are dressed for the Hundred Days (the Waterloo Curse strikes again!) instead of the much more fashionable tarletons, but this is the least of my worries.

Other goals include:
  • Expand the 1/2000 and 1/600 fleets, a way to acquire cheap (and fun) gaming material.
  • Much more gaming.
  • Sell some of my stuff - all things considered, I have over six thousand figures now, and some had never been used.


  1. It all sounds Like a plan. I should sell some stuff as well.

    As for Hungarian Independence Not a war I am familiar with, but why not. It could be both interesting And very different to wargame.

    1. All I have to do now is stick to the plan!
      I'm not sure anybody else but Hungarians know about this war, so I plan my blog-posts to be very informative :)

  2. Sounds like it is going to be a wonderful year.

  3. Like Clint, I don't know much about the Hungarian Independence, so I'll look forward to seeing this evolve! Have a great 2017!

    1. Hail obscure conflicts! And Happy New Year to you too!