Ever have one of those wargaming "oh fuck" moments? I did yesterday unfortunately. I've been slowly building up two large 42mm forces for the Franco-Prussian War from Irregular Miniatures for a shiny toy soldier game. I've been buying the figures and basically putting them to one side without looking. I started on the Prussians a few months ago and this weekend thought I should get all the French figures organised into their respective units and cleaned up.
While doing so, I notice that the French infantry don't have epaulettes which left me somewhat nonplussed to be honest. I then go back to the Irregular site and scan the miniatures listing and notice, for the first time after having looked at it a fucking million times before, that there are actually two different marching French infantry figures, one with, and one without, epaulettes. Fuck, fuck, fuckety fuck. I now have £150 worth of French infantry without epaulettes.
So, do I start making green stuff epaulettes, buy some from Spencer Smith at £0.40 a throw, rebuy the figures entirely, or say fuck it, it's toy soldiers and just ignore it.
First world problems, I know.
When I die I want the Arsenal players to lower me into my grave so they can let me down one last time.