Painting and Wargaming Update

There has been a bit of a hiatus with this recently as the real world invaded and took up more time in the other world than I would have liked. As a result, I’ve really not managed any painting or gaming in the last couple of weeks. I have, however, managed to spend the odd minute planning and today (or rather yesterday by the time this posts), I did manage to work on John’s Austrian World War 1 fleet. They are almost complete now, just requiring labelling and varnishing. I’ll have those in the post to the US by the end of the week (and my PayPal account will feel a little happier).

With regards to my ancient purchases recently, today I started to paint a test Warmaster unit for the Parthians – undercoating a unit of archers.

I also managed to finish reading Simon Scarrow’s “The Gladiator”, the last published adventures of Macro and Cato. Of course, this then got me thinking about the Servile Wars and Slave Revolts so some time was spent today planning a Warmaster Ancients Army list for those wars. I will publish that list here when I finish it.

There are currently prepared and undercoated, a bazillion Prussians also requiring paint, as is the remaining World War 2 Italians. There are also two fleets of Aeronefs, three armies of Land Ironclads as well as a harbour full of 1/2400th ships to paint.

The good news, however, is that the paint was flowing today and will continue to flow this week. Finish the ships, finish four battalions of Prussian Landwehr, one unit of Parthian skirmishers and then finish the World War 2 Italians – well, that’s a plan!

2 thoughts on “Painting and Wargaming Update

  1. Nick R 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

    That is a plan, indeed.

    Interested you now seem to be painting Ancients for Warmaster rather than alternatives? Will you use flexible basing? I gather Polemos Ancients unlikely to dictate a size, as long as both the same. For that matter, I'd use any size for DB* as well, if I were providing both armies, and could adjust shooting/moving to match.

    cheers, back to chinese…



    • thomo the lost 30 November 1999 / 8:00 am

      Actually, at the moment I am starting to paint 6mm Ancients for DBA (40mm). Then I have three 6mm Polemos armies (60mm bases) to do. Back in Oz I have a further two 6mm armies set to paint and base for Warmaster Ancients (40mm bases).


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