Friday, June 18, 2010

The Summer Painting Queue

I guess I will start doing quarterly "painting queue" posts. The spring edition was pretty successful, I look back at that and think, "Hmm, I painted those x32 Star Grunt II guys, and the rest of those Vikings, not too shabby..." But I can't rest on my laurels, nope!

1. Deathwatch

I've got tons o' DW posts already, you guys know what they look like by now. They're not going to paint themselves and the book is due out any time now. Time to get crackin'!

2. "Evil Ice Elves" Warband for Song of Blades and Heroes

I'm giving a shout out to my buddy Brian at Repple Depple here. He brought a box full of "freebies" to game night a while back, and many of those figs have found their way into the core of this warband. In SBH, if you've got quality troops, nine is probably more than enough. I'm going to paint them as a group, but then pick and choose according to my mood and have some options, such as a martial leader, or an arcane one.

3. Hordes of the Things, Orc Army

These guys aren't going away are they? It's a sizable Orc army, and really, shouldn't be too bad to whip into shape. I have so been dragging my feet on this one, ugh.

4. Pulp

No surprises here. Unlike the HotT army though, these pulpsters have not been around very long whatsoever. They will be fun to paint up, but I have a sneaky suspicion that they'll be making a queue comeback later on this fall if you follow me.


  1. Looks like you definitely have your work cut out for you.

    I guess it'll have to wait until after NYC, eh?

  2. @WH39K: Yeah, well, maybe...we'll just have to see what lies waiting in the post queue!

  3. 6mm is a fun scale. I have sworn that I will play most of my army level games in 6mm from now on.

    That reminds me, I still have a 6mm Trojan War project to get back to after so many years not having touched it.


  4. It's great to see a HotT army in your lineup. I'm hoping to start on a pair of 15mm armies for DBA soon. I've had a set of Koryo Dynasty Koreans and another of Sung Chinese, both from Naismith, waiting for years but only started sorting out the figures a few days ago. I'm excited about finally getting around to them.

  5. I love HotT, we just don't play it enough. My Orcs are based already, but I still have a 6mm Dwarf army in the ziploc baggies!

  6. 6mm! I never have played HOTT bt I want to!

  7. ArmChairGen: Check it out, it is so fun. Plus, if you would rather another scale, it's totally doable. 15mm is probably the best HotT scale to game with because of the variety of figs available.

    Andy, that one is pure win, I'll be adding her (him?) to the warband soon. Thanks for the tip!