Monday 25 February 2013

Some Mar Quar

I finished the squad of Crusader Quar, half of which I posted earlier, and painted all of my Partisans.

First, the Partisans:


I had a blast painting these guys. The poses are good, and each one has its own unique character. After the last few projects I've worked on, it was super fun to take 8 related-but-distinct miniatures, come up with a different colour scheme for each, and take the time on each one to try and do my best work on it.

I had a few snags when working on these guys: the shoulder strap I added to the lantern guy's rifle (which you can't really see here) didn't quite work out as nicely as I would have liked, the guy with the green cloak was painted to look like he's wearing a curtain but the pattern kind of disappeared when I washed it, and the plaid I painted on the molotov thrower's vest worked out better than most I have done, but not as well as I would have liked. That said, I am very happy with them as a group, and I think they are some of my nicest minis.

Next, the Crusaders:

These photos include the five guys I posted earlier, plus the other five from the squad, and their ax-packin' leader. These guys were fun also, though a bit more monotonous to finish up than the Partisans. That's the nature of painting uniforms, I guess. I think these guys worked out really well also, and they look good as a group.

Sunday 24 February 2013

Bolt Action Time-lapse

I had a game of Bolt Action with a few friends yesterday. It was a similar scenario to last time: Red Devils Paras, plus a Cromwell, trying to destroy a German artillery battery. We had 2 people playing each side, and I was the only person who had ever played a miniatures game before! The game went long (and the battery ran out on my GoPro before the end of the game) but we played it to a razor's edge conclusion, where it pretty much came down to the commander of the German forces trying to hold off the commander of the Paras before he finally surrendered.

The time-lapse isn't very informative, in that you can't see the figures or really tell what's going on in the game, but whatever. Here it is.