Staycation Painting

The confluence of two holidays prompted me to take the days in between off: giving me a staycation and the quiet downtime I’ve needed for months.

Of course, me staying home and barely leaving the house means that this is the real winner:

Down time meant painting time.  I’d lost my momentum after burning through getting everything ready for Black Ops.  I’ve started a bunch of Pike & Shotte minis… but took on too many at once and stalled out.

A palette cleanser was called for.

First, I finished off some half-done Mantic sci-fi zombies. These are nothing to get excited about. The models are adequate.  The paintjob no better.

The right sized project to take on when needing Something Different: a Frostgrave warband.  Over the first few days, I built my baseline set of models from the Barbarian kit, then ordered an appropriate Wizard and Apprentice from Red Box Games. I’d forgotten how charming and characterful those models are: I need to order a few more and give them some real attention.

Then, bam: just ground out a Frostgrave warband, like you do.

While I was at it, I knocked out the tokens that came with the Barbarians, as well as some rats (War Dogs) and a Raven) I’d based for my Cultists a while back.

A good use of some much needed quiet time.

  • Drathmere

    Those look great, now get back to painting! We have to get ready for the 100 year anniversary of the United States’ entry into WW1.

    • Hrm. It’s not a bad idea to do something with Meuse-Argonne late next year.

      • Drathmere

        I’m thinking 10×6 foot table but played at 10mm (or whatever FoW is) but using modified bolt action rules. Stands have X wounds which could be treated by extra pins. At X pins a stand is removed. until they are removed they fight at full strength or something. This would mostly be about command and control and leaders ordering attacks using multiple units.

  • I love the warband. It’s looking proper awesome!

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