Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Reviewing the lines

What with one thing and another I'd quite forgotten just how much I had in the way of painted figures for both the Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg and the Margravate of Dunkeldorf-Pfuhl. The sum total leads me to see I require just one more infantry regiment to complete the Hetzenberg army, two cavalry regiments and an artillery battery to finish the forces of the Margrave.

I'm not going to finish the two armies overnight. Had I opted for 10mm as I first inclined I'd have finished them long ago. There are also more than enough things I need to spend money on in real life. However, the end is reachable, and one of these days I will field the armies in deadly rivalry across the wargames table. Until then - and possibly after - the adventures of Mary Amadeus and Ursula will continue!


Thursday, 1 August 2013

Resale value of Imagination armies?

That's the question occupying my mind at the moment. Many a gamer has gone down the route of purchasing figures and painting them up according to his own imaginary army's system. But, can they be sold on? 

The reason why I ask is I'm considering downscaling the Hetzenberg and Margravate armies to 10mm, using the excellent Pendraken and Old Glory figures. Back in the day when the Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg was a gleam in my eye, 10mm was one option to follow, but I decided my aging eyesight wasn't up to the task of painting them. Now I have some decent reading glasses, the option is back on the gaming table. 25/28mm, although lovely to paint and handle, is just too expensive for me. There are also storage issues to contend with. So, I'm considering selling my current collection and using the funds to buy new 10mm. Any thoughts and comments welcome.
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Now my life has settled down, and if the computer performance permits, Mary Amadeus et al should make a reappearance fairly soon. Watch this space...