Ronin number 34 reports:
Curt, over at Analogue Hobbies is up to his old tricks again. The 3rd Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge will be up and running on the 20th of December. Curt's really got his work cut out this time though, with 47 painters taking up the challenge, I'm not too sure Curt's going to have a lot of time to paint anything this time, with the 47 of us, I think his bum is going to be stuck to his computer desk sorting out all our entries!!
I'll be going a little Scottish for the Challenge this year, but most probably not until the new year. I'll be buying 2 Scottish armies in 15mm. The first will be the rather small Scots army for the Battle of Killikrankie in 1689. The other is the Scots army for the Battle of Flodden in 1513, now I already own a Scots Flodden army, but its really a Scots Common army posing as a Flodden army, so it needs replacing!! I'm not 100% sure of what the figures will be, perhaps a mix of Essex, Peter Pig, Donnington and Frei Corps???
In the meantime I've still got some NYW figures left, so I'll bore Fran to tears again and paint more of those up. And I've been trying to glue the Gripping Beast plastic Vikings together as well, oh the joy of it!!!!! I've also got some 28mm, 95th Rifles to paint up at some time too. These and a few others are for Battleaxe, so will be up for sale at a later date, I know Curt would rather have figures just for our own collections, but he has said its ok to add these figures in (I talking to you Fran!!!)
Some of you may recall (he he) that it was me who had the honour to win last years Challenge and I'll do my damnedest to try and retain my title, but its going to be really hard as Curt's changed the points structure, there are less points for 15mm figures this time around, which truthfully is fairer in the 28mm guys, so its gonna be hard slog.
I racked in a massive 4940 points last time, it would be nice to beat that score, but I can't see it myself, so I'm gonna plump for a figure of 2500-2800 points. With my figures mainly being 15mm, that's a bloody lot of figures!!!
Now all I've got to do is find a 25mm Ronin figure from somewhere????
So good luck to all involved, even that lying manure spreading Oirishman Fran!!!!
Talking of Fran, I've been off work for 10 wonderful Franless days, oh the bliss!!, trouble is I'm back to work tomorrow night with you know who!!!!!