Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Land War in Asia Contest Entry
Donogh over at Land War in Asia (a great blog to read if you don't already) is running a "favorite minis" contest. Basically he's asking the impossible; pick the one figure in your collection that is "awesome" using whatever criteria you deem worthy of such a lofty title.
I've been paralyzed for choice, but for me it boiled down to two things. The first was posting something y'all haven't seen before, and now that we're pushing 900 posts, that's kind of a tall order in and of itself. Secondly it had to be a model carried a little weight behind it, and not just tabletop presence either.
For my pick I went with a pair of Necromunda figs, Cawdor juves [edit: Orlock juves, not Cawdor...thanks Tristan and Lord Shaper!] to be precise. I picked these for one reason only, my wife painted them. She is not a gamer. She has never been a gamer, she's not a minis painter, she's hasn't a geek molecule in her body. She barely likes to play Scrabble and only grudgingly plays an occasional game of Carcassonne because I rigged "family game night" to include it.
Back in another lifetime before offspring and responsibilities and what-not we lived on a huge amount of land (about a hundred acres). One winter we were literally snowed in and for a few days had nothing to do. Somehow I conned her into trying her hand at painting with a few spare figs I had laying around. She did, and these hold their own pretty much anything I've got on the shelves to this day. These were the first and, in all likelihood, the last figures she'll ever paint so that's kind of why they get the nod here.
So there you have it, my entry for Donogh's Land War in Asia, enjoy!
EDIT: And it would appear I WON said contest, woohoo!