Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Wargame Curse

Something most wargames have done at least once and few actually enjoy is the rebasing of figures. I actually did not find these an issue but ask me again when I have finished doing them all.

After my last game with Matt I decided I really needed to rebase. The movement trays work well enough but when you have six or more units in a line it adds quite a bit to the length.

It also means I will be able to change the actual basing style to my current look which in itself is a major improvement.

So this makes two blocks done with I think five to follow. I also have the figures in hand to paint up another two blocks. I will be buying two packs of pile from Age of Empires that will give me another three blocks but that will be something for next year. This year I hope to paint up a couple of Companion cavalry units I bought in March!

Meanwhile a lot less painting this last week though I have managed to paint up a few bits. My main focus has been prepping figures ready to paint. Not only for the Challenge but also the run up but I have now prepped more than I expect to paint during the Challenge itself.

 I hope to get a couple more blocks done before the challenge starts but I doubt more will be done during the challenge. I also plan to rebase all the other units with the old flock finish, that's a lot of figures so if I have them all done for this time next year I will have done well.

I already know I can't make Warhammer in March and with Triples cancelled I can only hope I make York in February, otherwise it's going to be a long gap between shows. I still have plenty of figures in hand (over 5,000) and actually still have plans on painting most of them but I still find myself needing different figures LOL.

12 comments:

  1. A wonderful and gorgeous wall of pikes!

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    1. I do like my pike, must be having faced them so often with my Persians

      Ian

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  2. You always need more figures Ian, even if you don't really need them!

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    1. I know and once I get down to below 5,000 I will start to itch for more. I am trying to get down to 4,000 before I buy any more 6mm but I am not expecting to manage that LOL

      Ian

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  3. What is the base size difference. The new basing certainly looks good but weren't your old bases similar in size? Always been a fan of massed bases...

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    1. Good question. The base size is the same as the individual bases two wide and four deep so no different from just leaving them on the old bases but a lot less fiddly. However as I have been using movement trays the size had increased by about 4mm per block so when I fight six blocks wide I add about 24mm to the frontage which actually does throw off the frontage quite a bit

      Ian

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  4. Very tidy, I would be worried about impaling myself on those pikes if I had to rebase them though.

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    1. Thanks Michael, these can come a bit keen but low danger of drawing blood but the next lot all have metal piano wire spears, they will leave a mark!

      Ian

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  5. Rebasing is indeed a pain but those were definitely worth it - they look grand!

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  6. Cheers Paul. It certainly will encourage me to do more before I get involved in the challenge, though I can see me doing a few during the challenge as well

    Ian

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