As predicted last month my painting has dropped off the deep end. Having finished enough Brits for my Flames of War army to be competitive and interesting I lost enthusiasm for painting more, and various other calls upon my time meant my hopes of adding to my English Civil War Royalists didn’t get beyond the modelling stage. I did get as far as Phalanx in St Helens for the first time, taking the Bio-Titan along with me for his first taste of a wargaming show. He lasted around 45 minutes, which was about as long as I expected, before getting bored and wanting to go home. He left very pleased with himself with a box of the Perry’s new Army of England (Agincourt and all that) plastics, which we subsequently made a number of after we got home.
I personally picked up a box of Warlord Royalist horse to add another regiment and some more dragoons to my army, as well as a Warlord Falconet, some Assault Group musketeers to boost my dragoon numbers, another 4Ground powder cart to increase my supply train, and a foam tray or two for my Brits to live in. Finally I briefly met up with Red who had picked up a mounted welsh warlord for my Saga troops for me at Salute. In the days following this I managed to make all of the above, and quite enjoyed doing so, but they have remained plastic coloured.
In gaming news I’m running a Flames of War Operation Market Garden campaign which started well with campaign turn one having a decent turn out, more on that when I get time to write it up.
To break it down its 12 horsemen, 1 powder wagon, 4 musketeers and 1 warlord, so an additional 18 models to the unpainted horde.
Plans for July – play football. ECW at Gauntlet. Flames of War Market Garden campaign round 2. And maybe undercoat some Royalists. Maybe.