Sunday, January 27, 2008

Progress, but no pictures at this time

I'm still working on the rest of the Batrachian artillery crew and hope to have them completed (with pictures) next weekend. In addition I have some cavalry horses in progress, with riders soon to follow, some more infantry being prepped, and a couple of other bits and bobs.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Troops Begin to Return after Holidays

The full crew of the Offenbach gun have returned from their Winter holidays.

And the first crew member of the Batrachian gun preps the gun in anticipation of the crew's return.

And finally, a couple of grenadiers from Ober-Umlaut.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Artillery uniforms?

OK, I cheated a bit and used an infantry uniform for testing this. Mainly I'm trying to decide on colors for the Batrachian artillerymen. I'm more inclined to the gray or blue (the latter being the reverse of my Soweiter artillerymen). On the other hand these would be rather dark compared to the pale gray/white of the Batrachian infantry. Not really a problem, but might make the Batrachian seem less coherent (so to speak).
As always I welcome any constructive comments.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Year in Review (sort of)

I am amazed at the recruitment rate of some of the other ImagiNations. Looking over my figures, as near as I can reckon, the past year I painted around 114 SYW minis (including 9 cavalry, a few riders/horses, 1 cannon, assorted accessories and civilians). Before getting on the 18th century bandwagon I also painted 24 medieval civilians and 12 vikings from Foundry, 30 Celtos minis (including 3 cavalry and 1 chariot) to add to my existing collection, and 5 GW minis to add to my fantasy armies. (I think it adds up to around 200 or so Olley points)
Hopefully I will make better progress on minis for the Soweiter League and Batrachia this year.

This is one of several reasons I don't do big battalions! My hat is off to those sturdier souls who do manage big battalions.