Welcome everyone to another random musing from my mind.
Today the question is when to stop with an army. Because seriously I struggle! I always start a project with the idea that it will have a nice clear defined end point, that due to the twin powers of theoryhammer (theory of war in this context maybe?) and also my awesome battle prowess - my first list is the one which is THE list for that force. Sadly I'm thwarted by two equally powerful forces at every turn.
The first of these is the fact that after a few games of play testing the list I realise that I've not made the right decision. If you look back at my Tale of winter gamers, you'll notice that I realised this early on and changed my mind, and if you look at my review of the schwerepanzerjager you'll also see how even the best laid of initial ideas don't survive contact with the enemy (in fact even now i want to revisit and mix up that list!)
But the other idea which keeps me looking on and on is the fact that you can always make another list - you can always buy that one other unit to try something fresh and exciting! As I write this article I'm currently painting the mortars for my commonwealth force and I can't help but think that I could really benefit from some 6 pdrs (I know my para's have some but they won't fit - we all have our demons ok!) or some HMG's or even some daimlers. It's because of this that I even bought the landmattress!
In fact this can become such an obsession for me that you end up like my volksgrenadiers where I could fill out the entire organisation chart - just because otherwise I would have that nagging feeling that I'm missing out on something which could make the army go from good to awesome sauce!
So is this the way that you collect or do you have that ability to control yourself so much that you can come up with the list and just do the list? I think that one of my aims for 2014 is going to be to just do this, but I know I'll keep getting that nagging feeling that I could really do with trying out one other unit.
Well I hope you find that thought interesting, for now I need to return to my mortars, and my late war brits, except for the units which make them canadians - oh and i'm thinking of branching them out to a MW army too - please I need help!