Over the last week I have managed to add 4 elements of French infantry to the total, 3 line infantry and 1 of light infantry (Voltiguers). I'm now switching to some British troops by way of a change with 1 base of line infantry done. As said, these are being painted specifically for DBN and one thing I am pondering is if I should represent each base with a flag, and in the case of the British a single flag or two flags? I think two flags in a 10 figure base will look too much so I'm thinking along the lines of maybe alternating Kings colours and regimental colours. The other question is should I have say half the bases without flags? Meantime I'm painting a single standard bearer per base while I think about it.
So that's a total of 14 elements painted so far, so I'm pretty much on track for 2 x 12 element armies by end of the month, although the days do seem to be whizzing by!
I also have another box of figures to paint for Old John which I plan to start at the weekend. Painting aside I'll be playing my first 6mm WSS game during this week, and I'm expecting my Baccus order any day now as it was posted end of last week.
Another decision that I have taken is that the future for my hobby is going to be very much small scale and small space, with the 40mm's being kept as display figures which satisfies the collector instinct in me. To this end I'm selling off the last remnants of my Bolt Action stuff (I have plans to do WW2 in 6mm as Baccus expand the range). Staring with the German SS platoon which is now on ebay (link below), I will follow with the late war US platoon later this week when I find time to do it.
As I won't be requiring the 28mm terrain items any longer my two youngest granddaughters received a large box from Grandad containing S&A trees, hedges, walls & roads along with three large buildings with which they were delighted and quickly set up as a 'farm' populated by plastic animals and 'Paw Patrol' characters. Obviously I have only seen the photos but they are clearly getting a lot of enjoyment out of it, far better than selling it on ebay. I am told that it's now called 'Tree World'.