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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ACW

Well, make sure you wipe it up when you finish.

ho/20MM/1/72 hobby will be dead at 2016 ad

The last battle of waterloo anniversary sets bought by pensioners last spending money. the producers wishing they had made and stocked sets 10 years ago and listened to their collectors.

Now its 2016, the airfix generation approaching rest homes and dieing of broken hearts from the coup d'amour of the sets that never were.

Computer games advances in last 3 years is immense and perhaps we will see existing 1/72 producers branch into historical nano ps/xbox/pc machine gaming.

Perhaps we will see hat,strelets figure art 5dimensional images evolve and survive thru animation appearing in virtual mass trench seige historical battles thru the age of warfare.

Here endenth the lesson from teh 1/72 prophet of doom.

Re: ho/20MM/1/72 hobby will be dead at 2016 ad

Well when they get to the stage where you can do holographic armies for living room sized wargames I will probably bail, although I suspect I can then pass on my 1/72 troops to grandchildren who will get a few hours of enjoyment out of them.

2015 will be a double whammy. It will be the 200th anniversary of Waterloo and the 150th anniversary of Appomattox in the ACW.

Or new technologies....

..such as 3-D printers, rapid proto-typing machines, and three dimensional modeling software, combined with the holigraphic technologies already mentioned;
It will finally be possible to get soldiers on demand, in either hard or soft copy, in whatever uniform, regiment, date, size and physical condition you want them in. In the case of hard copy, you can also get the posses and paint job you want too. Soft copies need not freeze these options.