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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 and haven't looked back since. I must admit that I seem to be more of a painter/collector than a gamer, but do hope to correct that at some point in the near future. My gaming interests span the ages, from the "Biblical" era all the way through to the far future. I enjoy games of all sizes, from a handful of figures up to major battles (see my megalomaniacally sized Choson Korean and Russian Seven Years War armies).

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WIP (no photos)

Tasks completed today:

  • 3 BGs Armoured Lancers - spotted I'd forgotten to paint the bases before gluing the figures on (D'Oh!!) so I did this. 
  • Painted a bunch of bases* ready for next BGs of cavalry
  • Glued archers and javelin/spear foot onto sticks for painting. these will be gesso primed tomorrow.
  • Having assessed my army lists for the club tournament, realised I could probably use more LF-Javelin troops against Gordon's Classical Indian army which will have plenty of hephalumps, so I placed an order for some more from Donnington along with enough mounted bowmen and lancers to make up 2 more BGs of "Other Cavalry"
  • Worked out what paint and wash colours I'll want for the "Other Cavalry" horses

*I used B&Q Colours range "Cocoa Bean" for this (matt emulsion tester pot - great value for jobs like this)

Tomorrow's "To Do" List:

  • Base colours on "Other Cavalry" Horses, plus washes if time allows
  • Gesso prime the foot troops
  • Apply texture mix to Armoured Lancers bases
  • Paint up some more bases

I've also realised that I need to order some more cavalry bases, so I'll probably do that tomorrow.


  1. B&Q paints for an undercoat??? Didn't know normal paint would work??

  2. It works fine out of the pot on MDF bases, needs a little bit of thinning down for painting onto figure bases.

    Emulsion paint is basically a thicker mix of acrylic paint (but with less finely ground pigment I guess). Great for terrain and for painting up bases before gluing figures or adding scatter.

  3. You'll need to watch using B&Q paints if they are emulsions as if the figures are at all greasy the paint will flake off fairly easily over a bit of time.

    Good to see your getting a fair bit of progress though.

    1. The emulsions don't go onto bare metal, but on top of gesso primer (plus paints, washes etc that have dripped/splattered onto the figure base) so there shouldn't be any problem with flaking, particularly after being sealed with gloss varnish and Klear-ink wash.