Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pilgrim's Progress

Gentle readers, if you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, I hope you a pleasant day tomorrow with family and friends. I spent today (...a day off for me) designing a new closet for the Mrs. and a new wooden cavalry figure (made of clothespins) to add to my little guy's toy soldier collection...I think they will paint up well. Certainly they are cheap and fun! I'll post a pic of the unit when its done.

And finally this evening I've been able to get a new unit of ECW foot for the King close to battle ready!...Hopefully a new battle within a few days to follow showcasing those new Conflix buildings. I'm also using the holidays to work up some sort of campaign system, perhaps a hybrid of the "Tinker Fox" system from The Perfect Captain and something a bit more abstract like the Warhammer "Mighty Empires" system (I got a wild hair and bought the hex tiles from my local GW store...I try to support them one way or another...creative obsession is creative obsession in my book; whether its historical or fantasy!). I've been collecting maps of England and perhaps I'm thinking to abstract a map of the counties using the plastic Warhammer hex tiles...well at least that the idea...

...This holiday business is really beguiling... no wonder going back to work after a few days like this is such a challenge!


Bluebear Jeff said...

Your ECW unit looks good . . . I like the palette of colours you've picked.

But those clothespin cavalry are wonderfully clever. BRAVO, sir. BRAVO!

-- Jeff

Martin said...

Excellent stuff! Please keep posting us on your progress of these very interesting projects. Inquiring minds want to know!



tidders said...

Love the clothepin soldiers.

Looks like your next ECW unit is coming along nicely.

-- Allan