Many, many years ago I was fascinated with plastic toy soldiers, every other week Grandad would buy me another pack and my collection grew. At some point, football took over and the plastic pile dissipated and long lost was my love affair. Then one day, twenty years on I was on holiday and I picked up the book by Harry Pearson ‘Actung Schweinehund!’ and bang, my affair was back on!
The book for those that don’t know, was about a grown man and his affair with collecting miniatures!
Well from that day on I realised I actually had the money to start my collection again. I then discovered many like minded people (I’d hidden it for a few years!) and I joined a games group. Oh how my wife was pleased (insert – highly embarrassed) and my new life was set!
Anyhow, after collecting EVERY period I’ve begun focusing on Sci Fi…well more future war and low and behold ‘Tomorrows War rules appeared! After looking at many figures, I thought….’sod it’ I can do this and produce the troops that I wanted, so I have. First up were my well received Neo Sovs – Russian United States of the Kirov – known as the R.U.S.K’s, then I came up with my Commonwealth Brits. These I funded successfully through the Kickstarter process, learning an awful lot about miniature making.
I then started ArmiesArmy and quickly moved into modern warfare and the cold war. After a number of successful Kickstarters and new ranges it got too big for a one man team and I sold it on to PSC (who subsequently sold it to Scotia Grendal), and I took a break.
Despite all of that the itch remained and I have started a new company called ArmyBits to continue to develop cold war figures 🙂