Me: I’m going to do more playing and less painting in 2018
Also Me: I’m going to build four matched wargaming sets
Me: That’s not gaming, that’s still painting
Also Me: But it’s 10mm, that hardly counts
Me: It’s painting
Also Me: Have you seen these guys?
Me: Say, that’s pretty – ah, hell with it, you know what? Paint away.
|Irregular Miniatures, take a bow
Forty dollars netted me another big slew of 10mm skirmish figures. Since these were bought specifically for this project, I could target actual needs. The first two orders of business were to build some actual matched factions, so the new contenders are heavy on the high elves and greenskins. I threw in a few cavalry troops, too, just to keep it interesting. The new horde includes a few new heroes and some more skeletons to round out the undead faction.
Each kit will get three more skellies and a pair of bowmen painted up in a woodsy, maybe even wood elf style. At this scale, they can do double duty.
I painted these bases a nice garish green with a hint of yellow to suggest grass, but they don’t match my existing figures. Thinking on the matter a little more, I should use the ground cover to my advantage. Since the figures are so small, it might make sense to match the ground color to a faction as well. That’s more painting (Me: Naturally! Also Me: Shaddup, you.) but whatever helps keep the gaming moving. I’m thinking a nice gray ash color for undead, bright green for the elves, and desert brown for the orcs. Then the heroes can have a more subtle green/brown base.
And all of them should work fine with the drop cloth.