Monday, 6 January 2014

Plans for 2014

2014 is going to be an awkward year to plan for as we’re intending to relocate home to the South West. Nothing definite decided yet but I suspect it’s going to take up a fair chunk of my time. There will be a big game this year themed around post D-Day, which will tend to prioritise work on WW2 stuff to the early part of the year.

Major Projects (at least 100 figures, month or more in effort)

  • Paint at least 3 Rapid Fire US battalions to replace my aging existing forces. Figures will be Plastic Soldier, but won’t get started until the Heavy Weapons set appears
  • Finish the Jacobites, by adding French and Lowland units
  • Axis winter forces – German/Italian/Hungarian

Minor Projects

  • Reorganise/Rebase my WW2 British, this will include painting a box of Plastic Soldier British to replace a unit I have already sold
  • Complete the late French armée d’orient.
  • War of Spanish Succession – add Austrian Grenadiers and possibly some Saxons.
  • Egyptian troops for the Sudan

Other activities

  • Try and play at least one big battle from the 1814 campaign in France
  • The stash is still far too big; I want to get it down from seven storage boxes to five by the time we move. In line with this, I plan to complete as many plastic kits as possible, there are over 40 there at present so completing these should free up one box at least.
  • No new armies until after we move – will be quite difficult to achieve if plastic figure manufacturers bring out something tempting.


Thomas said...

Good luck! :)

rct75001 said...

Sounds like a great variety. Love the idea of getting the kits done - but then you've go to store them somewhere else :)

Monty said...

Some very interesting and ambitious projects.
Good luck !

Stryker said...

Ah - hard to resist the lure of the south west! I hope all goes well...