Tuesday, 23 June 2015

#6MMRPC - Month One So Far...

When the start of the Challenge was recently coming up, I'd decided (and discussed with a few friends) that I would be ceasing assembly of miniatures from the Lead Mountain until I'd managed to finish off a hundred or so of the items I already had assembled and undercoated. Unfortunately, this plan failed - here's what I recently got put together/cleaned up...
This basically started as me taking a few sprues of Gripping Beast plastic Saxons and Dark Age Warriors home with me to my parents house to have something to assemble on the couple of evenings I stayed over theirs and just continued when I got back to my house...

In the end I've assembled:
16 Saxon Warriors
24 Dark Age Warriors (half assembled with close combat weapons, half with slings, but all every figure has a pouch for missiles plus a sling or axe/sword at their waist, depending on what they're armed with, so I could use them all as slingers if needed)
Around 7 different Saxon leaders or Champions - I needed more for Dux Britanniarum or if one Warlord dies in a SAGA campaign and I want to replace them
A large pack of Chaos Hounds - these have been on the to-do list for a while. Some had been previously built and painted as part of my old Warhammer Chaos army, but for skirmish gaming I decided that I wanted them on the lipped bases. Whilst rebasing them I decided that I'd just repaint them all
Misc. fantasy RPG characters
Bats - these are from Avatars of War, I drilled holes into them and mounted them on flying bases
Knights/Troll/Apothecary - these have been waiting in my assembly queue for a while - I thought they'd be useful for Frostgrave
Fantasy Celt warband - a mix of human troops from the wargame Celtos armed with slinger poles, some oldhammer barbarians and a Tharn Ravager as heavy support - I decided that these would work well together with the fen beast/shambling mound/re-purposed Heroclix man-thing/Truthsayer that I have in the painting queue as a swamp/wildlife-themed warband
Lord of the Rings Elf Warband - another potential warband for fantasy skirmish games.

Whilst this lot took me a good while to sort out, I did have some painting success once these had been assembled and based:
More on these and the other completed items another time...

8 comments:

  1. Nice work man, now if we could just hear from you more often....................haha!!!!

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  2. Assembly and priming is totally tempted way to 'get things done'. I too ahve lots and lots of stuff 'ready to go'. Good luck thinning the paintless horde.

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    1. Yeah :) it's not so bad when I'm working on putting together one or two figures, it's marathoning 100 figures at once! Thanks man :)

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  3. Its a good way to chill if your not in the mood for painting and it still progress Right?

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    1. You're right! Better than getting nothing done :)

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  4. Loads of cool stuff in the works, bravo.

    Those painted minis look good too.

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