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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WIP: Sarmatian Camp #4 and Light Foot Archers #2; I get to play with them!!!

The WIP bits:

(pics at bottom of post - you'll have to wade through all the text first!!!)

As I wanted to crack on with painting the light foot yesterday I didn't take any photos as I knew they'd be based up this evening. Besides which I'm slightly ahead on post count for this month, so skipping a day was OK.

I did finish painting the light foot last night and varnished them this morning before going to work. When I got home they received a coat of Klear/ink and when that had tried they were pinged and then glued to the bases. After letting the glue dry I added my texture gunk. I also based up the supply camp at the same time.

While the Klear/ink was drying I prepped another 24 javelin/spear infantry, quick wash and dry, stuck to painting sticks and gesso primed them. I'll probably make a start on painting them tomorrow evening.


I get to play!!!!

In an amazing flurry of organisation over the last day or so I have managed to set myself up with 3 games of FoG in the next 2 weeks. This Thursday and next Monday I have practice games lined up with Alan (Macedonians) and Jerry (mid republican Romans). then next Thursday I have my first tournament match against Gordon's Classical Indians.

I'll post AARs here, with pics if I remember to take any.


OK, Time For The Eye Candy:

Light Foot Archers:




The Supply Camp:





Once the texture gunk has dried, it will be ink-washed and dry-brushed, after which I'll add some scenic bits (clump foliage, grass tufts, a woodpile)

9 comments:

  1. Good luck against the MRR! I've used mine against Russ and I'm 17-3 versus the Carthaginians.

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  2. Good job overall Tamsin. And when do you want us to play our game? The sooner I know, the sooner I can ask my general in chif ;P

    Oh, and I have another surprise for you. A hint: what can be moved/ removed, and the lancers won't like, especially if I'm drilled?

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  3. Cheers guys.

    @Seb - hmmm, now let me think. Could it be chariots of some description? I might be up against those with all 3 of you! :)

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  4. Good Luck with the games as it's what we paint for most of the time, good work on the figures as well.....

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  5. Really like the camp, it's the right amount of full I think.

    I'm thinking mobile fortifications but how about caltrops?

    Ian

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  6. Chariots, eh... Yes but not even remotely close. two more hints:
    - fixed is better word than moved
    - you English people were renowned for using them during a certain period in our common History ;P

    Easy, now, is it not?

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  7. @Seb - oooh, stakes! I must admit that my Sarmatians would much prefer steaks though ;)

    @Ian - I wasn't too sure at first about the crowded look, but it definitely does look good. I particularly like the guy walking off with a sack of loot

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  8. Looking good! Nice to see another user of shiny varnish too.

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  9. Only shiny for now - They'll receive a matt coat once the weather warms up enough for me to open windows long enough to do spraying :)

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