Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beginning Painting for "Look,Sarge, No Charts: Fantasy & Ancients"

Now that we are wrapping up and putting the final touches on "Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonics" , I started to do some painting for our next project, "Look, Sarge, No Charts: Fantasy and Ancients." Buck alerted me to what a good deal the Games Workshop "Battle of Five Armies" Warmaster set was, so I picked up one on eBay. This set contains a good number of sprues of 10mm fantasy miniatures of Elves, Humans, Dwarves, and Goblins, as well as some Eagles, and Wargs.
I had the opportunity to spray prime some of these sprues black during a warm day this past week, and today being a dreary rainy day here, I set about beginning to paint one of the Wood Elf sprues this morning.

I really am pleased with how quickly and easily these paint up; and I'm not ashamed to say that this veteran painter found the painting guide in the rulebook, included in the set, to really help me stage out the order to do the colors as well as giving me good ideas for my palette. You can always count on Games Workshop publications to have lots of inspirational color pictures in them. :-)

So, I will be working on these this weekend, (along with 28mm Tharks and Red Martians!) and you can expect more information as the LSNC: fantasy & Ancients project and rules progress this Spring and Summer.
.(Looking at the picture above, I see I missed one of the helmets on the left hand strip. Back to the painting table to fix it!)


  1. Speaking of Red Martians...

    Which maker are you using? I use Parroom Station and RAFM's Space 1889 for 25/28mm.

  2. I'm using Bronze Age and Ironclad.

  3. I hadn't thought about keep them on the sprues as I paint them. Good idea. I have a few more Napoleonics to wrap up before I can go after my fantasy, ancients, and medieval figures.


  4. Depending on organization, don't forget that we can probably squeak a playtest out of the Dean family 6mm fantasy/ancients collection...