Welcome to the Golden Age!
So why am I writing this post?
Because right now, I have more miniatures than I ever thought possible, and I know and own the rules I want to use to play with them. And I'm loving making my miniatures. It's an aspect of the hobby that I think is often overlooked. I've always loved it. I've never had lots of opportunities to do it. Most times I just look longingly at miniatures on websites and dream of times like this. Nowadays I'm actually not looking at wargaming websites with a wistful look in my eyes. I'm actually planning armies and assembling my troops (quite literally).
project which has grown arms and legs since it began. I can't stress how much I'm loving seeing this dream become a reality!
Then there's the Napoleonic period. This is what got me into historical wargaming in the first place. Truth be told I still hold out a dream of having two large 28mm armies for this. In reality, I'm so desperately excited that I now own the figures I need to play Sharp Practice 2 from Too Fat Lardies. Again, I'm still in the assembly stage some of which can be seen here and here. Once the Napoleonics are done, I have plenty of American Civil War miniatures that'll further help me spread the lard!
Thanks to Chad Sikes I've now found a set of rules I can use my Warlord Games Celts and Romans starter box with. I love the visual appeal of Basic Impetus armies. I should also add that I'm planning to use my Pike and Shotte starter box for Baroque too, for the same reasoning!
I've also started collecting forces for the Sudan. I plan to use The Men Who Would Be Kings for this. If I'm honest though, I'm a little sidetracked with this one as Perry have just released their Zulus. I always said that I was holding off gaming the Zulu War until Perry released some plastics. You can see where this is heading...!
games. I'm now in possession of a large Cadian force and begun work on it. I've also been infected with Nurgle's Rot and begun a Death Guard force. And a Blood Angels force. I've also been seen planning an Adeptus Mechanicus force as well.
Beastclaw Raiders. If the rumours are to be believed, I may well be getting into Blood Bowl at some point in the future!
I just wanted to share the joy I'm finding in my hobby. Because if you're struggling to find the cash to turn your wargaming dreams into reality, I say one thing with certainty. I've been there. For years. it really sucks. But it will come to pass. So hang in. Because when it does, it'll feel as epic as your own personal Golden Age!