Saturday, 30 April 2016

Yellow Legion

The yellow refers to the shields, not the performance in combat. Although that remains to be seen:
Just a single photo for the moment. I'm still waiting for everything to settle down before I can properly organise any of my games stuff. This will take a while, but in the meantime I am still painting, although not as often as I would have liked. Usually too exhausted after a day at work to do much other than vegetate. So painting is now relegated to the weekends only. Still, these guys didn't take too long to finish. They are the last of a batch Roy gave to me, already with a base paint job on them, which has helped because it speeds things up. This is the second of my Gripping Beast legions, and I have painted them with plain yellow shields to complement their white compatriots. Officers and random guys are by a mix of manufacturers, including Navigator, Companion and, probably, Foundry. As with the previous lot, the bases are a bit thicker to compensate for the relatively small size and build of the minis; hopefully they won't look too out of place next to the likes of Companion Miniatures on the tabletop.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Sparker's Blog

Just came across this via a link on TMP. There is a very impressive Gallic cavalry assault on dastardly Romans at Alesia on there just now. Do have a look!

Friday, 1 April 2016

On the Painting Tray: April 2016

Finishing a second legion of Gripping Beast figures, courtesy of Roy. After that, I have two more Companion Miniatures legions to paint plus 18 cavalry. I acquired these as part of a swap with Gordon in Newcastle - he had extra command and the horsey guys. I am hoping that this will finish my Caesarean project, at least for the moment, although my painting speed at the moment makes it likely that it will be another few months before I get them all done - I'm aiming for the end of July.

Gaming itself is very rare at the moment. I have found a historical club in Cheltenham, but it's quite far away. So I'm saving myself for one-off occasions, and tomorrow will be the first time I make it to the Society of Ancients Battle Day in Bletchley for Pharsalus. If I can get to a decent-sized event say once every two months it'll keep me going. Apart from that, the plan is to have a large home office in the garden of our new house that's big enough to take a table tennis table comfortably. Move-in date is (hopefully) the middle of June...