A modern version of OS is 'Funny Little Wars' a homage to Wells's 'Little Wars' with its matchstick firing cannon . I am aware that OS may not be to everyones taste , it may be my 'mid-life' wargaming crisis, but the older I get the more I am drawn to it .
Friday, 2 November 2012
Old School - 'What Art Thou ?'
A conversation with my wargaming colleague 'A' about my Old School projects set me thinking - 'what is Old School' ? . It is a question that has been asked before and discussed in the wargaming media and numerous blogs, so all I can do is give my ideas what it means to me personally. The first thing is the figures - plainer, older types such as Spencer Smith or maybe Minifigs . Painted in a 'Toy Soldier' way , brightly and given a high gloss varnish . Singularly mounted on non-scenic bases and lots of them ! , units of 24-36 figures for infantry , 12-18 cavalry. The scenery- plain and not elaborate , contoured hills and those cute old fashioned Merit trees and hedges . The rules have to be simple ! , I tend to play OS solo and I want to remember them in my head, Grant's 'The Wargame' or Young's 'Charge' sum OS up !.