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.