21 April 2010

Keep Your Goals in Sight!

My solo refight of Charles Grant's 'Action', which was staged as the inaugural affair for my 6'x8' wargaming table in mid-August 2008. Above, you'll observe the Army of Zichenau, commanded by General Phillipe de Latte, in the foreground and the Army of Stollen in the background under the command of one General von Drosselmaier.

While in the midst of any wargaming project, it's always a good practice to review your painting, collecting, and gaming aspirations occasionally. A photographic record of the units you have painted to completion already is a highly effective way to do that, enabling you to keep your painting mojo going strong. Yeah, baby! It's also just plain fun to revisit what you have accomplished so far in the way of painting and collecting miniatures as well as building or scrounging any scenic items in your possession. Reviewing your work like this is also invaluable when it comes to planning for any future additions to your collection.

And all of that is why I have spent a few delightful moments this sunny, warm spring afternoon, looking through photos of my favorite painted units and some pictures of a few games played here at Stollen Central during the last couple of years. Over the next few days, I'll post several of my better photographs here along with some commentary and observations about figures, painting, modelling scenery, and anything else that comes to mind. But in the meantime, I've got some Huzzah figures to finish.

And here's a second photograph of the Zichenauer Army's initial deployment for good measure. This time, you can see the regiment of Horse Grenadiers in the distance (Spencer Smith figures in metal), anchoring the extreme left of General de Latte's line. If memory serves me correctly, they were opposed by a battalion of Stollenian Jaeger zu Fuss.


Paul Liddle said...

I agree wholeheartedly, a big project like this gets a real boost when you look back at your achievements so far.

Nice photo by the way, it was photos like this that really inspired me to embark upon my own project.



Bluebear Jeff said...

Indeed, this and your many other photos of your "old school" games have been a continual delight for many of us.

I look forward to seeing more of them . . . even if they show those dastardly and most assuredly VILE Stagonians.

-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

Mark Dudley said...

Great looking set up and game. I love the colour of the table. I am going to paint my mdf table a nice green for when my Old School collection gets on the table.


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