Regular readers will have heard me mention "Project X for a while now. Today all can be revealed.
Project X is the Imjin War in 1/1200, with a lovely range of new models from MT Miniatures (the first lien of wargaming models in this scale), supported by a new set of rules by me. The plan is that MT will sell a boxed set of 14 ships for both sides along with a hard copy of the rules, movement templates and dice. Assuming the starter set is successful the models should then also be available in packs (details tbc).
Matt at MT gave me a set of the models this week and I finished painting them up today. I'm really pleased at how they turned out. Matt must have been as well as he immediately posted a "press release" on his Facebook page and to the Naval Wargaming group.
I have to say, I'm quite excited about this. The Imjin War at sea has fascinated me for decades, I started on my first set of rules for it around 30 years ago. Of course, no models were available then so I had to make do with card counters. The next iteration was a variant I drafted for Strange Tydes but again that went nowhere. I reworked my "Cannon, Cross and Crescent" rules a few years ago in the hope that someone would surely make models if these most interesting, distinctive (dare I say bizarre?) ships. And then in a chance encounter at the NWS refight of Midway here in Gloucestershire a couple of years back Matt from MT said he wanted to work up a set of models for wargaming, and did I have any ideas? From that Matt worked up the models whilst I finalised the rules. The original plan was to release the set during the Summer of 2020 but of course the pandemic put the brakes on that. But now Matt is just about ready to proceed.
Fingers crossed the models and rules are a success, as have lots of ideas for new types that his sculptor can try his hand at making!