Wednesday, March 29, 2017


So I've been a bit quiet here lately.  I was getting a little burned out by the last two weeks of the Painting Challenge.  I didn't even bother to paint my last bonus round entry even though it was primed and ready to go.  Partly because the entry that won the 4th round was a miniature of Emiliano Zapata, and my planned entry for the 5th round was Francisco Villa and a camera crew.  Following up the 4th round winner with another Mexican Revolution entry just seemed lame.

In addition to that, I had just finished painting my 10mm Warband armies.  So I started learning the rules and playing a few test games.  From that point I found it hard to get back into painting mode and that's when I discovered...

Yes, the Warhammer Fantasy version of the PC game series Total War.  Having played "Total War: Rome" and "Total War: Napoleon" I assumed it would be a nice distraction for a couple of days.  BUT oh man...  this one is really good!!  I think the campaign system for this game is the best of the Total War series.  Each faction has different campaigns too.  I've been totally hooked and have completed the Empire, Bretonian, and Dwarf campaigns.  And just started a Vampire Counts campaign.  This is bad.. really bad.

On a positive note, I forced myself to sit down and finish another figure for Infinity.  I haven't had a chance to take pictures yet, but you will probably see it here in a week or so.  Huh?  A week or so?  What? Oh yeah, I'll be flying out to Kyoto, Japan tomorrow with my wonderful wife to enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms.  Can't wait!  So if I fail to post any comments on any blog posts for the next week blame it on distractions!  (see what I did there?  heh!)

Sorry the lack of miniature goodness in the post.  Take care friends!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones

This week's flurry of painting saw the "completion" of my 10mm Warband project and a few extra figures.  I put completion in quotes because you all know we tend to add more units here and there, and I'm sure that will be the case for both my Dwarf and Undead Armies.  Anyway, enough blabbing and on to the pictures.

I painted up 3 units of skeleton warriors.  I really wanted these 3 units to look like a horde so I opted to put 26 figures on each stand.  One of which is the Necromancer in charge.  You don't think these skeletons would just form up in rank and file on their own do ya?   I had determined with my first units that this army's colors would be purple and yellow and the coat of arms would be a 1/4 yellow moon and a star.  So all the shields with enough space has either stars or the moon and star combination.

This also starts the Where's Waldo portion of today's post.  Can you find the cat hair in each picture?  Goodness... no matter how hard I tried there's probably one that sneaked its way into EVERY SINGLE PICTURE!

And the group shot...

So what are those big bones back there you ask?  Catapults!

I still had some time left for painting, but nothing in my ready to paint queue seemed to fit this theme.  So I pulled some Reaper Bones skeletons out of my lead pile that I plan to use for Dragon Rampant or Open Combat.  This was my first time painting any of the Reaper plastics, as I generally buy the metals.  There were 6 total, but I honestly just didn't like the soft bendy plastic so I stopped at three.  I'll get some more skeletons, but I'll shoot for metal for now on.

No matter what they try to tell you.  Size matters...

I believe your catapults were some friends of mine...