It's been almost a year, a long time really, since I've looked to expand my Ogre/GEV forces. I've been having a bit of a sabbatical from my miniature wargaming this year having been working on writing three novels, which you can read about here if you should so desire?
Anyway, The above picture shows my next stage of expansion of my forces. Last year I was very lucky to be able to purchase some more Combine miniatures from Daniel who was going over to Austin to be the new Ogre line developer. Hence the unpainted models waiting to be assembled in due course.
As you can see I did somehow managed to paint the first colour on the North American Combine miniatures I had squirreled away in my maturing box that were previously shown here, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page. As a reminder I've had these models sitting around waiting for me to do something with them for a very long time indeed. How long? Twenty years, which is a bit embarrassing really, except I do have the excuse of going off to train to be a nurse and working and other stuff like that.
The obvious observation is that miniatures don't paint themselves and it takes time to get an army together. I've been looking through my notes on the number of armour units and infantry one needs to be able to play GEV scenarios and have identified a shortfall of miniatures in a number of areas. However, getting these as a MiB is proving problematical as they are Warehouse 23 specials, and not generally available product, which means I'm not going to be able to realistically have enough miniatures to run GEV scenarios this year at Dragonmeet. Next year, fingers crossed this situation will have changed.