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Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Back from hols.....

Hi All
Just got back last night from a week's hols in Gran Canaria. Last hols before the 'Hawesling' arrives!! And jolly nice it was too...

Anyway, now I'm back, you can expect a pic or two, as I'm off work all week and intend to do some painting. I have just completed a Welsh Lord conversion (a bloody good one though I say so myself!!) that I started before going on hols so as soon as I've stuck the static grass and whatnot on his base, I'll drag the camera out. Am going to tackle the other two lords (including a new army standard) along with some of Tony's Saxons and some Teulu conversions over the next couple of weeks. I also have a Saxon Lord that I want to paint...it's the GB one with the axe and the head in his hand... I've added a casualty model to his base...sans head, of course and I think he'll be fun to paint!!

The basic idea is to do some additional figures to create a less 'Roman' looking Welsh army to use for late 6th-7th Century scenarios, so these guys wil replace the more Romnao-Brit looking guys in my current army. I have some more combrogi to do that with as well. In fact I've finished the first 5 and they look good with their 'Celtic' clothing. I'll take pics of those when I get a moment too.

I'm also looking at the possibility of doing some sort of Arthurian mini campaign at the local wargames club early next year (involving the 'character-heavy warbands' idea that appeared in Wargames Illustrated or on the net somewhere late last year) and some extra Welshies will give me the ability to field three different warbands for use by those players at the club with none. I'm thinking of about 500pts of troops and about 250-300pts of characters (no Rex, Dux, Cynings, etc...just the 'middle level' heroes and below) doing skirmish scenarios (using the skirmish rule adaptations from Age of Arthur). Then there's that Tristram and Iseult scenario that I'm working on as well...

By next January, there'll be at least 4 players at the club with Arthurian armies, two of us with 5 potential warbands between us... Anyway, that's why I'm painting extra Welshies and why I'll be doing some Saxons and hence why the El Cid got put on the back burner once I realised I'd never get 'em done for WHW in May this year... Nobody at my club does El Cid so there's no point painting them yet if I can't play with them!!!!

Right... Off to the painting table...

See ya...

1 comment:

Dave said...

Was this an April fool post?

8-)