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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.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Final Challenge Entry - Four Dames for Salutesville

Last night saw me crash a bit - the adrenaline buzz from the Challenge had worn off, leaving me worn out. That's why I didn't do this post then.

Anyway, my last entry in the Challenge was painted on the final evening and submitted a few hours before the deadline. I did write a bit of a story to accompany the figures, which you can see here.

I'm just going to show the figures, not repeat the story, so here we go.

The young ladies Francis "The Lurker" Lee and Ray "The Badger" Rousell wished they could marry:

The ladies they ended up marrying:

The figures are 28mm from Blue Moon.

Tomorrow I'll try to do a write-up of Sunday's Imjin War battle then on Thursday or Friday will do a retrospective of all my Challenge entries.


  1. They are lovely though that might not be the word Ray would use.

  2. Wonderful brushwork Tamsin!

  3. Rest and heal yourself. And count yourself lucky that you have survived I do hear tales of Painters who did not and now can only sit in corners acting like a gibbering wreck rocking themselves back wards and forwards while they listn to Nick Cave and the Bad seeds!

  4. Definitive proof that marriage can seriously damage your health. This is public service Tamsin... and an excellent artwork, as usual! :D Cheers!

  5. This entry made me laugh :-)


  6. Great post! Its always fun to tell a story with our models!

  7. Really liked these when I saw them on the challenge page. I'm not surprised you're having some sort of downer after your exertions - time to relax and bask in the glory !

    1. Ahh! Your comment came in while I was replying to the rest. I'm glad you liked them Joe.
      It's definitely time to relax and I haven't put paint to lead since Friday :)

  8. @ Ray - it is indeed! :)

    @ Robert - cheers! I'm sure he wouldn't :)

    @ Whisk - I am resting :)

    @ Rodger - thanks! :)

    @ Clint - I am doing so. I've heard similar tales of those who didn't survive ;)

    @ RMacedo - thanks! Glad to have been of service :)

    @ Ian - I thought people would enjoy that little tale :)

    @ Gordon - cheers! :)

    @ Swelter - telling stories with figures is always good fun :)