A Chain of ConsequencesGanesha Games. These are a very popular set of wargame rules for fantasy skirmishes and I had been vaguely thinking about buying them for some time. However, it was this post on Brummie's Wargaming Blog which finally pushed me over the edge. After all, it was only $8 (US) to download the PDF and I already have the means to print out such documents.
For the first day or so after this I flipped through the rules, becoming more and more interested as I did so. I began to wonder which models from my collection might be suitable for a test game, when my eye came to rest on the description of the Lethal attribute. The very first example given was for a Witch Hunter, who might know exactly how to be lethal to harmless-but-unpleasant old women (my words, not verbatim from the rules!).
Hmm, the evil side still seems a bit lightweight. Somewhere I've got a couple of Games Workshop banshees already painted, I think. I can use one or both as ghosts or evil spirits of some kind. Also, while rooting through my box of bases I found an old packet of plastic giant rats, again from Games Workshop. They're not the greatest of sculpts, but I can paint these up to add some expendables to the witches' force.
So, I'm now 7 days into this new venture. I have to locate some of my models that are in medium-deep storage and, more importantly, I have 13 humans, 3 witches and a large number of rats to paint up. Also I'll need to print out quick reference sheets and character cards and design a scenario, preferably all before Halloween. I really didn't need any more projects right now. WHAT HAVE I DONE?!