Thursday, 3 November 2016

More score

As I think I might have said before, I've always envied (and admired) those wargamers able to set out on a project with a proper plan and then stick to it, not to mention those who are organised enough to keep a running count of what they've painted. I have managed with the Great War project to be as focussed as I'm ever likely to get, helped by targeting a specific scenario from the outset. In that light I have decided to indulge myself by posting a list what I have completed so far:


  4 Officers
27 Riflemen
  6 Bombers
  9 Rifle Grenadiers
  2 Snipers
  3 Lewis Gun teams (1 prone firing, 1 parapet firing, 1 moving)
  1 Stokes mortar team, deployed
  1 Signaller releasing a carrier pigeon
  6 Shock markers


  2 Officers
27 Riflemen
  3 Bombers
  2 MG08 teams (1 firing, 1 moving)
  1 Minenwerfer team, deployed
  4 Shock markers

All of which is only about half as much again as I need for the chosen scenario, so that's not too bad at all. This particular scenario has the British as the attackers, hence there being more of them. I have a lot of stormtroopers which I shall paint when I move on to a German attack. The figures are 20mm, a mixture of plastic (HaT, Revell, Emhar, Ceasar) and metal (Early War, Lancer, IT, Tumbling Dice).

Looking at the list, the obvious missing items are, for the British, a Vickers HMG team and, for the Germans, an MG08/15. I have plenty of the Vickers so I'll do that next, but don't have any of the German light machine guns, the HaT German Heavy Weapons set being sadly out of production at the moment. Also looking at the list, the obvious item of no particular gaming value is the chap with the pigeon. Fellow wargamers will however know exactly why I painted him despite that.


  1. Carrier pigeon figure is of course essential. He could also stand in for papageno should you need him in a ww1 setting combining opera and wargaming in one go.
    Best Iain

    1. Good suggestion about a game based (in part at least) on The Magic Flute. And I already have the figures to tackle the second half of Janáček's Adventures of Mr Brouček. There could be something in this.