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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.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

One Year Ago

Thanks Phil B for yet another meme!

So, the basic idea is that you look back through your blog to a year ago and link to the post(s) nearest to that date.

Well, I took a look yesterday and there was a post on the correct day. However, as it was a "part 1" I have waited until today so that both parts can be linked to.

On Tuesday 13 March 2012 I posted "Rum, Sodomy and the Lash - Part 1"

On Thursday 15 March 2012 I posted twice:

"Quick Update" (a pretty short and boring post)

"Rum, Sodomy and the Lash - Part 2"

Looking back to my blog around that time has made me realise a couple of things and start to feel guilty about them. Around that time I was doing my "Equine Development Facility" project to get all the horses done for my Sarmatian army. Sixty of those horses are still sitting in a drawer on my painting table, painted but riderless - I really ought to get those riders prepped, primed and painted.

I was also just starting to paint my Chumbondas. Those were the last sci-fi figures I painted (not counting the NAC as futuristic British colonial forces I did a while back as test figures). I really must get some of my sci-fi forces done this year.


  1. …sixty horses?!

    I'm not feeling so bad about my painting backlog now, though that doesn't exclude me from my own paint-less related guilt.

    You certainly do paint in volume Tamsin, all credit to you.

  2. I looked back at mine and it was the posting of my first miniature. Pretty cool that Phil picked this time to do this.

    So far I haven't gotten too far off track, but I get tempted all the time. If I can actually finish all the figures for my two current projects, I'm just going to paint randomly for a while.

  3. I have more than just painting that I slacked off on. I'm going to go through and look at all the things I planned and see if I can finish some of them.

  4. I remember them chumbawamba wookie thingymebobs!

  5. this time last year was when I joined tumblr so my blog was pretty dead for those months...

  6. @ Dark Templar - There were something like 120 horses in the batch originally, but I only got round to doing the riders for half of them before other projects took over. They're 15mm so it shouldn't be too bad getting the riders painted.

    @ Anne - I can't believe that I missed your first miniature back then or that I didn't comment. I've corrected that now.

    @ Sean - if I went back and looked at all the projects I'd planned and tried to do them, well, let's just say I'd have enough work to keep me going for a couple of years at least!

    @ Ray - the Chumbos were good fun to paint and certainly helped to restore my painting mojo back then.

    @ PeaceLoveandSharpies - nice blog you have there. Just out of interest, how did you come across mine?