Greetings. I’m sorry I have not been able to post anything lately. Unfortunately, it appears that my cable modem’s power source died on Monday and has prevented me from uploading any new pics. (This, after having USB cable difficulties with the camera). I’m due to get a new modem tonight or tomorrow and hopefully will have the time to post some stuff. I hope to finish my Early Crusaders in the next few days, so I will be adding those to the gallery. I am also adding a Commissions page to show my progress on that. I write to you from work right now.
In the meantime, here is what I will be working on for Historicon:
- 2 elements of additional blades for my Marian army for the Fortune’s Favorites event, and a refurbished camp. Status: about 1/8 complete.
- 2 elements of warband, 2 elements of pike, 2 cavalry elements, and one elephant for the BBDBA Doubles event. Status: about 2/7 complete.
- A full 25mm II/5d Later Hoplite Greek Thessalian army. Shoot me now…
Here are the events I plan on participating in at Historicon:
- Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Special Theme Tourney
- Thursday, 26 July 2007
Fortune’s Favorites (Marian Civil War, I am one of the 3 Triumvir attempting to enter Rome under arms.)
The XXVmm Open Tournament (“The Doug Mudd Open”)
Standard DBA tournament play with 25mm figures on 3 foot by 3 foot battlefields.
- 10pm – ?
Midnight Madness (The “David Ray Open”)
Single-elimination DBA open tournament.
- Friday, 27 July 2007
9am – 6pm
Big Battle Doubles (The “Tony Bath Memorial”)
DBA Theme Tournament
- Saturday, 28 July 2007
9:30am – 12:30pm
DBA Walk-in Clinic: Learn DBA from the Masters (I am no master, but I will be helping Marty with this.)
I’ll head over to the Freehand painting clinic to see if I can pick up some tips.
- 2-6 pm
“Not the NICT” Open Tourney
(Curse you and your Vikings Bob Lohman!!)
The Gothic Wars – 379 AD
Tabletop Mini Campaign
I am also planning on entering a single model and a unit model in the painting contest. Not sure what size yet; probably 25mm.
I was going to participate in the Sunday Theme event, but my Niece is getting married that day, so I’ll be heading out in the morning. The only iffy event for me is the the 25mm event; I will really have to bust my rear to get my 25mm Greeks painted up in time. Maybe I’ll be able to borrow an army instead. Thank you to Jeff Caruso for offering me a spare bed on Wed. night! I’m not sure about what I will be taking for the “Not the NICT” yet. So far I suck at using my Early Macedonian Successors, as David Kuijt warned, they are tough to use. Philistinjim gave me some excellent advice on using them, so we’ll see if that works out for me in the Macedonian Campaign. I can rock the house with my Thracians, but it might be a tad boring for me. The Early Crusaders will be done, but they never seem to do well at open tourneys (Although, neither do Thracians …). Marians will get plenty of use on Thursday, so I probably won’t feel like using them. I can morph any Macedonian or Successor army except Seleucids. I don’t know, any suggestions?
I also did a big update to the Victory and Defeat page, I am now tracking my tournament stats. I deleted the sidebar navigation to the gallery to clean up some of the clutter, you may now access it from one of the buttons at the top of the page right under the header. I added a visible stat-counter too. I’m closing in on 10,000 hits! Not bad considering this site has only been around for 6 months, thank you!
Last, I hope to post a step-by-step how to paint a 15mm figure soon.