It would be a fair assumption that I have not been up to much given the output over the last few months but whilst the usual suspects have slowed me down such as work and the kids being on holiday I have been working away on something a little bit big.
I bought two infantry boosters and skirmishes, enough for 20 units of 28 figures, yes that's 560 figures in total! These as the title states from Baccus and I originally bought them to paint up and throw on e-bay but Lee had already started to buy figures for this period and wanted first dibs. I unwisely decided to paint up the whole lot in one big batch. This had the effect of slowing down my production and somewhere in the middle of the project started to tire of it and slowed down.
I fortunately have learnt to not fight such feeling s when possible and put them away for a few weeks, painted up a few other things and came back to them. They remained a bit of a drag until I was getting to the end and then the taste of a finished project spurred me on. Lee will be basing and flagging them so you don't get a fully finished photo of them. Lee gave me a base to follow for how he wanted them finishing so I just used that as a guide and they ended up fairly close to his unit so should meld in well with the rest.
He did mention he also wanted Confederates doing as well, I just swore at him. The difference between and the units I am painting at the moment? Well I have lets just say 57 Macedonian cavalry paint up a hell of a lot faster than these bad boys. My only quandary is what to do next as the Companions should be finished by Wednesday.