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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.

Monday, 13 August 2012

WIP: 30YW Commanders

Sorry for not posting yesterday - I was just feeling shattered and didn't feel like painting, so there was nothing to post about.

I've got my first ever game of FoG:R lined up for Monday, so a minor change to plans was needed. I had been planning to do the armour/gun barrels/metallics and horse colours for the commanders, reiters, dragoons and the artillery in one batch and then split them for the rest of the painting. However, I will want my commanders finished for Monday's game so I've decided to focus on them.

This evening I have done the following:

Yellow Ochre basecoat for breeches, jackets, sashes and saddle cloths
Black basecoat for armour, gun barrels and drawn swords
Oily Steel dry-brush for armour, gun barrels and drawn swords
Thin black ink wash over armour
Very thin black-brown ink wash all over to provide deep shading (I could have omitted this step - the next step seems to have covered it)
Thinned down paint basecoats for horse flesh*

*1 horse = Ivory, 2 horses = Pale Bluegrey, 2 horses = Light Grey, 3 horses = Chocolate Brown, 3 horses = Mahogany Brown, 1 horse = Mahogany Brown with a little Iraqi Sand. The horses with Chocolate Brown and Mahogany brown basecoats will be split between chestnuts and blacks when I do the wash-shading step

Before I go to bed tonight I'll do the shading washes on the horses. In the meantime here's a pic:



I should be able to get these done in time, despite not being able to do anything this Thursday - I have my third match in the group stage of the club's Medieval FoG tourney - my Swiss against Simon's Seljuk Turks.

12 comments:

  1. A question if I may, you being part of the most active FoG:R group I am aware of - how many points a side do you find makes for a nice evening game for two players?

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    1. Most people at the club play 800pts. For FoG:AM that can be too much and lead to inconclusive games (that's why we use 650pt armies in our tourneys), but I'm told that FoG:R is somewhat more "lethal" so 800pts does give a decent conclusive game in an evening.

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  2. Looking forward to how you finish up the horses. Always find them difficult for some reason.

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  3. Sursum Corda Tamsin! ;-)

    I' m shattered too in these days...and tomorrow I have to go to dinner with friends and no desire to go...:-(

    I' ll think to my ECW regiments...

    Marzio.

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  4. I am truly amazed by your output and the quality of it too. You have a shinning example to as all. Good luck with the club torney

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  5. Looking forward to your FoG:R battle, I have been basing my 15mm ECW to it and hoping it plays well

    Ian

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  6. Cheers guys!

    @ M R Lee - when I started my Sarmatians I'd never painted horses and was worried. Needlessly as it happened - I found a technique on the web, tried it and found it to be really easy and effective.

    @ Marzio - hope you do enjoy the dinner

    @ Panzerkaput - thanks - barring any surprises I should be through to the second round of the tourney anyway, having won my first 2 games.

    @ Ian - I'll definitely try to take notes and lots of pics. From what I'm told, FoG:R plays a lot better than FoG:AM. I'll let you know.

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  7. You've done well with your Swiss army so far Tamisin. Here's wishing them another victory.

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  8. Its interesting to see how other players go through the process of choosing horse colours.

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  9. Looking good Tamsin, looking forward to seeing them with a little more paint on them.

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