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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, 20 May 2012

WIP: Old Glory Cuirassiers #4

Well, my bank account has taken a big hit today - I've bought my replacement fridge-freezer and while I was there decided it was time to replace my gas cooker (also 16 year old) as well. I'll be taking another big financial hit this week - my annual travel card is due for renewal.

That's enough about life stuff though. What you want to hear about is painting and to see some pics.

Old Glory Cuirassiers

Done today:

  • Trousers
  • Boots
  • Gauntlets
  • Belts, cartridge pouches and scabbards
  • Faces and hair (on those without closed helms)
  • Hat of standard bearer
  • Flagpole/lance of standard bearer
  • Wooden parts of pistols
  • Saddles (where visible)

It sounds like a lot, but broken up into little bits it didn't seem to take too much time.

Still to do:

  • Metalwork
  • Stirrup straps (just spotted I hadn't done those!)
  • Error correction (need to touch up some of the armour)
  • Klear/ink coat
  • Basing

As I'm not gaming tomorrow night, I'll probably get these finished apart from basing which will get done on Tuesday.

I also did the flesh on the Sarmatian "other cavalry" but didn't take photos. Once the cuirassiers are done, I'll finish these.

Next Up

  • Scythians
  • Battlebots
  • 30YW foot
  • Space Demons


  1. more work is doen all the time, thanks for the work in progress posts. though I must admite that I hardly ever read the full post. I like pics. sorry I was just being honest.

    nice work from what I see

  2. Coming on fast there. When you get round to the foot you will feel spoilt


  3. Great progress Tamsin. So far no painting for me.I have spent the whole evening going through all these blogs.

  4. Sorry to hear about the budget hits, good progress though!

  5. Good progress on the figs. It's definitely a pain when real life essentials eat into the wargaming budget!