I rediscovered 1/72 plastic soldiers late last year... 15 years of gaming and the thought never struck me to go out and buy some to game with... and lord knows why. They are most certianly the cheapest gaming option out there at a mere £5.00 for some 40+ models. Modern plastics are extremely well detailed, the ranges available are vast and there's a long list of boxes in the pipeline.
So whats the down side....
We'll they're more than a drag to paint, too fiddly and in all truth they can be quite dull en masse. They are also made of a flexable plastic which I find causes problems with flaking whilst painting.
Other than that they're a steal.
So what an I using them for I hear you cry.
Firstly we have last years project, Warmaster Napoleonics, a few tweeks to the system and it seems to work quite well. 120 French troops painted and based in a little over 3 months. Good going for me, although I never want to pain blue again!
Now more recently I'm back into Ancients, with the releases from ceaser tugging at my wallet I caved in and bought several boxes. The plan was to use warmaster rules once again, scaled up a little with added flavour but after testing out the changes last weekend that plan was shelved. Now it's going to be WAB (Warhammer Ancient Battles) this should make life easy as I collected and gamed various GW products for a long time so the rules shouldn't be too hard to pick back up.
So now may I present to you my 1/72 WAB Myceneans... Or at least some of them
Still have some final bits to sort out (the bases for starters) and also the unfortunate fact that none of them have spears or javalins... Going to have to study those army lists and then do a few modifications.
You'll see more soon.