So I left the total a couple of weeks ago at 565, down from the initial 644 identified 28mm figures of my plastic mountain I have decided to paint, before I let myself move on to another project.
Any how – I have painted more…
Two 40 man white coated ECW regiments (pictured only one – you’ll have to believe me but it’s exactly the same).They are 16 figures pike/command and 2 12 man musket units. I am looking to use these as Northern Royalist forces. I have two more of these units to go!!
So that knocks my total down to 485.
A closer look. I am also ‘rebasing’ my HEXON II Terrain tiles – this is a first try, and I really like them
I’ve also decided to base my ECW artillery. I am doing this simply by making a base and sticking the artillery piece to it – the artillery crew stay separate on top. I think they look better, more like the units they are.
I have also started on my celts – I have 72 to paint in 4 warbands.
I am painting them in 3 batches – the near naked, the clothed and the armoured. I have finished the near naked and the clothed, making for a total of 50 – so knocking the grand total down to 435.
Some closer shots and the new ‘rebased’ tiles ( I have another 90 to do)
As I continue I am slowing down because I have to make the figures – but I am also learning how to paint mass units better – and integrate the basing into the painting process, which makes to more efficient.
I’m also thinking about what the next project will be after I have completed this mountain painting. And strangely nothing is coming out at me – every period or whatever I think of doesn’t give me a new gaming experience – it’s just another army to paint to play a game or system I can already play with the stuff I already own.
Have I reached peak figures?
As it stands I think my time/money will be spent on rebuilding the table (currently it sits on a ping pong table) and putting a few more shelf units up, and possibly a decent snooker table light over the top. So no figures this year.