While most bloggers are using the first post of 2023 to display their early year paint jobs, I instead rebased my 15mm Seven Years War stuff for Volley and Bayonet.
Now, I don't have a lot of 15mm, but I remember buying the earliest figures here (Matchlock Miniatures) in the 1990s when 'Last of the Mohicans' came out, with a view to French & Indian War action.
|Matchlock miniatures from the 90s (Green Howards of course)|
|More Matchlock French|
There are also some Lancashire Games and Frei Korps figures in there for good measure, but here's the rub...
These figures were originally based in the nineties - on single and collective 3/8" per figure cardboard;
- then rebased for Volley & Bayonet around 2010
- then rebased on 30x30s to fit the groups' scheme around 2017
- now rebased once more for Volley and Bayonet...(on 3"x1.5" and 3"x3")
What the hell am I doing? ...
Well, as the kidz say this days, 'I like the aesthetic' of the chunky V&B base for one, and I'm trying to get back into it as a multi-player, multi-period standard when Field of Battle will not do. Granted, having a lot of 3mm MDF which I got cut to various sizes many years ago, most certainly helps too.
And dammit...I have to say, aside from task of leveraging PVA stuck figures off their old bases, without a risk assessment, and the chance of slicing a finger off or losing an eye - I actually enjoy rebasing?!?! The new flock always looks good, for a while...
In other news, I recently sold this 1989 boardgame on boardgamegeek: