Saturday, February 4, 2012

Imagination 2012...still here

It seems as though months have passed since my last post...lo and behold, it's true. A major shift of focus in my life has had me absent from the hobby for the most part although I've still been paying attention to the comings and goings in the hobby. Most especially I was struck by Old Glory's and Crusader Miniatures' decision not to renew their manufacturing and distribution agreement for North America. I took full advantage of the remaining time before December 31 and ordered the rest of my planned ImagiNation collection, knowing full well I was in a deep painting funk and wouldn't touch them for a very long time. But the 40% discount was difficult to ignore. Luckily, I'm now set up for quite some time. And we won't talk about the WWII Fallschirmjaeger platoon I also ordered

So, having said all that, I've been able to generate a little more interest in the hobby over the last couple of weeks. Of course, this may be the result of my impending trip to Cold Wars in March. I'm hoping the trip will fully rekindle my hobby interest. In the last couple of weeks I've been able to finish the basing and standards for a couple of new ImagiNation units that were painted way back in October & November. The largest addition is the Regiment der Grenadiere Oettinger, my first unit for the Das Kasierreich, arch-enemy of Le Grand-Duche de Gourmandie. 

Once again I apologize for the quality of the pictures. My trusty camera is on its last legs and must soon be relegated to the scrap heap.

Regiment der Grenadiere Oettinger. Crusader Miniatures painted by Karl Friedrich. 
I particularly like the sapper on the right side of the picture. If you'd like to contact Karl about painting commissions, let me know and I can pass along his email address.

Regiment der Infanterie Kromabacher. Crusader Miniatures.
This is only the first division of the battalion. When finished it will have three divisions of eight figures each, plus command and a 3lb battalion gun and crew.

 The might of Das Kaiserreich, as it stands so far.

And the breadth of power available to Le Grand-Duc de Gourmandie.