You are probably wondering where I have been in recent weeks, with the rather reduced output on this blog. Well, the answer is quite simple. I have been writing my school reports and generally beginning to 'cross the ts' of this academic year. There is still some six weeks to go, and two more weeks of report writing' but its not all bad, as I know that the long summer holiday beckons and within it, many, many glorious hours of modelling - not to mention gaming.
So what do I intend to do with all this time?
Re-create McDeath of course!
Instead of just lifting the scenarios and forces from the source material, I intend to tweak things for my own ends. For starters, just to get the miniatures painted and on the table I have halved the size of all of the forces suggested in the GM's guide.
For example, the forces of Julia McEwman were originally devised as being made up of Julia herself, Juggo the dwarf, Fergus and forty clansmen. My version will split this neatly in half but keep the characters - so I will field only twenty clansmen. In the future, when the project is well under way, I can always come back and beef up the units.
My plan will be broken down into several stages and I am working on the first one of these as we speak. I intend to collect and paint all the forces required to fight the first battle (Winwood Harbour), build the associated model scenery required and construct a 'custom' gaming board to play it on. All before the Oldhammer Weekend in August!
I better get on with it then!