Paint less and game more. But since I know I can't stop painting, my plans include, finishing Late Romans/Visigoths, start Later Achaemenid Persians, Alexander Macedonian, Gauls, possible others and terrain pieces for each climate. Oh and an army with elephants and/or chariots!
I plan to build three D3H2 armies in january for my sons: Minecraft Heroes, Minecraft Dungeon, NASA Space Flight. All of them will be created from already painted miniatures or toys for children. (Because my painting skills are very bad.)
And after that I will complete my England 1066 Tournament armies with these: Welsh, Scots, Anglo-Danes, Normans.
Play so that you may be serious. (Anacharsis)
Definitely Badly Addicted to DBA 3.0, HotT 2nd ed. and 2x2 Napoleonics.
Things been a mess around here recently. My apartment building got bought, new landlord renovating place, so had to pack up, move out of my apartment, spend most of November in friends' basement, move back in, still getting 'workshop' unpacked. But place has new paint, kitchen, bath, floors. First world problems... But a couple of months with almost no yigures painted ....
So for 2023, first priority, finish Palmyrans, MIR, morphing Hellenistic armies - gifts for friends. First about half done, others await homemade shield decals with bespoke designs.
Then there is my 'Dark Ages Project' - basically to amass onough 'morphable' Western European plus Viking, and Arab stands, to cover most battles from the fall of Rome to the First Crusade, 1n 15mm. Also in 25mm, less comprehensive, concentrating on Iberia in El Cid's day. Then add the Byzantines, then the Sassanids - but those likely projects for '24. After that, Gauls, Marian Romans (v a unit of Khmer maiden guards ? ;-) )
So, best wishes to you and yours for a joyful Christmas, Hannukah, Solistice, Kwannza, Boxing Day, New Years, Mummers' Day, and whatever else you're celebrating, and for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2023 !
I think i already have too many plans to be honest...
- I would like to play more. - I should finish all my polybian romans options - I would paint my recently buyed Lusitanian - I should make playable my DIY gallics (i miss 2 LCh) - I would paint my ancient european (I/14a) - I would like to find a way to play D3H2 for W40K with GW figs - I need to paint all the napoleonic infantry still WIP - I should build a D3H2 prehistoric army for my daughter
Then, i'm also thinking about:
- Making a beautifull gallic army with full options (better than my DIY) - Building a Celtiberian army - Building an Iberian army - Building an Ancient European of the Late Bronze Age army - Building an Ancient European of the Early Iron Age army
And to be honest i still have some others ideas, but i think i will be for later:
- Numidian - Syracusan - Mycenian ...
So that at least 1 per month. 2022 was my first DBA year with 2 quite full armies (later Carthaginian and Polybian Roman). I think with all my ideas, i could plan for later than only 2023 ^^
Well, I had planned to start in January but have got ahead of myself in digging out unfinished BIG DBA 25mm army projects. 1. First up I had two untouched lead mountains of Parthians (Newline 25/28mm and Warrior 25mm). I made an early start, and so far have deflashed and primed 40 LH riders and mounts, and 36 cataphract horses, and 4 cataphract riders and their mounts; with another 36 cataphract riders deflashed and ready to prime. 2. I got distracted by a long unfinished set of additions to my 25mm Sassanids, so I have deflashed & assembled my third Elephant and deflashed and primed three more Clibinarii (to make up another General element) and deflashed 7 more Levy for a horde element and 6 more Dailami figures for two Ax elements (although since I bought these 30+ years ago I think the Sassanid Ax may now be 4 figure elements and not 3 figure elements! One to check.) 3. Then I got distracted by another whim. Got out my old 25mm Classical Indian army (based to 60mmx20mm for 4Lb so shows how long ago I did these) and thought how will I rebase them then thought, didnt I buy more 25mm Indians from Irregular and Warrior Mins., years ago and right enough I did! So I got these out on my gaming table to count them 4Hch (with crew etc) and 34 Lb figures, 19 Maiden Guard figures, 18 Javelin / 2HSw figures, 16 Heavy infantry in mail, and 3 standard bearers already deflashed and primed. (All to add to my existing painted 46 elements, of which 13 are Elephants! There are also some plastic elephants I bought to convert and some old but painted Minifigs 25mm elephant crew which are good figures too.) Well that lot should keep me busy till summer 2023!! Carl with painting mojo (and retired so time to paint!)
jdesmond, wow, that sounds like a tough situation. I hope you are back in your own place now, or soon, and can get back into your own rhythm asap. all best for 2023 to jdesmond, and to all other dba fanaticus members. CarlL
Over the holiday break I got my resin 3d printer up and going, working through some build plate adhesion issues, but hoping to complete some 6mm late roman dba armies and some 2mm three kingdoms dba armies this year.
I am rersearching and planning to build a British Colonial force and a Zulu Impi (Army) to re-fight the Zulu Campaigns of 1879. I already have the figures in 10mm scale from Irregular Miniatures.
I intend to use the DB- Colonial rules which are a supplement to the DBN rules.
A few years back I devised a skirmish game using a very basic set of rules I made up which tried to create a Ballance to the game that it wasn't one sided, but still re-created the feel of the period....I wasn't disappointed.The Brits for their part had to coordinate and concentrate their firepower against the Zulus to stop them from getting into contact and conserve amunition.The Zulus for their part could move more rapidly and had warriors of varying skill and effectiveness...novice-average and veteran,the better their skill level-the harder to stop and once in contact it was a desperate affair for the British.
This led to several jaw-dropping games were the Zulus either managed to slaughter the British or the British managed to fend off the attacks with varying numbers of casualties.In one game a British Sergeant managed to single-handedly fend off nine Zulu warriors until shot down by a Zulu sniper who actually got a lucky shot!
The Films,Documentaries and literature by Ian Knight were great help.🙂
One definite project for 2023 is a Catalan Company army. A high probability project is the Medes, using figures that I originally set aside for EAP. And that perennial bridesmaid, Three Kingdom Chinese, may finally make its way to the painting table.
Yesterday I was organising figures, as you do, and I discovered that I almost had enough troops to recruit a LHG, Theban army. I just need to source enough figures for 3xPs elements. So another project added to the list.
Dienekes, remarked with a laugh, 'Good. Then we'll have our battle in the shade.' - Herodotus, The Histories, 7.226
...since I play more Triumph or ADG; Antiquity, dark age and the Middle Ages or Aztecs I use DBA mainly for the 19th century. I use German language house rules and DBA extensions according to the old DBA 2.2 rules up to Sadan 1879. I am planning a Russian army for the conquest of Turkmenistan...