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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).

Sunday, 27 May 2012

WIP: 30YW Foot, The Blue Regiments #4

I'll start with the pics first again:

All done apart from:

  • Klear/ink coat - I will probably do a gloss coat first and also use a lighter mix than I have been using for the Sarmatians
  • Basing apart from flock
  • Matt spray varnish
  • Flocking and tufting

I should (fingers crossed) be able to get the first 2 bits done this evening, allowing me to do the matt varnish spray in the morning before work and the flocking/tufting when I get home.

The question now is what hops onto the painting table next? I guess the Sarmatian "other cavalry" should be next, and while doing those I can prep some of my 30YW cavalry. Which leads to another question - cuirassiers or harqebusiers? I think I'll decide on that one tomorrow.

Lessons Learnt

  • I definitely went too non-uniform with this batch, which made progress slow. I'll see how they look when they're based before deciding which bits of non-uniformity to eliminate.
  • It was a lot of figures to do in one batch. For the next batches I will probably do 1 regiment at a time. With the paint drying out quickly in the current "heatwave", it probably makes sense to do less figures at a time anyway.
  • I have revised the order of painting - I got several bits in the wrong order this time round, which meant going back to do touch-ups.


  1. Cuirassiers...and you can mix blackened and steel...

    And obviously Happy Wargaming to All.


  2. They are looking so good Tamsin. Excellent work.