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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, 22 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Korean Pikemen and Swordsmen

Today the third of the three sets of figures I finished while I had no internet at home. This time it's the last three bases of troops I need for ADLG. These two bases of "pikemen" and one of "swordsmen" add to the original four and one I painted a few weeks ago.



These won't be the last additions to my Korean army. I still have a bunch of levy "mob" to paint, and the FoGAM/FoGR lists allows me a few more bases of cavalry.

I've taken the last few evenings off from painting, and might take the next two off as well. I think I deserve it and I'm going to need to build up my painting energy reserves for this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge "AHPC "Ate"" which kicks off on 20 December. Luckily I've got lots of figures primed and ready to go, many of which were prepped and primed for the last one!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Spear & Crossbow Unit #2

And I finally have internet back at home! Hoo-bleedin'-ray!

As promised yesterday, here is the second unit I finished last week. They are the second spear & crossbow unit for my Ming Chinese army. As the first unit was "poor", these will be "average" and so have trim on their robes.

I only need two of these units for FoGR so this completes that portion of the army for now.

I thought you might want to see how the army is progressing, so here is a pic of them in their box:

I do have more units waiting in the painting queue though, so I'll be moving onto the second box very soon. I might also have to buy another set of the flag decals as I've only got a few left.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Generals

Apologies for the interruption to normal blog-posting - I haven't had internet at home since the 10th and have spent a fair bit of time trying to get the problem fixed (long story - might post it when it's finally sorted [which will be tomorrow if all goes well]).

I have been carrying on with painting stuff and this is the first of three "finished" posts coming your way over the next few days.

Last weekend I finished painting the generals and got them based. This gives me four sets of commanders (I only need three for ADLG but can use the 4th for FoGR).

And more pics:

And some close-ups:

Some of the figures I'd ordered from Timecast arrived last weekend. Over the past week (when not painting) I got them all prepped, then primed them on Saturday:

There are three packs still to come from this order - the handgunners, the third (and final) pack of heavy cavalry and another pack of Korean levy for my "mob".

Monday, 6 November 2017

Monday Workbench 06 November

I was supposed to be gaming this evening, but was feeling a bit out of sorts so I emailed my opponent to apologise. As a result you get a workbench post to make up for not doing one yesterday.

I started work on some generals and mounted standard bearers for my Ming forces last night. I actually managed to get a fair bit done - all the horse flesh and markings painted and a black undercoat for the metallic areas. This evening I started on the metallics - first using VMA Black Metal for the steel areas, then VMA copper for the brass/gold areas.

I also decided to take a pic of all the Ming troops I've painted so far in their storage box:

Tomorrow I'm back at work, so progress will slow down.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Sunday Wor... Oh, Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Spear & Bow Unit #2

Another Sunday and no WIPs to show you. But fear not because...

...I've completed another unit this evening!

This is the second spear & bow unit for my Ming Chinese army. These will be the compulsory "poor" unit for FoGR. What I'd forgotten (and probably won't bother to change now) was my plan to signify "poor" troops by using the same muted colour for coats and hats. At least I remembered not to do a different colour for the trim!

And some close-ups:

Next up will be some more generals, followed by the second spear & crossbow unit.

Most of the order I placed last week with Timecast has been shipped and I expect the postman will drop them off tomorrow. Typically, the handgunners (which I need to make a "legal" army for FoGR) are one of the packs on back-order.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Ming Chinese Baggage Elements

I finished painting the Chinese porters and barrow-men last night And started thinking about base composition for the baggage elements. For ADLG you need a 40x80mm base but for FoGR you need one that is 80x120mm. Simple solution - make up 3 elements of 40x80mm. Problem - not enough figures for three bases. Solution - figures on two bases and leave the third one blank.

It was still missing something, but I had a thought - I had a spare horse archer figure from ages back who I could add as a guard. I dug the figure out, glued the rider to the horse and the horse to a painting stick then primed it last night. I managed to get him finished by late afternoon then glued all the figures onto the two bases. Once the superglue had cured I made a start on doing the basing. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually managed to take them all the way through to flocking this evening.

Time now for pics:

The porters and barrow-men are from Essex, the horse archer is Old Glory 15s.

Tomorrow I'll be making a start on another spear & bow unit. These chaps will be "poor" as I need at least one of those for FoGR.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Finished: 15mm Choson Korean Levy

In my post yesterday I said I'd done a quick paint of some other figures after finishing the Ming spear & dao unit. Well, here they are - three bases of Choson Korean levy troops.

These three bases are enough for ADLG, but for FoGR I'll need to add another 7 at least for FoGR as the units have to be 10-12 bases. Hmmm, maybe I need to order a couple more packs?

Short Workbench Update

All the figures which came in on Friday have now been prepped and washed. They just need to be stuck onto painting sticks (and riders onto horses) and primed. I'm now working on prepping some more Kra'Vak (the older, smaller figures - these can be "juveniles").

It's also possible that I placed an order with Timecast for the various packs I need to fill out my Ming Chinese army and to complete the Korean "levy" for FoGR.

As far as painting goes, I've started work on the Chinese porters and barrow-men for my Ming camp.
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