Ah January, where holiday exhaustion meets the early doldrums of winter. The world is just blah, and if reading the other blogs i'm a fan of is any indication, i'm not the only one. My tank is empty, the next Game Trade is weeks away, TMP has had some interesting announcements, but nothing up my alley. Heck, I was almost tempted at work to tackle the last Call of Cthulhu session's write-up, and that should require a snowstorm with the wife and kids under heavy sedation...
Then, lo and behold, info and ideas come overnight:
From the Gnome Wars yahoo! group that Lon at Brigade runs:
The greens have arrived for the following GW figs
North Artillery Crew
South Artillery Crew
This should fill out the American Gnomes nicely, and force my buddy Brian to finally pick up his Southerners. Can't wait for the actual pics. Lon said these figs should be ready by late January/early February, so there should be plenty for Cold Wars.
To keep on topic, the Americans have me pretty excited. I'm still working very slowly on an unofficial Gnome Gnazetter to cover the Americas, justify my California Imperial Guard, and expand on the idea of the German-American War, to correct the abscense of incompetent Spanish gnomes (The napping gnomes you see in people's yards? Siesta Gnomes. They're the only harmless ones.)
As the true believers know well, I still haven't finish our second big campaign, so visions of Rough Rider gnomes and ViscountEric purchasing vast quanities of little tiny ships to play out the essential naval portion of the campaign may never come to fruition. But hey, a man can dream.
More cool stuff to follow, one post at a time....