Five years ago today I started this blog. The purpose was to document my hobby. I wanted to discuss my projects and pass on a few ideas as I went. It has been fun.
When I look back over that time, there have been quite a number of projects.
On the armies front I started or completed (in no particular order):
War of Spanish Succession Bavarians
• 1812 Russians
• 1812 French
• 1813 Prussians expansion
• Retreat from Moscow French
• Retreat from Moscow Russian
• French in Egypt - French
First Carlist War
• British Auxiliary Legion
• French Foreign Legion
Wars of the Roses
• forces for both factions, plus mercenaries
War of 1812 Americans
These projects have provided a net gain to the collection of 4,778 foot figures, 632 mounted figures, 81 guns, 57 pieces of equipment and 29 ships
Then there were the terrain projects, which are too extensive to list completely, but they include:
• the Roman Villa
• the set used for the Crimean War game
• the WWI town (intact and in ruins)
• the winter village
• the Dark Ages buildings
• The East Africa set
• The Chinese set (for the Russo-Japanese War)
It had been my intention to celebrate the event with a giveaway, but I have been too busy to organise it. Maybe I will hold that for another milestone.
Instead I have taken a leaf out of Aly Morrison's book and posted a few photos of some pre-blog games.
2005 the Battle of Pea Ridge (or Elkhorn Tavern). This was a game set in winter and will be remembered by many of the players by the number of times they were stabbed by the hundreds of home made winter trees that I made using twisted wire.
2008 - The Austro-Prussian War in Italy. I was particularly pleased with this game because every figure and building was sculpted and painted by me.
2010 - Franco-Prussian War, with that dreaded balloon
2010 - WWI in Palestine. None of the work was mine, but it was such a fun game.
2012 - Austro-Prussian War.
2012 - WWII in North Africa in 15mm