The redux begins here.
As in the slow and methodical reduction of my collection of figures to a more manageable level. So, in this year of benign neglect, I've already started the winnowing. Tonight I pulled out the boxes holding these figures and made a modest reduction. Now there are all of 660 figures in this collection and evenly matched between Robin's side and the Sheriff's side. One thing I've settled on, at least for the peripheral periods, is to have each collection designed to accommodate only six players. While a more detailed new listing will await another day, basically there are now just six foot units per side of 3 heroic and 12 basic figures per unit, two mounted units per side of 12 men on horseback with 12 dismounts, and two Heroic mounted stands per side. There are also five villages per side with each village having a mounted leader stand plus 12 women and children, 12 men per village. Then there are 12 casualties per side and a group of ten dogs and five handlers for each side. I'm pretty sure that will allow for a fine game. Next up - though it sort of started this process - is the Viking set up. Hoping for a much, much larger reduction there and already winnowed down ships and crews a bit.
March 14, 2013
Off in the Splintered Lights an order awaits fulfillment and some rollicking adventures will begin. Well, after the yet to be ordered figures get painted. When will he get his Normans done!?
Well, it would seem yesterday is the day he get's his Normans done, as in May 13th - at least that is the first time I saw them up on Splintered Light's web site. Time to put together an order and get it off. And exercise discipline in keeping the order small enough to be reasonable. Of course, there are other things to order besides Robin Hood related items, though not generally pertinent here - unless there were elk in England. The reason for awaiting the Normans was to round out both The Merry Men and those scoundrels who work for the Sheriff. Off to sort it out.