For the last three months my output has been really low, especially as I do not count figures painted for others in my totals. Today I plan to look at how many figures I have in hand against the number I had back in June of last year when I decided I needed to keep a record to try and reduce the size of the pile.
So first up is the little chaps, my 6mm Mountain has always been on the large size due to my buying large numbers for Project Waterloo but I have also kept up a steady output in painting them.
Infantry Battalions (units of 24-28 figures) I have painted up a total of 12 units worth more than I have bought, not bad until you consider I still have enough for 134 such sized units!
Cavalry I have had a steady increase in units over the last year but with recent work I have brought the total down to plus 3 and maybe before the year is out get this total to a negative.
Command has had the best results with 32 figures more painted than bought.
Guns and limbers have more or less been painted as I have bought them leaving me with 4 extra guns and crews and one less limber than bought.
Buildings, thanks to Mike at Leven I may never get down to having painted more than I have bought. At the moment I am on plus 14 to number painted. Consider that I have painted up ten in October and you may see my issue!
Once the main stay of my gaming life and still remains a fairly regular staple, I recently bought a lot of Greek and Persian figures but then again I did have a good run of 15mm in last years Analogue Painting Challenge.
Infantry minus 190, mostly thanks to the Roman Army but I also painted up a Phalanx and Hoplite unit. Not at all bad given I gained 62 hoplites earlier this year.
Cavalry is not so impressive with 8 more figures painted than bought. Consider though that not only did I get the Persians but I also bought a unit of Companions as well so I have got quite a few over the table.
Bought a bunch and painted not a lot. Hopefully more will get painted during the challenge but right now it does not look good.
Infantry sit at plus 96 and cavalry just 6 so plenty to be going at.
Never has been the main stay of my painting world with roleplaying being the main reason to purchase. But both Saga and Cowboys have seen the lead pile take on a fair few of these guys.
Infantry sit at plus 38 and I expect a few units for my Vikings to get over the table in the challenge and I plan to get the last of the cowboys done as well.
Cavalry with just 4 figures needing to be painted (and their on foot equivalents) I should get these done and dusted during the challenge.
Just the Arena Rex figures in this scale and you can expect to see these being painted at about one a month until they have all been finished. I now just have nine more of these to do having finished one last week. They are a joy to paint but less so to put together. Expect a slow but steady output here.