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« on: 30 December 2017, 02:20:01 PM »

Time to call the new years resolutions for 2018, and mine hobby wise would be to finish 10 forces from my running projects. I have talked about these here:

 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16829.0.html

With acouple of weeks off work, and the 2017 painting challenge done on the 13th december, i can take an early start at completing my goal.


the forces i have in unfinished state are:

 1) deadzone orcs warband
 2) deadzone plague zombies mob
 3) pirates
 4) privateers
 5) British forces to battle the pirates
 6) epic orcs
 7) epic space marines
8 ) warhammer fantasy dwarf army
 9) warhammer fantasy orcs and goblins
10) warhammer fantasy undead
11) LOTR goblins
12) LOTR numenor
13) LOTR high elves
14) 40k imperial guard
15) 40k dark angels (dark vengeance starter set)
16) 40k chaos (dark vengeance starter set)
17) mice and mystics/reaper mouselings
18) D&D legend of drizzt game
19) D&D temple of elemental evil game
20) D&D tomb of annihilation game
21) the great war boardgame (germans + british, one entry because they belong togheter)
22) bolt action USMC
23) bolt action IJA
24) bolt action germans
25) bolt action US airborne
26) pendraken zombies
27) napoleonic french
28) napoleonic british
29) napoleonic prussians

The goal is to paint at least these:
1) pirates   
 2) privateers 
 3) British forces to battle the pirates 
4) bolt action USMC 
5) bolt action IJA 
6) bolt action germans 
7) bolt action US airborne 
8 ) deadzone marauder warband
9) deadzone plague zombies mob
10) unknown

Let's hope this year i succeed just like in 2017!!
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« Reply #1 on: 30 December 2017, 02:24:36 PM »

And the first force is already finished!











Went with a different style of base than i usualy do, tried to represent sandy terrain. Didn't come out quite as i planned, but still good enough to keep it!

So, 18 models painted and one force done:

1) pirates   
 2) privateers
3) British forces to battle the pirates
4) bolt action USMC
5) bolt action IJA
6) bolt action germans
7) bolt action US airborne
8 ) deadzone marauder warband
9) deadzone plague zombies mob
10) unknown

Onwards to the next one!!!
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« Reply #2 on: 30 December 2017, 02:53:21 PM »

Good start Peter Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: 30 December 2017, 03:06:27 PM »

Thabks!
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« Reply #4 on: 30 December 2017, 03:18:01 PM »

Great start boss!
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« Reply #5 on: 30 December 2017, 07:55:14 PM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up

Well done, that man Applause

I notice that the first force you completed was number 3 on your list Wink
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« Reply #6 on: 30 December 2017, 08:33:24 PM »

Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up

Well done, that man Applause

I notice that the first force you completed was number 3 on your list Wink

They are not in any particular order actually! I just pick and paint what i feel like doing from that list. HAd a new shade of red paint (khorne red from GW) and wanted to see how it worked for the redcoats. I fully expect to really start painting stuff in any order, switching between forces half done and so on...

Variety keeps you painting! I just hope by limiting the list of things to paint to 10, i have variety but will still be able to complete the project/forces in the year ahead.
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« Reply #7 on: 30 December 2017, 08:37:31 PM »

Only joking Peter, I recall you mentioning the list was in no particular order
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« Reply #8 on: 30 December 2017, 11:55:20 PM »





Impressive set of whiskers on this chap.....and a BIG boarding axe  Cool

Very nice Peter....the basing looks fine.

First 2018 project completed and its still 2017 (just)  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: 31 December 2017, 12:54:59 AM »

Only joking Peter, I recall you mentioning the list was in no particular order

I know, still good to clarify  Wink

Impressive set of whiskers on this chap.....and a BIG boarding axe  Cool

Very nice Peter....the basing looks fine.

First 2018 project completed and its still 2017 (just)  Wink

Never hurts to get ahead just a little bit!
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« Reply #10 on: 31 December 2017, 07:53:10 AM »

VERY nice work, Peter !!

