Thursday, 8 September 2011

More Old School Ponderings!

Hi!

Well I am taking a quick break from the not so exciting job of packing to ponder some more old school gaming possibilities.

I started gaming in the early 90s with Space Crusade which introduced me to the joys of classic GW miniatures but never had the money to buy what I wanted, be that a classic Imperial Guard force or chaos warband. Alas i find myself in much the same circumstances now. I really want to have a bash at collecting some old school miniatures as they have so much more character than the newer offerings.

I recently dug out my old Citadel Miniatures catalogue from the early 90s and have enjoyed looking at all the old miniature wonders it contained and it got me to thinking is it possible to collect some of these but on a really tight budget?


Citadel Catalogue

It seems to be quite a popular pastime these days and the cost of buying many of these miniatures is frankly getting ludicrous and theres no way I can afford to spend a fortune collecting large forces, especially for the likes of Warhammer.

The remarkable ruleset Song of Blades brings the possibility back to the realms of reality though as I could conceivably play games with only a few figures per side and from experience, have a really good time doing so.

Therefore, I have decided to keep my eyes open for bargains and see what I can come up with! Over the coming months I am hoping to collect some small warbands using a mixture of old Citadel, Marauder, Grenadier and Ral Partha miniatures!

These warbands will then see use in small skirmishing in Aeroth!

Alongside this I am going to try and sculpt up some large forces in 15mm scale in the style of the classic miniatures! This should keep me entertained for some time to come!

Hopefully I will have somethin to show in a couple of weeks!

All the best!

3 comments:

  1. Hi!

    I am fairly sure I have some old heartbreaker dwarves and goblins kicking around somewhere along with some old citadel orcs!

    Alas they are sat in storage at my parents house and I wont be there till mid november!

    I am going to budget myself to £10 a month (including postage costs) for the bargain hunting as thats about all I can spare at the moment. It should also ensure that I get chance to paint everything I buy before getting anything else!

    All the best!Hi!

    I am fairly sure I have some old heartbreaker dwarves and goblins kicking around somewhere along with some old citadel orcs!

    Alas they are sat in storage at my parents house and I wont be there till mid november!

    I am going to budget myself to £10 a month (including postage costs) for the bargain hunting as thats about all I can spare at the moment. It should also ensure that I get chance to paint everything I buy before getting anything else!

    All the best!

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  2. I actually love the look of the old Citadel miniatures. Good luck with this.

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