Ok, the first one is directly wargaming related.
Is it finnaly time to get into ACW again, now I tried ACW in 6mm, 15mm and 28mm, and if I start again, I'll go for 15mm, 6mm realy wasn't that much faster to paint, and while the Adler 6mm are realy nice, I just feel like 15mm is right for me in ACW.
But when doing ACW, a good 50% isn't the figures, but the terrrain, I have said before and I say it again, american countryside is the best wargaming terrain ever, be it AWI or ACW. it's so lush, prestine.
I got the wheat fields and corn fields, but to realy do ACW you need lots and lots of trees. Since I suck at arts and crafts I'll have to buy some, and trees are often either really nice looking but hard to wargame with, or ugly but easy to wargame with. So any help or links to what you feel is good looking american style trees that is still good when it comes to gaming, it would be apritiated.
Now I want to do part of Shiloh, Now I'm thinking of instead of my usual 1:20, I was thinking johnny reb III in 1:30, now it means that some unis will be a puny 12-13 figures, and even big 800 man regiments will only be about 25-27 figures, BUT it will let me field atleast 1 corps of the Confederate army, and two divisions of union army,(1 will ofcourse be the 5th under Sherman, my favorite ACW general) that's about 25 000 soldiers, or 857 figures at 1:30, which is easly fitet on my table, should have plenty of room for that.
So mabye I can live with the 13 figure regiments, from the looks of it, most regiments will be atleast 500 strong many over 600, it also means the regiments will be quick and easy to paint up, if they are so small, any unit under 20, I can do in a single day.
So should I start to get some ACW again, I love the period, and I should realy do acw wargaming, it's great period to reseach and live in.
The second is less wargame related, I've been thinking of starting a video series on Youtube, about military history, for starters Napoleoinc period I know most about, but also AWI and ACW.
I've been told I'm good at explaning history to people, so I might give it a try, what I plan on doing is first give the viewers the tools to understand the period, the first few videoes will will explane the political situation in the dawn of the Napoleoinc period, mostly dealing with the major powers, but also minor powers like Sweden, Spain(if you can call it minor) ect.
The explane how the weapons and amunition works, muskets, cannon, canister ect.
Then the tactics, strategies and doctrines. And finnaly make videoes about the campaigns and the period it self, not going to much into the details, because I know there are thousands of wargamers and historians out there, that know the period dozens of times better then me, and if I go into to much details, I will most likely make some mistakes and people will call me a hack, and miss educatior ect.
The Napoleoinc period is big and I'm guessing even just the intoduction videoes will be 3-5 10+ minute videoes, then mabye another 15 videoes about the wars them self, so this will take months or a year or more to do, but it might be fun.
So should I do it, it means I have to buy atleast a webcam, some audio stuff and video editor program.