I want to know why it is that, with a former “walk-in” wardrobe and half a loft full of wargaming impedimenta, every time I want to play a game I have to prepare some new models?
For my next game I have already painted up some GHQ A13 and Mark VIb tanks for the British, not to mention several Adler Vickers MG teams marching and firing and about a dozen new trucks and lorries. The Germans needed cyclists and new MG34 teams, as well as more infantry and a captured truck with hastily applied white crosses.
As for the terrain (I use Kallistra hexagons, pre-flocked and then customised) I have to make some more embanked railway lines and three level crossings which must involve ramped roadways. Alternatively I may make road bridges across the railway, but that will be even more work!
To help this game along I have just received the first consignment of double curved railway track from Leven Miniatures, designed to my specifications so that four pieces – two inner curve and two outer curve – will exactly fit a 10cm hexagon with a 60 degree curve. I urge all gamers of late C19th onwards to buy some of these if only to repay Mick for his development time!
In addition, and very oddly, I needed to model an ancient British hill fort that would meet the requirements of the ground scale (10cm hexagon = 250 metres side-to-side) and also accommodate bases of at least 15mm x 20mm. Pictures will no doubt be forthcoming in the battle report when I finally get around to playing the game.