Friday, June 19, 2015

6MMRPC 2.4 - French & Indian War (1)

So, after painting "The Last of the Mohicans" for my Dad for Father's Day , I decided I wanted to paint more FIW, so over the last 4 days I finished up - 

8 Huron Warriors. Sorry for the crappy pic. I gave my Dad his gift two days ago, and he stated that he wanted to play a game with them, so today, he and my youngest brother came down for a game of Muskets & Tomahawks. 

I did not take "in game" pics, due to the majority of the forces being (horror, gasp) unpainted, but I did take this picture of the table before deployment -

As you can see: the Blockhouse isn't painted yet, and I'm very terrain light at the moment. That will be rectified ASAP. I have a ton of plans and ideas for terrain and what not.

The game was excellent, fast paced, though it being only the 2nd time I've played, and Dad and my brothers first time, it took some getting used to. M&T is such a smooth, cinematic rule set, we loved it! We had three armies on the field - ignored the points values. Dad = Huron War Party, Brother = Canadian Militia, and I played the massively outnumbered British light infantry with Mohawk Allies.
I promise once my figures are all painted, I'll post up some proper battle reports.

To show you my WIP at the moment -

Needless to say, playing a game with unpainted figures is a huge motivator!

Also, rushing this morning, I finished off this small pond - 

Slow progress, but progress none the less!

2015 Painted Figures - 83
2015 Finished Terrain - 13
2015 Games Played - 2

Sunday, June 14, 2015

6MMRPC 2.3 Shadows of Brimstone Monster

So I cranked through another completed figure today. It's the largest monster from Shadows of Brimstone. 

I varnished it with a gloss varnish, and was debating doing a matte varnish but I think I kind of like the glossy/slimy look.

The thing I really like about painting the pieces from boardgames is that almost all of them can be used for other things.

2015 Painted Figures - 75
2015 Finished Terrain - 12
2015 Games Played - 1

6MMRPC 2.2 - The Last of the Mohicans

Here's my second update of the challenge and my first finished minis!  Oh and these are the first things I've painted since April, so glad to be getting back into the swing of things!

My father is who got me into wargaming in the first place many years ago.  He's never had a lot of time to put into the hobby raising us 8 kids, and during a lean year about 18 years ago, he sold off almost everything except his 1/72nd scale unassembled stuff.  

One of his favorite periods of history is The French & Indian War, and his favorite movie is Last of the Mohicans.  So, for Father's Day this year, I decided to paint up and present to him The Last of the Mohicans blister pack from Warlord Games.  Below you'll see how they came out.  I was actually a little disappointed in the quality of the sculpts...they'll do fine, but the detail was VERY shallow.  Anyways, I hope he likes them.

The Whole Set Together

Magua and Chingachgook 

Alice Munro and Hawkeye

Uncas and Cora Munro

I think they turned out ok.

2015 Painted Figures - 74
2015 Finished Terrain - 12
2015 Games - 1

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6MMRPC 2.1 - Prepping

Hey y'all,
I've been working a ton of extra shifts at work as money is very tight (hence this challenge being originally developed last year). I'm late on posting, and I honestly have not painted a damn thing yet haha. Unless you count spray undercoating all the stuff I've assembled over the last 3 weeks!

Everything assembled so far.

My last order before the challenge. Legartha from the show "Vikings" from the Dice Bag Lady. She'll make an awesome shield maiden addition to my Viking forces. She's been assembled, sprayed and is waiting for paint! Also an artizan cowgirl.

Here's some kit bashed warrior monks/wizards I built for either Lion Rampant, Dragon Rampant, Frostgrave, or Mordheim.

Over the last 3 weeks I've assembled over 200 figures. Add that to the 300ish I already had assembled and primed, and I've got over 500 figures to choose from throughout the challenge! More updates coming soon!