Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Here We Go Again!


Thanks to a timely email from Curt, I was reminded of the approaching advent of the 5th Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. For some reason I had missed his post inviting all comers to this annual internet frenzy of painting. Thanks for the electronic nudge, Curt!

This year the theme is Anti-Heroes and with 72 entrants from 13 countries, it really is a behemoth of global proportions! I can see the possibility of Ned Kelly featuring as a particular Antipodean Anti-Hero! I may have to try my hand at a little conversion work...

This time I don't have the looming deadline of the annual January game as we will be fighting Waterloo for the second time (the first time was the year before I joined the club), so the required figures are all ready to go.

Even though I don't have a big project to power through, I do still have some things on the go like my Wurrtembergers.

So my plan for the Challenge will be to paint:

  • 6 9-figure battalions of Napoleonic Wurrtemberg infantry
  • 2 8-figure regiments of Napoleonic Wurrtemberg cavalry
  • 2 batteries of Napoleonic Wurrtemberg artillery
  • 1 8-figure regiment of Napoleonic French Cuirrassiers
  • 3 8-figure bases of Late Antiquity Gothic heavy infantry
  • 1 3-figure base of Late Antiquity Gothic skirmish infantry
  • Various WWII Soviet infantry which I still need to finish for the worlds' longest running commission! 
I have put my name down for a target of 400 points, and have no idea whether or not this will be too ambitious a target or not! I suppose I could just do a little bit of maths...........Nah! Why break the habit of a lifetime? I'll just wing it and see how it goes!


  1. That lot should keep you busy Ben, best of luck Sir.

  2. Nice to have you on board. Good luck with your list !

  3. Nice! We will be representing the 1:72 plastics together! See you there and good luck.


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