Painting, painting painting
The campaign season for my tiny warriors begins in May, so to make sure their morale is high and that they are ready for the battlefields I have been spending my evenings and weekends with brush in hand.
I’m gaming in 15mm and have figures from a number of manufacturers. The units of the United States Army include a regular infantry regiment (from Old Glory’s Boxer Rebellion line),
the 12th Cavalry (an African American regiment), the First Volunteer Cavalry (The Rough Riders)
and artillery crewmen all from The Virtual Armchair General’s Rough Rider’s line. I also painted some Blue Moon Gurkhas.
Finally are Eureka’s WW1 Australian Light Horse (dismounted, of course).
All told this is somewhere above three hundred individual miniatures. In addition a friend is painting up a Battlefront Miniatures group of German storm troopers for use as Germano-Dutch troops. This will be the prime assault force for the attack on the Alien Hive.
I still have a lot of detail to paint on. For 15mm these figures are great sculpts. Once these are painted I will matte coat them, flock the bases and they will be ready for battle. That will just leave all the vehicles, a bunch bugs and lots of terrain to finish up!