There is a good bit of preparation work going on at the moment , with lots ready for tackling as I start into the winter challenge. My man-cave time has been boosted with a reduction in day job travelling which is nice. I have however splashed out on another few sets of rules to help things along with the acquisition of "The Sands of Sudan" from Carlo at "With Pyjamas through the Desert"
blog - a set of reconstructed Peter Gilder rule, of which I have many bits of already but not a complete view. I wanted to support Carlo in his endeavour and who can resist a nice new shiny set of rules - and some very nicely designed Random Event cards. With the numbers of Mahdist required on them its a good job I still have a stock in to paint on top of the 600+ I already have. I want to get to 1000 Mahdist foot.
The gamers play the imperial forces , meanwhile an umpire uses the
cards and rules to direct the random elements of Mahdist forces.
All delivered from Australia in just over a week.. thanks Carlo.
I also picked up the latest Pulp Alley release to add to my other sets. - "Vice Alley"
Some of my collection painted by Loki feature as David asked on the Pulp Alley forum for some to include , which I was more than happy to oblige - appropriately they are in the Gang War pages.
Brushwork has not been entirely absent - so here is a teaser for DC..I have cracked on with main block work on the AWI Highlanders. I want these off the desk for the start of the challenge which should be ok.
Errr. so that would be so I can start more Highlanders... I must be mad...I need two 36 man units for the Sudan collection. I am working on a test figure here so I could work out colour schemes. The figure is an old Peter Gilder Connoisseur Sudan range one , and I will be using these use for the "Black Watch" . It is a joy to paint - not too fiddly and easy to access the details etc.
few little twiddly bits to do ...
I suspect the Perry figures I have prepared for the "Gordons" - which were complete
swines to clean up won't be so nice to paint.