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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, 8 April 2020

Wednesday Workbench 08 April

Well, that's quite a lot of figures currently on the workbench. The men at arms have all been based now, with just flocking and tufting left to do:

While various stages of the basing were curing or drying, I painted up these twelve figures:

I can't for the life of me work out what unit types these were meant to be for, so they might get popped to one side until I figure out where to use them (I suspect they may have been intended to be added to bases of billmen, archers or spearmen), once they are varnished.

Yesterday I started on the longbowmen, with the first 24 figures now almost finished:

The eagle-eyed among you may be wondering why one of them has a green blob on his helmet. Yes, well, indeed. Accidents do happen, dontchaknow?

When I have finished painting these chaps, I have another 48 archers to paint. 24 seems to be a reasonable batch size for them, so that will be two more batches. I can then varnish all the archers (and those twelve odd figures) and get them based up before moving onto the next set of figures, either the billmen or the spearmen.


  1. They look a terrific mob of plate harness, Tamsin. Well done.

  2. Good job so far, are you going to do the livery jackets as any particular retinue?

  3. A fantastic looking retinue Tamsin.

  4. These are really coming together Tamsin, bravo!

  5. The Perry plastics are nice figures and you have done a great paint job on them.

  6. @ Neil - thanks! They'll look even better once the bases are flocked and tufted. :)

    @ Whisk - cheers Ivy! :)

    @ Curt - thanks! Individually the armour does look a bit scrappy, but en masse it looks great. :)

    @ Millsy - cheers! :)

    @ Herkybird - thanks! I'm not going to do livery jackets as any particular historical retinue, but some might end up with them by accident! :)

    @ Natholeon - cheers! :)

    @ Paul SS - thanks! :)

    @ Michael - cheers! :)