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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.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

What? She's Actually Finished Something?

Well, I did say in my last post that the cuirassiers were finished and I was just waiting to matt-spray them and do the flocking and tufting. I actually managed to get that done today.

I've also finished painting and have based the artillery and pike & shot figures I was working on. I might be lucky (and brave) and do the matt-spray this evening and perhaps even the flocking and tufting on those as well. If I do manage to get them finished before lunchtime tomorrow, I'll post pics of them as well.

So, without further ado, here are the cuirassiers:

These are the 5th and 6th cuirassier regiments for my 30YW army. I've worked out that the only way I'd be able to field all 6 regiments is as part of a 900 point army, due to the minima for other troop types.

So, what's next?

25/28mm Ronin for Curt

As the "entry fee" for the Analogue Painting Challenge, each participant has to paint up a samurai figure for Curt. I've started work on mine - a 1980s Citadel samurai figure. the figure was primed with Vallejo white polyurethane primer, washed with thinned black paint (to provide deep shading in the folds and recesses) then dry-brushed with off-white. Metals and the hair were given a basecoat of black.

I've done the first coats all over using thinned colours. jacket, trousers, boots hair and flesh have received their second coat as well.

= 5 Challenge Points

15mm 30YW "Croat" Light Horse

24 figures as my first unit entry into the Challenge. I'll be starting these later in the week. Expect to see a very brightly coloured bunch of horsemen.

= 96 Challenge Points

The Remainder of my 30YW Leadpile

32 casualty figures; 24 late war horse; 6 limbers and teams; 6 mounted standard bearers. All of these need to be prepped first - probably a job for between Christmas and my return to work next Wednesday. As these are historicals, they'll count towards the challenge.

= 232 Challenge Points

Unfortunately I can't post pics of these until after they've been posted on Curt's blog so it may be a while before you get to see anything.


  1. Very nice and good detail for the small scale, have a good Christmas

  2. Great job Tamsin and an impressive list of things to come in the challenge, although you've been a bit mean to yourself on the scoring of the Samurai for Curt as I understood the entry fee miniature was worth 20 points!

  3. Cuirassiers...always cuirassiers... :-P

    And Merry Christmas Tamsin :-)


  4. Strong and lovely painted unit.
    Merry Christmas to you.


  5. What do they say in Alatriste.."Au revoir!!!"
    Cracking unit.
    Happy X-Mas

  6. Wonderful looking Cuirassiers! Merry Christmas Tamsin.

  7. Thanks all! Glad you like them - hopefully as much as I'm glad to be finally finished painting them! *grin*

    @ Michael - you are absolutely right, it is 20 points for the "entry fee" figure.

    Merry Christmas to you all too!

  8. Very nice, Have a Good Christmas Tamsin.

    I have now made the leap to 15mm with a new project for the new year. Really like the cost vs quantity

  9. Great looking unit. Merry Christmas Tamsin.

  10. Sweet work, very effective all shaken out in their ranks too.

    Merry Christmas Tamsin and best wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2013

  11. Lovely work on the Cuirassiers Tamsin. Hope you and loved ones have a fantastic time over the festive period. Happy Christmas x

  12. Looking good Tamsin, I dream of the day I can actually get something finished.

  13. A splendid unit indeed. Always nice to finish something off - very rare for me!

  14. Wonderful to see you painting and posting again Tamisin. I'm pulling for you in the contest woman! Beat those men bloody!!

    Have a Happy Holiday :)

  15. Nice lookng guys, should put some hurt on someone!

    You can post in progress pics of your work, only thefinished pics need to be held bck 48 hours