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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, 9 December 2015

Challenge Prep #1

With less than two weeks to go, I've actually started my prep-work for the Challenge. Last night I sorted the (thankfully already primed) 6mm Confederates, mainly to work out how many bases I'll need.

This evening I've made a start on basecoating those bases. I'm about two thirds of the way through that job so I should finish it before I go to bed.



I've also been placing orders for a few things and two of those orders have arrived. The first was for some paints I'll need - I won't bore you with photos of those.

The second arrived today - some 2mm Napoleonic infantry from Irregular.


These are for a mini-project that I'm keeping under my hat for now. You'll just have to wait until I post the finished entry...

I've got a couple more orders to place - some more Aztecs and some spare weapons, shields and back-banners from The Assault Group; probably some bases from Warbases; plus a suitable mini for my entry fee (I've got a vague idea of what I'm after, but it may be too expensive necessitating a re-think).

Anyway, that's enough blather for this post!

11 comments:

  1. Hopefully it's a HUGE prep weekend for me. Would be good to get a little better organised for me. cheers

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  2. go go with the prep... am in the same mindset.. getting all the boring parts out of the way now ( assembly and basing ) before the fun parts.. painting!

    Curious what your surprise project is though :)

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  3. My prep so far has also been to place a couple of orders. (Not big ones though) I will be interested in seeing how the 2mm Nappys come out as it's a scale I have never tried yet I can see if done well may be brilliant.

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  4. 2mm Napoleonics! I can barely see the details in my favoured 28mm, you must have eyes like a hawk!

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  5. 2mm huh? You'll need to paint about a million to get 10 points :-)

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  6. @ Brendon - a huge prep weekend? Does that mean that you will only be entering 120mm models this year? ;)

    @ Francis - cheers! :)

    @ M R Lee - yup, lots of prep to be done. I think my next steps will be sticking other figures on bases & painting sticks for priming before the Challenge starts. :)

    @ Clint - that sounds like good prep to me. If only they came ready to paint and the real prep wasn't needed ;)
    As for the 2mm Nappies, you'll just have to wait and see what my plans are for those. All should be revealed fairly early :)

    @ Michael A - I have no plans for making masterpieces of them ;)

    @ Adam - mini is very much the case! ;)

    @ Pat - thanks! :)

    @ Millsy - maybe, but they are so cheap that it's not beyond the realms of possibility! ;)

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  7. Many of my ingredient shopping trips often add up in cost, necessitating a re-think. I know it's not the same thing but if we're talking spending money on our hobbies, it's makes sense.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing how the 2 and 6mm turn out. Keep us posted.

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