07 December 2011

A Grand Duchy of Stollen Painting Progres Chart Update. . .


This is exciting news. . .   Well, at least to yours truly.  I am extremely close to completing the Sittangbad-sized order of battle that I set out to fill during the mid-summer of 2006 after the Grand Duchess and I returned home from our honeymoon.  Please click on the  chart above to enlarge it a bit and examine things more closely.

Lest you think that the paintbrushes will come to a complete halt here at Stollen Central, I'll mention that I have another 60 RSM95 Prussian musketeers, 30 RSM95 Prussian dragoons, and 30 vintage plastic Spencer Smith charging dragoons in the pile of unpainted miniatures that I'll tackle after a grand review and a long delayed solo game here in Zum Stollenkeller.    I even began pondering which Charles Grant Scenario I might try on for size late last night.  Nothing terribly fancy.  Maybe a set-piece affair between the two armies arrayed across a narrow valley with a couple of ridges and a village or three.  I'll need to check the ol' bookshelf and see what Brigadier Grant (Ret.) has up his sleeve.

Oh, and there are a couple of artillery crews by RSM and Minden that will need some guns to man along with various and sundry, extra and odd mounted officers to paint up as either more generals or aides de camp.  It seems there is a bit more in the long-term painting queue than I thought at first.  No rest for the wicked!  Hmmmm. . .  Might it be safe to say that one is never truly "done" with a wargaming project?

And then, of course, there are the specialist troops that I would like to add over time.  A company or two of Croat grenzers (RSM95 figures might mix very well with a few by Minden to add some interesting variety to the envisioned unit), a small wagon train, some pontoons and bridging troops, and eventually some town guard or militia.  We'll see how things develop and take shape.  But as you know, daydreaming about all of this is more than half the fun I think.  In any case, 2012 will see a few more games than has been the case recently, and I hope to join Der Alte Fritz and his esteemed colleague Monsieur Chevert for a game at some point too in the wild reaches of Northern Illinois.  Keep your fingers crossed!

2 comments:

Conrad Kinch said...

Well done. Your public demand games!

Paul Liddle said...

Great news,I'm really looking forward to seeing them all in action.

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