If it's August, then it's time to fill out the Great Wargaming Survey from Jasper and crew over at Wargaming, Soldiers and Strategy magazine.Here's a Link:www.greatwargamingsurvey.comThe WSS gang have been doing this survey since 2014 and it garners up to 8,000 responses a year from across the globe. It's become a very important tool for learning how to expand the hobby and has pointed out some challenges we'll all nee to overcome it we want this hobby to continue in a meaningful way.This year's survey has been streamlined a bit so will be even easier to fill out. Please be candid. When taking surveys like this I always have to guard against responding as the gamer that I am, rather than the gamer I aspire to be.Sadly, you may have noticed me in a few segments analyzing the survey results to date. As part of the LittleWarsTV crew (a very small part), I've been helping Jasper and team look at the data and try and figure out some trends. The data has proven very interesting with bo
Here's my entry into the AHPC9 for this week, lots of War of the Spanish Succession goodness!I've been painting like a demon the last couple of weeks, 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there.And I've got this lot done, If only I could paint mine as quick all year round!!Theses are once again for his nibs next door, von Postie, the evil one.He has a Pirate collection that he bought from Reject Fran before he buggered off back to Ireland. Postie wanted some Government troops to add to the collection.I chose the 22nd foot circa 1708 for him, as they were stationed in the West Indies at the time."On the outbreak of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1701, the regiment was posted to Jamaica; this was a notoriously unhealthy location and Sir Henry Belasyse transferred his Colonelcy to William Selwyn. The regiment spent the next twelve years in the West Indies; soon after arrival in April 1702, Selwyn died and was replaced by Thomas Handasyad, both as Colonel and Governor of Jamaica. Thomas returned to England a
Another, 'non project' and something I have wanted to do for quite some time. Originally I had planned to use Pendraken miniatures but van Dyck figures (http://vandyckmodelsandfigurines.be/index.php/home.html) have started to release a new range of WSS figures. So I picked up a couple of bags of basic infantry, suitable for French and Spanish and gave them a test paint.These representing the Spanish Regiment Zuniga, from Brigade Zuniga, Divison Birkenfeld.I did not have time to pick up the command packs before I came to work so I will buy these once home.The figures themselves are very nicely cast, no flash and very simple to paint, which suits my style.I look forward to expanding the collection as van Dyck expand the range.
And in 2018 Wargames Soldiers & Strategy once again hosts the Great Wargaming Survey! For the fifth year in a row, Wargames Soldiers & Strategy magazine is running the Great Wargaming Survey. With many thousands of respondents every year to an ever evolving (and sometimes revolving) set of questions, it gives a constantly improving image […]