Friday, 30 December 2011

AKULA's ARMIES - Dedicated Webpage

I've decided to set up a separate page to keep track of the figures I get made, for the WW1 Russian-themed Dwarves Project i've started.

You can access the new page, by clicking on the link, on the righthand side of this page. Apart from photos of the figures, there is also details of how you can get hold of some, if you are interested. Please note, I haven't got any plans to make any of the other figures that i've featured in my other blog pages available - this is strictly a hobby for me, I don't have any plans to set up a commercial venture. Wargaming is my main form of stress relief!

Review of 2011

All in all, its been a good year for my gaming projects. I've definitely had less focus than in previous years - before i've typicallyspent most of my time on a single project, whether building a 10 foot long aircraft carrier, or painting 250+ zombies. This year i've been drawn to a number of different projects, but have still done pretty well, IMHO, in terms of actual completion.

Battlefield saw action, at Salute 2011, and the Battlefield Appeal has so far raised >£575 for The Combat Stress Charity (link on the top right of this page). I've decided to keep this going for 2012, and hope we can raise even more, for this very worthwhile cause.

Both my Vietnam, and Battlestar projects have progressed, perhaps not as much as i'd have liked, but are well under way - Star Wars was always on the backburner, and looks et to remain so, for now at least, due to my latest project - World War One Fantasy. The latter is focussed upon delivering a viable game for Salute 2012, and is already accompanied by the start of a range of figures, that you will be able to get hold of shortly.

Once Salute is out of the way, I'll be able to make some real progress on both Galactica, and Vietnam, but hope to have some more developments, on at least one of these projects before then.

Thanks again for following my blog - i'd like to wish you all the best for 2012.



Thursday, 15 December 2011

New Figures - the first of the WW1 Russian Dwarves

Thought you'd appreciate a look at the first of the Russian-themed Dwarves that Bob Olley has sculpted for my WW1 Fantasy Project. In total there are 15 figures in the first "wave" of the project, although the interchangable heads means that i've got plenty of options. They've gone off to Griffin for moulding, and I should have some castings by the end of the year.

Unlike some of my other projects, thees will be available, on a limited basis - please note though, this is my hobby, and I don't want to turn it into a business. The runs will be limited in scale, and any proceeds wil be ploughed back into future releases (i'm already working on the next "wave"). I will let people know how they can get hold of some, at a later date (ie when i've got some in my hand). In the meantime, I hope you like the photos.