Well half a year has shot by and it’s time to consider progress against plans and how the rest of the year might pan out. As per the last two years it is a good time to check as the two big events of the year are now past.
So progress in numeric terms
536 Infantry split 259 WW2 (including 100 figures reworked for the big game); 92 Red Russians (finishing my RCW); 66 Janissaries; 29 Dragoons and other odd WSS; 51 Frundsberg Militia for the French Revolution and 39 Btirh & Zulu casualties.
30 Gunners; Mainly WSS using the new Zvezda Swedish artillery
73 Cavalry split 20 ECW cavalry; 18 WSS, just one cavalry unit, the rest artillery outriders; 15 Revolution, mainly Frundsberg Hussars and rebasing 20 Rif cavalry
68 bits of equipment, including 27 WW2 vehicles and 14 guns and limbers for the WSS
101 bit of terrain of which 35 pieces were rework of existing terrain ready for the Rif game.
Overall reasonable progress against plan.
I now need to move onto some of my other targets.
a) Completion of a WW2 US Parachute Infantry Regiment + support (about 100 figures) – now got all the basic figures I need
b) Completion of a WW2 British Parachute Brigade + support (about 100 figures) – now got all the basic figures I need
c) Some sort of Arab/Mameluke army for the crusades. – still on the back burner
d) Finally build a new 28mm ECW army using the warlord plastics broadly based on Sir William Waller's Western Association army, that fought at Lansdown, Roundway Down, Ripple Field, etc. – I’ve got the figures and one cavalry unit painted, but I don’t find the infantry all that inspiring and a PITA to assemble (and I’m a plastic modeller!)
I plan to concentrate on the ECW and completing some of the new WW2 armour I acquired at crewe in February and then move onto one of the two para brigades.