Jan 302010
 

The ‘On the workbench 2009′ has now been replaced with the 2010 Painting Master Plan! Now, given that we’re almost at the end of January and I haven’t even picked up a brush yet it may be extremely optimistic! As you can tell the theme for 2010 is 6mm. The Justinian Byzantines will hopefully get finished and there likely be a few left over to paint up as Sassanians and Huns to oppose them although I’m not putting them on the list!

The big project is the 6mm Corps for Grande Armee. There is a plan to run an 1815 campaign at the Tyneside Wargames Club and having had a few great games of Grande Armee last year I’ve decided to put together Bulow’s IV Korps. I pretty well have all the figures and reference material sorted so it’s just a matter of finding time to paint the buggers!

And the final big project is again influenced by Sam Mustafa and that is a small army for use with his new Lasalle rules. I’ve always fancied an 1806 Prussian army. They seemed to get such a stomping at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt that I just see them as a challenge! I keep steeling myself to read the thread on the reasons for the Prussian collapse over on TMP but haven’t quite had the courage yet! I’ve gone for a Saxon Allied brigade as well just for a bit of variety. I’m still doing the research on this so will be attempting to tie in the Lasalle brigades with actual units so they have a proper identity.

I also have Phil over at Firezone Studios painting a few 1806 French for me – just a few units to give me some opponents as I think Stephen at the club is looking at a Lasalle army as well.

With both the Lasalle armies I will be using 40x20mm bases and I have a plan to be able to slot these in to the centre of 60x60mm bases to allow me to use the figures for Grande Armee as well. I have some sample bases from WarBases but am waiting on some other parts and some additional figures before I base some samples up (French) to test the theory. Infantry and cavalry should work fine but artillery may be a problem as the Grande Armee bases are 30x60mm long and thin and I intended basing the Lasalle artillery on 40mm frontage. We shall see…

So that’s the plan. The diagram to the right will gradually see more square turn red as units/bases are completed. Honest…

So is there going to be anything else? I’d like to do a couple of 15mm AWI units, especially once the new Peter Pig range comes out. And some more zombies and maybe werewolves! And I have a strange hankering to look at Future War Commander but that may be a bad idea! :)

And I shall be returning to ASL (Advanced Squad Leader). More on this in a future post, although I may just resurrect my ASL Stuff and Nonsense blog and keep the miniatures and boardgames separate.

The next post will have some pictures!

Andy

  4 Responses to “2010 Painting Master Plan!”

  1. Andy, How did you do the grid in the frame at right? It looks like maybe a chunk of Excel ported in or something…

  2. That's much more of an organized plan than I'm ever able to make. I'm lucky if I can decide what my next unit will be, let alone a whole year's plan! I guess I have painting ADD!

  3. Eric, yes, put together in OpenOffice spreadsheet, exported to PDF and then a screen capture to get it as a JPG. Bit of a faff but should be OK.

    Allan. It is an optimistic plan and I have serious doubts I'll achieve it. Especially as next week is the first show of the year in York and I'll invariably have 'another slight diversion'!

    Andy

  4. Ooh, 1806! Another one of those campaigns I've been meaning to do for a while, but have never gotten around to.

    Good luck!

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