Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Adding to the Gaming Project List

Holy cow, it’s the last day of July? Where is the summer going?

The other day I actually started compiling a list of gaming wants. Not really the same as needs, mind you. But wants. Some things to fill in gaps in existing projects in the hopes of kickstarting them. Some things for projects that barely got off the ground. Some scenery items. Actually, that last bit would really help if I ever actually did do a game. Specifically I’m talking about some ACW and WW2 stuff from Paper Terrain.

Suffice to say, the outcome was rather scary. Do I really desire that much stuff? Especially when there is so much to do as it is?

So I did the only logical thing. I placed an order to Eureka USA.

I’ve never actually had any Eureka minis, so that was a factor. But so was their line of Teddy Bears. Yes, you read that right: Teddy Bears. I have two daughters, remember? And, believe it or not, right now they are on a Yankee Doodle kick. They sing the song relentlessly. And make up words. Riding on a moose? Called it spaghetti? I have showed them some videos of fife and drums playing the tune, and they seemed to like it. So I ordered some SYW Teddy Bears fifers and drummers to paint up for them, with an ultimate goal of someday getting more and teaching them a rudimentary game of some sort.

At the same time, I ordered some Marbleheaders for my AWI project that I have had my eye on for several years, as well as some SYW Saxons to serve as Brunswickers on a future Saratoga project. Woe to me when the Perrys release their AWI plastic British and I can put Saratoga hats on them!

Finally, I threw a couple packs of Aztecs in their for kicks. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I have a very small collection of Aztecs I have thought about selling. But upon digging them out, they are pretty nice and I was rather proud of the paint jobs. Then somewhere I read it may be possible to adapt Saga to Aztecs. That’s a long-term project for sure, but just add it to the list.


  1. The buying disease strikes again, always nice to hear of good buys....and teddy bears!

  2. uh oh the curse of the Teddy Bears strikes again!

  3. Yes, it's true on both counts. But what's a gamer to do!? As an addendum, I ordered these last evening, and just now, less than 20 hours later, received a shipping notice via email. Wow.