"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time"
Sir Edward Grey August 3rd 1914
I know I'm a bit late for remembrance day (not beeing celebrated over here in Germany anyway) but painting and especially basing took longer than anticipated.
This small Vignette (Pinmarker or similiar) of a fallen German soldier of the later period of the Great War is intended to be the start of my next big project. Gaming the Great War in 28mm.
The casualty is from the superb range of 'Late War Germans' by Great War Miniatures. On the pics the bricks unfortunately look a bit out of scale.
Somehow this project is on my mind for quite some time now and following great blogs like 'Roundwood's World' by Sidney or the superb 'Analogue Hobbies' by Curt didn't make things easier to resist.
Lately I decided to give in and aquired a bunch of particular well painted Germans. These will form the core of my German Army and later will get some touch ups. This way I can concentrate on doing some heavy weapons etc. and then go on to the opponents.
At the moment I'm torn between doing the eastern front using the formidable 'RJW Russians' by Tsuba Miniatures and the 'WW1 Russians' by Musketeer Miniatures. Or I'll follow more beaten tracks and go for the western front. There I'd like to do some French but haven't found suitable Miniatures yet. Neither Great War Miniatures nor Renegade Miniatures (not beeing available atm.) do some and the Scarab Miniatures ones don't really appeal to me.
Maybe the WW2 'Defenders of France' Set from Warlord Games is the way to go but first I have to figure out how much conversion would be needed.
For the rules I'm aiming for a mix of 'Bolt Action' by Warlord Games and 'The Great War' and it's supplement 'Over The Top' by the now unfortunately defunct Warhammer Historical. Both rulesets in my eyes have close enough resemblances to Warhammer 40k to be merged together.
Ok, now enough of my rumblings for now and thanks for viewing!