|The scratch-built Mortar Platform|
Now if there is a phrase I particularly dislike it is 'thought shower'. It ranks with 24-7, tipping point, embedded and paradigm shift all of which are equally cringe making.
Ironic then that I actually have many of my most creative wargaming ideas in the shower. As my recent summer holiday came to regrettable end I was having a shower and mulling over the fact that the game communicated for this year's Claymore show was a Great Northern War effort for which I had done zero planning, zero painting and was basically not even out of the starting blocks with.
|Merchantman rigged for wargaming!|
I also wanted to use my newly finished ships and so.....
The idea of a late war Russian encroachment into Sweden came to mind and then it all started to tumble out... a thought shower... ughh, more accurately, some thoughts in the shower.
|Make in Deutschland, bought in Belgium, painted in Alba|
The first was to put some of the new Great Northern War Swedes in trenches. This idea I had previously used for Napoleonic Russians but those were plastic and in summer trenches. I wanted metal models in winter trenches this time.
|Cutting them gave me shivers|
|A meld of manufacturers|
As an appetite sharpener I have included one shot each of the some of the finished stuff. The 'How to' stuff will come later.