Maybe I’m beginning to adjust to a new “normal.” After several weeks of doing pretty much nothing, I finally did some painting this past week. Here are the results.
First are two female Elf archers from Reaper Miniature’s Dark Heaven Legends range. Many years ago as I became disillusioned with Warhammer, I started playing Chipco’s Fantasy Rules. I started collecting figures from Reaper to build an all female army. Liara Silverrain was at that time the only female archer available, so I bought 8 or 10 of them. I still have 4 or 5 left to finish painting.
If you don’t know by now, I’m such a slow painter that often I find myself playing a different army or game before I complete a project. Before I could finish building an army for Chipco’s Fantasy Rules!, I found myself as a playtester for Reaper’s Warlord Fantasy game. I had good success with my Dwarf army and I began collecting figures for other armies. And many of them are still waiting to be painted. This week, I finished 2 Elf Fauns leaving 7 more left to finish painting.
Most female gamers I know, came to this hobby through Dungeons & Dragons. I got hooked by painting figures with my son. Soon I was collecting my own figures and playing against him and my brothers. My entry into this hobby was through Warhammer and Warhammer 40K. I collected Dwarfs for fantasy and Squats for 40K. I sold the Squats years ago as I started a 10 year hiatus from gaming. When I got back into gaming, I stripped the Dwarfs for repainting, and they’ve been in the paint queue ever since. So, I finished one this week. That means 8 finished and at least 100 more to go.
After wrapping up playesting on Reaper’s Warlord game, I became a little disillusioned with the game. Like Warhammer, it became much more of a competitive game with the most recent army released being the most powerful. It was at this point I discovered Two Hour Wargames and began playing their games. I started this blog as a place to record the stories which developed from the games. As a result of the blog, I was invited to join a group playing colonial era games using Colonial Adventures. This began a collection of colonial figures that is nearly completely painted! These figures are from Wargames Foundry’s Darkest Africa range – Tribal Musketmen in Hats & Coats . Of course since all of my colonial figures are nearly painted, it is time to buy more.
I also rebased some Heroclix figures for use in my Sci-Fi games. You can never have too many civilians or New Hope City weirdos.
It’s hard to believe I haven’t painted anything since February. My count of painted figures (I don’t count the ones I rebase unless I have to touch up the paint) now stands at 126. Here’s the breakdown:
- 13 28mm Fantasy Figures
- 60 6mm Ancient Greek Figures
- 22 10mm Seven Years War Figures
- 10 28mm Old West Figures
- 8 28mm Colonial Era Figures
- 41 Pieces of Terrain
- Rebased 13 Science Fiction Figures
Are You a Villain?
As a mostly solo gamer, I’m both the good and the bad. But Stella Jang asks:
“We all pretend to be heroes on the good side, but what if we’re the villains on the other?”
I hope you enjoy this quirky song with a jazz/ragtime beat.