Sunday, February 15, 2009

Current Temptations

At this time of year my thoughts turn to... purchasing lead!
I normally make a couple of big "project related" purchases every year around this time due to some funds infusion from work. This also means it's the time for me to be tempted into off-topic figures. Right now it's Sarikamish/ Caucasian campaigns in 28mm. I actually have a substantial number of Russian WWI figures that are in a box unpainted. It wouldn't take much ($$) to get a whole Russian force together for WWI. I saw Musketeers Greens for their Russian winter Infantry and have been tempted... so tempted...
Also I picked up the Osprey Battle Orders book on Axis & Allied Desert Raiders in North Africa. I would love to put together a 15mm/20mm/28mm project for Disposable Heroes.
Really, though, I'm just impatientto know what Soapy's next releases will be, since I have a feeling I will have to have them. Don't want to be sorry when I start some other project and he releases a bunch of Palestine figures.
Oh well... must be patient...
As to gaming, it's still German Lewis Gun teams (France) and Sikhs on the painting shelf right now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Scott,

The other day I received the Battle Honour Russian Cavalry command pack and they are beautiful figures. They haven't got the heft that you would see from other BH figures, but are slender and quite detailed. The officer is holding his binos, one bugler blowing bugle, and two cavalrymen with rifles. I'll be buying more of these chaps very soon.

I can see alot of conversion work with the BH figures without having to resort to other manufacturers. It's a pity they didn't have a greatcoat pack in their range.

Me too with Soapy's latest figures. I like the look of the Turk with cane and some of the other miniatures. I like the poses and character an I hope to do justice with a coat of paint.

Bill's Russian figures look the part and good luck with your adventure.