Sunday, 17 June 2012

Wargaming Sacrilege ?.


Been casting up some more 40mm SYW  using Prince August molds and whilst rummaging around my wargaming storage area (that sounds rather grand - actually a bunch of old cardboard boxes ) I came across 3 bags of Old Glory 15mm Napoleonics . I must have had these about 10 years and I think my original plan was to replace my then 15mm army with Old Glory - but as I have sold my 15mm armies I have no use for them, so I thought should I melt them down ?. My wargaming colleague 'A' was somewhat alarmed at this deliberate vandalism of perfectly good figures and I must admit it was a bit strange tipping them into the melting pot , but I rationalised this with the idea that they are finally being used - if in a rather different form . Having broken this taboo I have started scouring my lead mountain for other figures that can be cannibalised . Below some of the fruits of my labours.


5 comments:

  1. There is something rather poignant seeing the doomed figures gradually melt in the ladle perhaps the final part to be liquidised being a head or frantically clutching arm, but metal being the price it is....

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  2. It shows you are an efficient general - always use the better manpower to get your targets.
    Don´t feel a guilty conscience. Me too, I melt all the time olg and good figures.
    Impatient to see your next bataillion.
    Monseigneur

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  3. All my spare figures and other metal bits and bobs left over from conversions go into the pot

    My view : "if you're not going to use them, then cast them up into something that you will"

    -- Allan

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  4. Anything which reduces the pile of 'Nappies' has to be a good thing!
    Hugh

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