Saturday, 5 February 2011

Chipping away at the Lead Mountain

The decision has been made, the figures sorted and shortly there will be some less lead in the mountain. The following figures all from Foundry will be up for sale in the near future:

  • Greek Hoplites - approximately 100 figures from the original range of Greeks
  • Frankish/Arthurian Cavalry - 12 figures including command
  • Late Roman Cataphracts - 6 figures

All of the figures are either unpainted or undercoated in  black or grey spray primer. If anybody is interested send a message.

The main reason for making this decision is due to the change of gaming systems from WAB to Impetus, meaning less figures are required to field an army. 

The second reason is purely to do with time. Based on painting for approximately 30 minutes a day and taking about 2 hours per figure - not the world's fastest painter - the figures above would take roughly 18 complete days to paint. This based off 30 minutes a day equals almost 2 and half years worth of painting time. Its quite scary when worked out like that when you add in real life and work as well, it would be closer to double that time. 

The last reason is a change in interests in gaming the Fall of Rome and Dark Ages to gaming The Trojan War, The Greek City states, Macedonia and the Successors - the above Greeks are surplus to requirements as there is the same amount of Foundry World of Greeks waiting to be painted.

All that said there has been very little paint moved about this week, although a Viking was completed the other day during a lunch break. Sort of goes against what has just been said there, but just needed a change from Spartans and red for a little while.

Pictures to follow shortly time permitting.

Thats all for now

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