Category Archives: When Imagination Fails

On the workbench

Well, really not a workbench, more in storage in the cellar until I take them out and do something with them.  Anyway, what I am prepping and painting.

For the ancient ships I have finished removing any flashing and have started to glue together:

  • 12 Athenian Triremes
  • 12 Phoenician Triremes
  • 6 Quadremes
  • 3 Heptares

For the Babylon 5 ships I have finished removing any flashing and have started to glue together and/or drill mounting holes for a number them including some whitestars, 3 shadow ships, 2 vorlon lt. cruisers and a bunch of earth alliance and minbari capital ships.

And I have put on hold some UK 1/285th armor that I have primed and have applied a base coat to.  FV432s, Scorpions/Scimitars/Spartans/etc.  I need to get the others built, primed and with a base coat before the cold weather comes.

When imagination fails …

… peace will not prevail.

War seems to happen when all sides have exhausted their ability to think up imaginative ways of peacefully dealing with their conflict.  Seemed like a fitting title for a blog about miniature wargames and a useful counter point to my blog on gaming nonviolent direct action.

The periods I game tend to be:

  • 1980s NATO/Warsaw Pact land conflict in Europe (1/285th scale)
  • Classical/Hellenistic Greek and Roman naval conflicts (1/900 scale)
  • Babylon 5 star ship battles (~1/5000 scale?)

For now there won't be much here until I have more time.  Too many miniatures to paint in the little spare time I have.