Thursday, 4 June 2009

An Apology

First off i`d like to apologise for my very negative last post,i`ve now read the "War Game Companion",properly and i now realise that it`s all about sharing a personal history from one of the luminaries of our hobby and whose father was one of the giants and giving us an insight into their views and core beliefs about the hobby.Also,about sharing some very interesting and inspirational ideas,so it was just me,being me after all.
Anyway,the new Great War Minis BEF limber and crew arrived yesterday and to be really honest i do think it`s over-priced for what it is,it`s very nice and well detailed,but you don`t get a lot for your money.You get 3 ridden horses,3 un-ridden horses,2 limber riders,and one limber,going off Great War`s current pricing system i feel that £20 would be a more realistic price or if you`re going to charge £25,then throw in an artillery piece as well,still you pays your money and you takes your choice and ,let`s face it ,you`re not going to buy very many are you maybe 2 just for a bit of interest on the gaming table or maybe just a one-off for the desk or the side-board.After all that i still reckon Great War are the best WW1 minis around(although they are faced with stiff competition from Musketeer,and the Austrians and Italians from Scarab Minis are looking very interesting-wrong part of the war for me really,but i could be tempted)and are my chosen range for my 1914 Western Front project-just,please release the Belgians and dis-mounted cavalry with horse-holders and i`ll be happy.
I was thinking the other night about how much i admire people such as Phil Olley and Bill Gaskin and their single-minded approach to the hobby and i was basically blaming my complete lack of focus on there not being a suitable range around which i could build my armies and how the 18th century was beckoning and if only Musketeer would crack on with the GNW range when i got to thinking that the Helion 1866 range is everything i desire in,what i would call,a core period,plenty of gameable actions,a wide variety of troop types,pretty flags,colourful(ish) uniforms and they stood up,and marched around in full vie, to fight.So i`ve no longer got an excuse.
Now i`m off to the Scarab Minis website to check out their figs and who knows maybe buy a few samples,and i`m going to have a look at the Helion range of Prussian flags and lance pennants.

cheers,Andy

2 comments:

Matt said...

It may seem obvious, but I LOVE the Helion@s!!

P.S. Congrats...on 6 hours sleep!!!

Matt

PANDYS RANT said...

Hi Matt,
Yes,i`ve noticed,but then again,there`s a lot to love,i just wish i didn`t keep getting side-tracked.
I also wish i got six hours kip a night.

cheers,Andy