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No interest in fantasy , pre 1800 , ECW and Jacobite excepted , WW2 Eastern front , anything Ottoman , far East WW2 excepted , and many others, however any campaign featuring British and commonwealth troops makes my ears ***** up.
My only interest is Napoleonic. I have painted other periods for friends including both world wars and medieval but it didn't grab me. But I can understand other people's passion for their particular period. I just hope that the few remaining holes in the Napoleonic range will soon be plugged, for my sake, as well as attention given to other more neglected periods
I have tried to get interested in it - and have dabbled with WW1 aircraft, ships and tanks, but over all it has no interest for me.
Pretty much anything else if fair game, last night I played Undead vs Men of the West, I've got 1/300th scale ships on order, and Red Box Post-Apoc figures in the painting queue.
Just can't get bothered about the Great War.
I collect almost everything from Sumerians through modern day US forces with TWO exceptions:
- The Far East: Samurai/Koreans/Chinese/Mongols (through the end of the 19th Century). My interest picks up with the Russo-Japanese War.
- Renaissance through War of Spanish Succession. I've tried really hard to get into ECW and 30YW but just cannot. One day maybe...
A very interesting topic and shows how diverse our views are BUT NOT A SINGLE NEGATIVE COMMENT about our respective views. Unfortunately, the opposite happens on so many other site!
This is a picture of my entire WWII collection:
My Dad's ship in 1:1250 scale.
I had some Airfix WWII sets when I was a kid, and I like to see what other people do with WWII figures and vehicles but I haven't had a desire to collect them myself and I wouldn't want to start now. There just seems to be such a bewildering number of different tanks and guns, how did they ever keep them all supplied? More ships might be a possibility, but not right now.
Ancients for me means Iron age Britain and the Romans; I can see the interest in Ancient Greeks, Homeric Bronze Age and Egypt; I also have some Sumerians (the grand-daddies of all our figures). But there are ancient armies that I have no idea who they are and I'm happy to stay in ignorance.
Fantasy isn't really my thing. LOTR maybe one day, and I do love to see the posts of a guy on Benno's who's doing great conversions for GOT but the other fantasy figures just don't grab me, Well except for the witch riding a broomstick, vampires, grim reapers, skeleton army and Amazons I have, they're just for fun.
Medievel? Agincourt maybe, otherwise no.
For most things it's not a case of lack of interest, just the fact that I don't need extra periods to cover. Even with Napoleonics, just the Hundred Days is more than enough for me to be getting on with.
Even with subjects I don't want to do myself I'm always happy to see them from other folks, and I like all the different painting/modeling styles and skill levels.