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Evilstu vs. Pile of Shame

Evilstu vs. Pile of Shame

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Enough messing around - let's get this done.

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Confederates this time. All Perry minis. 3 mounted commanders, 2 blocks of cavalry, a 2 gun battery with crew and another 2 units of infantry. So all up now I have about three times what I need for a game of Sharp Practice, with more on the way. I don’t know how this happened or how to make this project stop – please send help… Or coffee, sending coffee so I can paint more ACW minis would be good too… 😉

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Going Dark...

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Quick fire project for the last couple of weeks to get the core of a Dark Age Saxon army ready to tabletop. Still need more regular Ceorl and Thegn infantry before it’s tabletop ready, but a start has been made at least.

Minis all Gripping Beast and Warlord. Banners are Little Big Men Studios.

First project using more scenic multibases, and yeah, I’m now sold on the idea of doing this where possible.

Vid for those interested:

 

 

The start of the force...The start of the force...
Skirmishing slingers and archersSkirmishing slingers and archers
Thegns in shieldwall formationThegns in shieldwall formation
2 units of Ceorls2 units of Ceorls
Hearthguards/huscarls and Warlord on command baseHearthguards/huscarls and Warlord on command base
Medium cavalryMedium cavalry

High Elves - Chrace

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Visited another province on the ‘get all the High Elves painted’ tour, Chrace this time. 2 units of White lions, a block of spearmen, 2 blocks of archers and 4 (heavily kitbashed and greenstuffed) murder-floof chariots. To lead, the standard hero/BSB/caster combo – Korhil, a standard bearer and High Elf mage. Not sure if I’ll add more to this one – pretty happy to draw a line under it rather than to keep making incremental additions. I know the command groups in the archers are not a good use of points game-wise, but I like the way they look so there they are.

Also finally got the movement trays on my undead decorated…

Next province will be Avelorn I think, but have a lot of historicals to clear from the workbench first…

The completed forceThe completed force
White LionsWhite Lions
ArchersArchers
CharactersCharacters
Aaand... Overdue movement trays...Aaand... Overdue movement trays...

ACW Progress

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Not sure why but this bit took a while to work through. 3 mounted commanders, artillery battery commander, 2 guns and 10 crew, 2 blocks of 8 cav, 3 units of infantry and a commander on foot have been added in. Done now, despite the grind required to complete. Going to mix things up a bit and work on something else before topping up the Confederate side of the project to an equivalent mass. Just need to figure out exactly what to work on next…

Added in this tranche...Gets me past 500 minis for the year so far :)Added in this tranche...Gets me past 500 minis for the year so far :)
Total Union force completed so far.Total Union force completed so far.
I also may have been talked in to running a Murder Hobo campaign...I also may have been talked in to running a Murder Hobo campaign...

Necromancer to Lead the Undead - Reaper Miniatures 'Bonecaller'

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Necromancer to Lead the Undead - Reaper Miniatures 'Bonecaller'

Tzeentch Adds Part 1

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Adding a few Tzeentch characters for my beastmen army, and painting up a Tzeentch chaos warrior – can’t remember why but there you go… Also finished and based a couple of units of horrors I had kicking about. A few more bits to tidy up in the Tzeentch space, then just need to fix the bases on my other Tzeentch warriors and can draw a line under this chaos god at least…

Progress as at end of todayProgress as at end of today
Characters - L to R: Reaper, Reaper and a second hand GW kitbashCharacters - L to R: Reaper, Reaper and a second hand GW kitbash
The 'Lloyd'The 'Lloyd'

Undead

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Started a Kings of War undead project a while back – decided to teach myself how to paint black, white and NMM’s on a horde army. Don’t do this… Having put it past for a few years I decided to get stuck in and get the core of a force painted up. Again, just aiming for tabletop standard, with whistles and bells to be added later. minis are a mix of Mantic, GW, Reaper and Warlord. have a few bits and pieces from other manufacturers to add in to make the minis look a bit more diverse – I like the idea that the army is formed from elements of multiple other armies so the diversity of weapons and armour is something I personally like the look of. Of course your mileage may vary…

3x20 zombies, 2x20 spear and shield armed skeletons, 2x10 skeleton bowmen3x20 zombies, 2x20 spear and shield armed skeletons, 2x10 skeleton bowmen
Movement trays to be detailed later...Movement trays to be detailed later...

Elves

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Elves, everybody loves elves. Except for those that don’t of course… I’ve been hoarding elves for more years than I care to admit and am now reasonably confident that there is no need to add them all to my existing elf army. so the solution I have come to is to do an elf army for each of the High Elf provinces in the old world until such time as I:

  1. Run out of minis;
  2. Run out of provinces; or
  3. Run out of motivation.

Having an unreasonable amount of swordmasters, Saphery was the obvious starting point. Still need to add a loremaster and a Teclis (he comes free with every second-hand high elf army you pick up on ebay – true story) but the core of the force is done. Whistles and bells can be added later.

Metallics are Green Stuff World, banners Flags of War plus some dodgy freehand that I'd be grateful if you could ignore and move on...Metallics are Green Stuff World, banners Flags of War plus some dodgy freehand that I'd be grateful if you could ignore and move on...

I’m also toying with the idea of an Autumn-themed forest elf army, because more projects…

Maybe a few too many colours used...Maybe a few too many colours used...

Next stop on our tour around the provinces – Chrace.

Elves

Too Many Projects - Not Enough Bench Space

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Slowly coming out of a phase of not being in the right frame of mind to get any painting done. So now let’s turn the volume up to 11 on the ‘get stuff painted-o-meter’ and see how far we get…

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