Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Status Report

After all that stodgy stuff about L’Art De La Guerre (ADLG) in the last post I thought I’d just write a short piece about my current projects.  The following are all 15 mm:

  • TYW artillery.  The three guns are done and the crew will be started next week.
  • TYW musketeers. I’m half way through three battlegroups worth of these to bulk out my TYW collection.
  • TYW infantry command. These are underway.  Some are destined for generic musketeer elements while the majority are for some Early German Protestant command elements.
  • TYW Transylvanians.  I bought samples at Britcon and have nearly finished them all.  It’s been fun getting the colour palette right and I’ve even been edge highlighting blackened armour!
  • WWII 8th Army.  Slowly working my way through a largish pile of infantry in batches of 4-8 figures each time.

Having a lot of projects isn’t that novel.  I suspect I have far fewer than many but the main thing is that I’m making progress with all of them.  In the last weeks I have finished and in some cases based:

  • Eight bases of TYW musketeers (8 x 3 = 24 infantry).
  • One batch of 8th Army (8 infantry).
  • One battlegroup of Akinji light horse (8 x 2 = 8 cavalry).
  • Three bases of TYW command each with two hand-painted Danish flags.

I think it’s far to say I have got my painting “mojo working”. When I’ve finished the Translyvanians I’ll get my camera out and take some pictures.

2 comments :

TamsinP said...

Sounds like you've got plenty on the go at the moment - should keep you out of mischief :)

Just out of interest, what figures are you using for your 30YW Transylvanians?

Vexillia said...

So far my TYW Transylvanian samples are all from Donnington:

LH/Cv Bow/Sword - EC04 & 06 on TYH06
Late Gendarmes - EC03 on TYH08
LH/Cv Carbine/Pistol - EC05 on TYH06 & 08

I'm thinking of OTC09, EC10 & EC12 for command and variety but not sure yet as there're no pictures on the web.

I will be ordering some PL07 & 08 from Legio Heroica's "Vienna 1683" Polish range at the weekend as LH/Cv Carbine/Pistol.

Even so I'll probably end up using Donnington horses because the Legio Heroica figures don't have pistol holsters.