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Plans for 2018



Main plan is to get more than 2,000 points in the  TooFatLardies Painting Challenge 2018. This is run by Robert Avery on his Vis Lardica website and allows me to keep track of what I have painted and helps keep me motivated.  I’ve managed to get to my 2,000 point target in two of the four years the challenge has been run.    My priority this year will be to  get stuff I’ve already bought painted and on to the gaming table.  But we all know how that works as something news and shiny comes into view.  So here are the plans.

  • 28mm Napoleonics for Sharp Practice:  Supports for my French and for my Spanish guerillas, and a complete force for the British.  I had most of the models I’m going to need for this bought and assembled in the autumn of 2016  , but I’ve never got round to painting them.
  • 15mm French Indian War:  I’ve already got forces for French and British but there’s a load of unpainted British Light Infantry in a box in the study.   They’ve been sitting there for years.  Will 2018 be the year I finally get them done?
  • 10mm WWII – I made great progress on this project last year when I painted a load of French infantry and armour.  I need to do some mounted cavalry and still need to buy transports for my  Dragons Portés and fill in with a few bits and bobs.   Eagerly looking forward to the promised Western Front 1940 supplements for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum.
  • Fantasy  – I’ll probably get at least one of the new warbands coming along for Shadespire.


  • Gaslands – I’ve got a whole load of Hotwheels and Matchbox cars already converted for this “game of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem” but I’ve got plans for an armoured bus and a War Rig.  And I’ll be looking in at Poundland every now and again to see if they’ve got any cars that I fancy.

That’s it for my painting plans but I’m sure that will change as the year goes on.



  • Gaslands – some gates needed for Gaslands death races.
  • 6mm WWII – I need to get myself some village/town terrain done.    I’ve made a start with a couple of maisons  bourgeois but I need to expand on this.  Looking closely at the 6mm Normandy range from Leven Miniatures.   They have got a really rather comprehensive range of different buildings.  The buildings in this range really hit the spot for Normandy, no sticking the “Normandy” label on any old generic building for Leven.
  • 10mm WWII – I have very little scenery for my 10mm 1940 stuff, I use my 6mm bocage hedges as nor,mal hedges for 10mm and I have some trees.  That’s it, I need some more.
  • 28mm Peninsular War – I’ve already done some of the rather nice buildings from Charlie Foxtrot’s Pantile range, but I feel some more coming on.


  • The Perrys are still making their British Sailors and Marines  and I’m still tempted.
  • 15mm Gurkhas for Burma – I’ve got all the Japanese I need but nobody to fight them.  I really like the look of these Gurkhas from Eureka Miniatures.

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2 Responses

  1. Dave Knight says:

    Getting over to Falkirk for a few more games would help your target Derek

    I am also interested in 10mm WW2 but am starting from a zero base. I had a game of Blitzkrieg Commander last Monday which was good fun http://leadwarriordavek.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/first-game-of-blitzfrieg-commander.html I will be keeping at look out at shows this year to see if I can pick up any painted stuff

  2. Derek says:

    I’m along to Falkirk for a game tomorrow night. That will make it seven games in January.

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