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2022 Miniature Log

2022 Miniature Log

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Project Blog by horus500 Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

So I have piles of shame and mountains of opportunity. Just over 3 years ago I vowed to 'Paint the grey away'. I really sped up my painting output in 2019, nearly doubled it in 2020 and grew that again by 50% in 2021 with over 600 miniatures painted. I've also learned to embrace 'good enough' as it means more painted minis and a lot less bare plastic.

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ASOIAF more Lannisters!

Tutoring 1
Skill 2
Idea 2
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Well with only a few units to go I decided the Lannisters should get finished off. Another Knights of Casterly Rock unit but with different colours for armour and banner. I only realised afterwards that I had effectively painted them to be Volands Venators and changed the shield colours again (DoW players will know what I mean). 12 Pyromancers painted so that if I needed wizards in some other game if I wish, and the Kingsguard with King Joffery and his Uncle/father Jamie Lannister.

ASOIAF Lannisters

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
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So I spent a couple of weeks after work painting some more Lannisters. Crossbowmen, City Watch, Redcloaks and some generic Lannister heroes. I put one of the heroes on a square base, just in case I get ideas later in the piece…..

ASOIAF Clegane Cavalry

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
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Continuing on from my minor house obsession in ASOIAF I have done a unit of Clegane Brigands (shock cavalry) and Clegane Butcher (mounted hero) to back up the Mountain Men I did a few years ago.

Oldhammer - Nordland

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 8
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So I’m very slowly adding units to 2 Empire armies using 3rd-5th edition miniatures, Averland and Nordland. This time it was Nordland Handgunners. Both armies have a regiment of handgunners, a detachment of crossbows, halberdiers, Averland has swordsmen and Nordland has spearmen.

Next will be a regiment of Knights Panther and of the Knights of the Blazing Sun to continue the yellow/black/blue theme.

ASOIAF Mormont She-Bears

Tutoring 5
Skill 9
Idea 8
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This will be the basis of a house Mormont army. With some Mormont Bruisers, Maege and Lyanna Mormont in the post on the way to my hobby desk and 2 Mormont Veterans already painted I started the She-bears!

ASOIAF Mormont She-Bears
ASOIAF Mormont She-Bears

ASOIAF House Tully

Tutoring 5
Skill 9
Idea 7
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Like House Boltan I added another unit of heavy Cavalry, painted some Stark Archers in House Tully livery and consider this minor sub-faction done.

ASOIAF Bastard Boltons

Tutoring 5
Skill 8
Idea 6
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So I finished My ASOIAF Boltan Army. All the relevant characters plus, 2 Units of Game wrecking Flayed men cavalry, 2 units of Black Guards, 2 Units of Cutthroats,  a unit of Boltan girls (attack dogs) and I bolster the force with Stormcrow archers.  So much that it doesn’t all fit on one board.

I’ve put up pictures of parts of the army before but with the 2nd Flayed Men unit done I’m calling this army complete.

Better late than never....

Tutoring 7
Skill 10
Idea 8
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So it’s not that I haven’t been doing hobby stuff since January. I just haven’t been posting it in the project blog. I’ve painted heaps. Rather than post it all, here’s the May stuff which was all A Song of Ice and Fire. It’s a great game and highly under-rated. The only thing is that at the present min-maxing is a massive thing in the tournament scene which is why my friends and I only play friendly’s in a campaign.

To make campaign play more thematic we made non-faction choices cost +1 point (for example, neutrals in Stark lists) and lists led by minor faction leaders get a -1pt discount on their factions choice (eg Branden Tully would get Tully Sworn Shields for 5pts and Tully Cavaliers for 7pts).

Hedging Knightly Bets

Tutoring 8
Skill 10
Idea 9
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I should have been painting the latest Warcry boxed set but these were calling me.

I had to remove the shield arm on most of these because they made them impossible to paint otherwise.

Hedge Knights from A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game are a neutral faction choice so effectly mercenaries for every faction (so no uniforms!). These are poorer knights so their fantasy hearaldry is not too complex and based on late 12 century/early 13th century knights (who had similar armour).

Zombies!

Tutoring 8
Skill 10
Idea 9
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So it’s summer in Australia at the time of wriiting. That means that my family and I head off to our holiday home by the beach. We have commercial TV but almost no internet signal so we take the opportunity to play board games. Last year we played Massive Darkness. This year we are giving Zombicide Black Plague a red hot go.

I got this game in a Kick Starter in 2015 so it’s well and truely past the painting due date. It took 8 days, for 71 minis. 2022 is off to a good start.

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