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #11 on: 31 December 2017, 06:49:28 PM »

Your goal setting inspired me to do a bit of planning last night, seemed a good way to lead into a new year Wink

I've identified some of the:
  • painting to do
  • scenarios to design
  • games to play

Top of each list, at the moment, is:
  • painting - AWI in Viginia project - last Americans, then Arnold's British
  • scenarios to design - Jericho, February 1918 to mark the Centenary
  • games to play - Battle of Ligny, a large 20mm game with newly painted figures put on by Rob & Roy, two of our regular group

I suspect the plans will evolve over the year Wink
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« Reply #12 on: 04 January 2018, 09:14:11 AM »

Your goal setting inspired me to do a bit of planning last night, seemed a good way to lead into a new year Wink

I've identified some of the:
  • painting to do
  • scenarios to design
  • games to play

Top of each list, at the moment, is:
  • painting - AWI in Viginia project - last Americans, then Arnold's British
  • scenarios to design - Jericho, February 1918 to mark the Centenary
  • games to play - Battle of Ligny, a large 20mm game with newly painted figures put on by Rob & Roy, two of our regular group

I suspect the plans will evolve over the year Wink

planning ahead always works. Like i am planning a big order from perry  Grin

In other news, despite being off work untill next tuesday, i haven't touched a single miniature since i painted those british last week. Definately not a good start of the year modelling wise! Think i will try to get something done today. Just really lacking the mojo, and not knowing wich colours i will use on the privateers doesn't hellp either. I am trying to paint them all in very different colours to set them apart, but want to give them all a common colour on one item to tie the 'gangs' in togheter, like with the red on the british ship crew. I will go dark green and black on the pirates, so i can have pirate vs pirate if i want, but i'm a bit stumped what i will do to the privateers. Could go with blue or yellow, but not so sure how that would look.

Will start painting and just go with the flow i think, will see what looks good and what doesn't!
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« Reply #13 on: 07 January 2018, 09:08:29 PM »

So i started painting the privateers and opted for a yellowish light brown , but haven't touched them enough to call it progress!

But in other news, i did order a lot of stuff over the weekend! In the spirit of my painting challenge, i decided to not only paint complete forces, but also buy the odds and ends i need to make them complete.

I bought:

warlord games:
-germans: Late war grenadier sprue and mg 42 team
-us airborne conversion kit (sniper team-bazooka team-officer)

These essentialy add to the band of brothers starter set forces, to make them pretty versatile 600 point lists for small games.

ebay:
-used copy of "wargaming:an introduction" by Neil Thomas.

I wanted these for the ACW rules and to see if i can add something to the napoleonic wargaming rules.

-two sprues of victrix highlanders

The only regiment i still needed for Picton's division in 28mm (the cameron highlanders)

Perry miniatures:

napoleonic french :
- imperial guard artillery
-horse artillery
-2x line artillery
-some command sprues and some voltiguers

napoleonic british and allies:
-hanoverian artillery
-royal horse artillery
-some 95th rifles
-major general ponsonby to lead my union brigade!

With this nice lot combined with my black friday order, i probably have more napoleonic troops than i can fit on my biggest table.

ganesha games:
-song of drums and shakos
-fear and faith

Some more of the great SOBH family, this time to use with my surplus nappy figures, and for skirmishes with the pendraken zombies and survivors!

and ordered from pendraken today:
-2 units of ACW zouaves
-a custom pack of ACW cavalry (6 union and 6 confederate)
- 30 ww2 soviet rifle and ppsh armed troops
- bunch of bases

Although i had called my ACW project finished, it always bothered me that i have no zouave units, especially because one hour wargames specifically uses them! I also needed some regular cavalry troopers. For my first rules i had 4 units of 3 bases each, 2 union and 2 confederate. Now i use Neil thomas rules, wich always seem to have units of 4 bases each, so i will be making 4th bases for them!
My WW2 russians were a battlegroup i had labelled 'finished' as well, but every time i play with them, i end up 1-2 infantry stands short, so adding some seemed a wise desicion. i base per 5 models so this gives me 6 bases extra, so hopefully more than enough now!



Actually i'm quite a happy camper! Have spent a lot of time last week looking at new games (like star saga, swords and sorcery etc...), and almost gave in to temptation, but stuck to the plan for once and bought missing bits and bobs, instead of plunging myself into something entirely new once more!

Also, by buying all those napoleonic troops, i have just about everything i need to replay D'erlon's attack (with some abstraction). I think the only thing i lack is the space  Grin

One thing is certain, with the napoleonic project out of the way (at least the buying phase), i think i am past one of the biggest hobby budget black holes i encountered the last years (that and bolt action). Hundreds of pounds went into it, and there was never a lot of room for other stuff, so i got limited by what i could spend on other things that interested me! Even now i have cut a bunch from my perry order, and further dilluted the order of battle, to be able to buy those acw additions.

I always Felt like doing hastings, or ECW in 10 mm, so maybe that is something to look forward to now  Cheesy

Or maybe if pendraken finally made those 1940 Belgians!  drooling drooling drooling drooling drooling

But, maybe paint some stuff first, right?  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Wink Wink
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« Reply #14 on: 07 January 2018, 11:19:11 PM »

Blimey! Good haul
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