My local Gaming crew started playing around with Legends of the Old West per my suggestion. Its basically a western version of Mordheim so I always have a good time, and during this past Historicon I picked up some Mountain Men figures from Brigade Games and got around to getting the initial posse painting up, I will be picking up more of these at FallIn I think.
I’m sure that’s not the first time that has been used in a post like this. Finally finished up my first unit of Confederates for Pickett’s charge, and I’m pretty content with the result. Basing might change from unit to unit but I not sure yet, at this time I finalized plans on that front.
Pickett’s charge calls for a single base of Snipers being allowed that should be based on round base. I have no issues with this as it just looks cool, and gives the little group some character.
One of the my main memories from the Gettysburg film is the scene when General Reynolds is killed by Rebel snipers during the first evening of the Battle. All the figures are Blue moon, which will likely be my like many others staple for 15mm figures.
I finally built myself a light-box, which then demanded that I put it to use! So that’s while you all where blessed with this post it being the first blessing in quite a while. I have full platoons for Chain of Command that need basing and then will be up, so be looking for that soon!
In a horribly predictable fashion I like many others have neglected me blog, granted I have not neglected my hobbies! I have a backlog of figures that I have painted over the fall that I hope will soon see the light of the internet, once I take the time to upload them is post form!
In other new I intending to increasing the content of the blog to not only Wargaming but Role-Playing as well. Not sure when you’ll see the first post but I will attempt to make it broken off in its own area so to speak, granted I am a novice at WordPress.
Thats all for now.
I’d been looking forward to painting this ever since I got the inspiration to do so from a old from reading over the how to article in the 2015 TooFatLardies Christmas Special and now I finally have my first result! This fig is a one of the German Late War Artizan Designs figures, which I fell do a great job of looking the part. The one new painting step I tried was to do NMM on the gun and canteen, and at tabletop level it looks good to me, I aim to improve as I go on.
I really love this figure and his turnout but will be aiming to make the next thirty or so I need to plant of my Chain of Command platoon evening better. I think the real sell for me is the basing work which was the result of some impulse selections at the dealers hall at Historicon. Lesson learned get a shit ton of basing supplies anytime you can! My next target is to do the MG42 on Tripod team, and really show of some basing fun, once I do that I’ll start cycling through the squads one at a time.
Took a break from the historical projects list, to paint up my first Master for Malifaux. I spent the good part of a morning trying to think up a color scheme for this figure. I’m not sure if I done with the base or if I will actually complete switch it out with a different one, but for now I just wanted this gal painted so I could play her on game nights.
Not sure when but I likely have some more Malifaux figures coming down the chain soon, I know of at least two more master boxes I’d like to own at least!
Historicon was a bit ago and I picked up quite a few items during my trek through the vendor haul! Here is some quick shots for no good reason listing everything I got!
- A ton of basing supplies from Lifelike Little Landscape, Battlefield Terrain Concepts, Galeforce 9, and Scenic Express.
- Enough Late War Germans from Artizan Designs to field a Panzergrenadier platoon for Chain of Command. (One is a crusader blister so have more poses for the MG Teams)
- A Perry 95th Rifle plastic sprue, and Perry ACW Union Artillery and Limber
- Barmaid fig from Hovel, which might be my favorite grab!
- The Pirate Captains and Union Generals in 40mm for Sash and Saber
- Confederate casualties from Sash and Saber in 28mm
- A Elder Thing from the Call of Cthulhu 7th miniature line.
That all should keep me busy until at least Christmas if not longer!