An unexpected winter storm gave me a snow day off from work yesterday. I made use of the time to complete two stands of cavalry and a stand of bowmen for my Dux Bellorum
project, and two three figure stands of old Minifigs spearmen to represent Laketown men or dismounted Rohirrim for my Middle Earth project.
I've decided that the next couple of months will be devoted to painting a few pending projects. One of these is the vintage Minifig Middle Earth bands. I inventoried all of my carefully gather stocks recently and concluded that I have about three hundred to paint, so I hope eventually to have a game like the one I wanted in 1974 when I first bought these.
I had a team of 15 elvish reinforcements in process, and finished them up over the weekend. I am anticipating that they will be used for Dragon Rampant, but I am trying to keep the basing fairly flexible.
So, after that, I have two 12 figure units, a six figure scout unit, a command stand, one lone individual, and a stand of three:
The stand of three is an anomaly. I stumbled into a handful of ME figures at Cold Wars in 2015, including three elves and seven dwarves. Having not seen any in years, I did not anticipate that I would be able to find any more, so I gave them special base treatment. With another twenty or so on hand, awaiting painting, I now expect that I will end up with a second base done to match that one (and to form a Dragon scout unit), a second command stand, a pair of mounted elves, and a handful of singles. The current two and a half units of twelve should become four.
I'm working on some goblins and orcs this week, but I think that I will set up a dozen human spearmen (really Saxons but ready to stand in for Lakemen, Rohirrim, or Dunlendings) next, so that I can field a basic 24 point Dragon Rampant war band of the northern allies after the Battle of the Five Armies.
I post a little about my ongoing projects, recent games, how I got to where I am, and where I'm going, as time away from the workbench, and a somewhat busy life, permits. I'll try to keep cooking and ballroom dance down to a minimum, but they do seem to take up a lot of time.
This is my really short, no explanation included, list of projects: 54mm Medieval Mayhem (skirmish), 54mm Buck Rogers, 40mm French and Indian War, 40mm NQSYW, 40mm French Revolution/Scarlet Pimpernel, 40mm Renaissance, 25mm Dark Ages (Saxons and Vikings), 25mm Darkest Africa, 25mm Fantasy, 1/72 scale Bronze Age, 1/72 scale 2nd Punic War, 1/72 scale fantasy (travel skirmish), 6mm Ancients (travel DBA), 6mm Fantasy (travel HotT), 6mm Spanish Civil War.