Friday, September 9, 2016

A Whim and a New Era

I'd been following a bunch of searches on Ebay for awhile now, more from habit than anything, when, the other day, I saw a few lots of Deetail knights and Saracens that was too good to let go by.

And so a new project was born.

In order to keep my purchasing focused and my collection from sprawling (too late), I will build up two armies (to start),  using  Neil Thomas's One Hour Wargames medieval rules as a guide, although Morschauser will most likely get the nod when it comes time for actual play.

That said, I'll make some concessions. In particular when it comes time to fielding archers, which Thomas suggests should be crossbows, based on what I can find and how much I'm willing to spend. Crossbowmen are hard enough to find for the European-ish army, let alone the Saracen / Turkish-ish army.

Now, you undoubtedly  noticed the parenthetical "to start" in an earlier paragraph.

Well, as these things are wont to do, an idea has exploded in my head. My "end-goal" (do wargamers really have stopping points?) is to build armies for my own Hyborian campaign of sorts, where ahistorical match-ups of the ancient and medieval worlds will be a possibility.

I'm already eyeing up 1/32 Roman figures from HaT, TSSD and Expeditionary Force as a possible future army.


  1. Hi,

    I have some of these figures intended for a OHW set-up as well. My problem, though, has been archers. I have some BFC cheapo archers I can press into service, but they are pretty crude next to the rest. Have you found decent archers/crossbowmen that would fit in?

    Best regards,

    Chris Johnson

  2. Whoops--I just realized I already mentioned the archer problem in another post. Sorry about that--chalk it up to my OCD!


    1. Hi Chris,

      No worries - I just finally replied on the other post.