Post DeBAKLe 2013 — What to paint next?

So, as the dust settles on my weekend in Kuala Lumpur, I now have the agonising problem of what to paint next. Today I slapped some paint onto some half-finished Republican Romans in 6mm, partly because they have been sitting in front of me half painted for two years now (part of the 6mm DBA project) and partly because I have no idea what to paint next.

That’s one of the problems of having a short-time frame challenge. When it’s over, what to do next.

I looked at the Arabs for an opponent for the Nubians for games here and then thought, “nah, the only 15mm ancient DBA armies I have ever painted were for specific competitions!”

Would you believe that over the years I have only painted four? The Rajput (Cancon 2011), the Koguryo Korean and Later Hungarian (Cancon  2013 and the Worlds) and the Nubian (DeBAKLe 2013). Looks like the Arabs are heading back into the stock bucket.

There are, of course, several hundred middle and late 1/300 World War 2 Russians that need paint. There are also the World War 2 Japanese and Hungarians in 1/300.  There are Future War Commander forces waiting paint, as well as Aeronefs. I have a 15mm Later Crusader DBMM army  also waiting paint. There are aircraft for the three modern naval fleets. I could finish the basing of the 15mm American Civil War Union forces. I could paint the Rebels (I have hundreds of them as well). Then there is the 6mm DBA project. I also have 15mm Greeks for DBA to sort out and organise as well.

Hmm, maybe I’ll just sit down and read a book tonight and plan a few future projects. Yes, that’s it. The solution to the wargamer’s quandary!

When you do not know what to paint from the lead pile, plan another project!

4 thoughts on “Post DeBAKLe 2013 — What to paint next?

  1. Doug 18 February 2014 / 9:09 pm

    You could always keep up with my prolific 6mm output…



    • Thomo the Lost 18 February 2014 / 9:13 pm

      I could never keep up with your prolific 6mm output – I mean, I only have 8 half-finished 6mm periods 😛


  2. Doug 19 February 2014 / 4:26 pm

    try finishing some… just bite off small chunks and chew slowly… oh, and I think I may have accidentally ordered an army of Adler Austrian Napoleonics of eBay… oops… white spray can at the ready…


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