Been feeling a bit better each day as I recover from the nasty flu that’s going around. Finished assembling and priming the SSD warband last night, and started painting them today.
Since Tim has set a date for the Song of Shadows and Dust weekend, I’m going to put the WWII figs on hold for a bit and work on the warband (and hopefully some civilians) for that as my main priority. I just know that, at the speed I paint at, I don’t want to wait ’til the last minute (or month!).
I’ve got a few figures cleaned up and ready, and need to assemble a few more of those useful Wargames Factory plastic Numidians.
Sadly, the boy has a concert that weekend, so won’t be making the road trip with me. I might adapt the warband list he made and use it myself.
Did a little work on a Sherman V 75mm yesterday. Decided to paint it as a British version.
Sue and I played a game of “Unspeakable Words” with some friends last night. Fun little card/word game with an HPL twist. I won, but had the advantage of being the designated driver so I wasn’t into the wine as much as everyone else was. 🙂
Just wasn’t feeling it today, so I didn’t paint anything. I’m going to clean and assemble some more ancients for SSD later (and maybe some 15mm tanks for Chain of Command), so not a total loss for the weekend’s progress.
Watched “Bad Santa” with my daughter this afternoon. One of my holiday favourites. Don’t think she was as enamoured with it as I was…
Unspeakable Words on Tabletop:
- Painted all the trousers and shaded the faces on the paras
- Assembled the figs for the boy’s Song of Shadows and Dust warband*
Not too bad.
*Thanks to Kev. H. for a couple of useful figs.
My son worked out a warband for Ganesha Games Song of Shadows and Dust, based on the idea that the leader is an ex-gladiator who has taken up with a bad lot and has a couple of his show-biz friends along for the ride.
I have two main goals to hit by mid-February:
- Four sections of 28mm WWII Brit Airborne plus HQ, support weapons, and various add-ons (about 60 figures total)
- Two 28mm ancients warbands for Ganesha Games Song of Shadows and Dust which are about 10-14 figures per warband
The Brit Airborne are in anticipation of games mainly using the Bolt Action rules, which is likely to be the next big thing for some of the Warpegs lads once they wind up their ongoing 40k escalation league.
The Song of Shadows and Dust warbands are for a tournament that my son and I are planning to attend, put on by my friend Tim B. in Saskatoon (see the link in the sidebar for his excellent blog), so of the two it’s got the most strict deadline. I’ve started playing around with the composition and have ordered a few models to supplement figs I already had on hand.
Also in the hopper are:
- Finishing up a Sisters of Sigmar Mordheim warband (about 80% done)
- Putting the final touches on a human Blood Bowl team (about 95% done)
- Starting a small group of superhero figures (mostly Crossover Miniatures) that may or may not resemble those avenging types from a blockbuster movie of a couple of years ago.