10mm IABSM game
On the research front I finally finished compiling a 73 page document with Orders of Battle for the various forces engaged in the Turkish War of Independence/ Asia Minor Campaign/ Turkish-Armenian War/ Cilician War 1919-1922. These includes specific OOBs for about 50 actions and battles specific to the Greek-Turkish War. This en-devour is part of my broader project "Salvation and Catastrophe" for the upcoming 100 years of the TWI/AMC, which includes both academic research, and war-gaming projects. My intentions is to make the OOBs available for sale for a small price, as a way to fund the hobby and perhaps chip at the students loans that I still have to service.I will keep you posted.
Greek-Turkish War 1919-1922. Greek position assaulted by Turkish infantry
On the other hand though I have not been able to move forward with play-testing the Bloody Big Balkan Battles scenarios. Chris Prngle and his friends, and my friend Morten and his Danish friends, have been a great help. We are very close to finishing the first play-test for every scenario (only 4 left to do) and even for finishing the 2nd play-test for every scenario (8 more play-tests needed). But I have had to do most of mine as solo-games and I find it hard to find the time with the semester started to do this. And I will confess I am just a bit dispirited that not more people have offered to help.This makes me question if the scenario supplement for "Salvation and Catastrophe" that I was planning is worth doing. Anyway we will see. I really would like to see BBB come out in 2018. Hopefully I will find the energy.
At the same time I have reached a painting ennui phase. I have been burned out by the projects of the last year. I really would like to do something new (me and Onur are talking late 17th, early 18th century Ottoman wars, and I am looking at Maurice and Might and Reason for it), but I dread painting full armies. And I am still committed to a 1866 Austrian Army (which I want to do, but dread painting).
As a diversion from these hobbyist problems I did buy Scythe, a board-game. The goal was to get a game that can accommodate many players, and one that my non-wargaming friends can also enjoy. Scythe has minis, and I decided to paint them up.
The Saxons (German Empire expy)
The Nordics (essentially steampunk Vikings)
Crimea (Tartar expy)
Polonia (Poland expy)
Rusviet (Russia expy)