And last, but by no means least, it’s great to welcome Jason Ralls back to the challenge, and with a big first submission of the year as well
As usual, clicking o the name of the person in the list above will send you straight through to their gallery (opens in a new window).
We’re in the last quarter of the year now, so keep an eye on those points totals: got to beat last year! Speaking of which, the Scorecard will be updated in the next day or so: apologies for the delay, especially after my previous exhortation!
And last, but by no means least, Lloyd claims to have finished his 6mm ACW armies for now with another large submission. Time will tell…but looking back through his gallery, he seems to have painted vast numbers of Greys and Blues over the past few months
And that was it for this week. For all my protestations, quite slow after a very busy summer. As per usual, clicking on the name of the person in the list above will take you straight to their gallery (opens in a new window). Here are today’s pics:
It’s good to see Stumpy back on the list: an eclectic list of basing from him
Three gorgeous vehicles and an amazing Arnhem bridge in 28mm from John Emmett
And last, but not least, a mix of sci fi, fantasy and samurai from Derek (I recognise those buildings!)
As always, clicking on the name of the person above will take you straight through to their gallery (opens in a new window); and I’ll be updating the Scorecard later in the week.
Here are today’s pictures:
And as a reminder:
The 25% Off The September War Scenario Packs Sale Is Still On
To mark the 80th year after the accepted start of WW2 with the invasion of Poland on 1st September 1939, the TooFatLardies and I are pleased to offer a great discount on the two September War scenario packs for I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum! with a whopping 25% off when you buy them as a bundle.
Written by Robert Avery and Alexander Kawczynski, each September War scenario pack for I Ain’t Been Shot, Mum! provides thirty scenarios for the theatre, making sixty available in all.
Divided into eight mini-campaigns, the first pack (The September War Part One) begins with the battles at the border, then covers the fight for the Polish corridor, the Polish Thermopylae at Narew, the Siege of Warsaw, the climactic battles at Bzura and Tomaszow Lubelski, and the actions of the 10th Motorised Cavalry “Black” Brigade and the Independent Operational Group Polesie. There are attacks, counter-attacks, encounter battles, desperate defences…there’s even an armoured train or two.
Divided into six mini-campaigns, the second pack (The September War Part Two) begins with four based on specific German units: Panzerdivision Kempf, the 1st GebirgsjaegerDivision, the 4th Panzer Division, and the 1st Kavallerie Brigade. Then there are two mini-campaigns based on the Soviet invasion of Poland: the Belorussian Front and the Ukrainian Front. Finally there are details of two stand-alone battles: Westerplatte and the Hel Peninsula. As always, there are attacks, counter-attacks, encounter battles, and desperate defences, all containing a whole host of useful scenario mechanics that can be re-used elsewhere.
No need for any preparation: each scenario contains a brief background history, maps, a full game briefing, and a full briefing for each player. Simply print out the pages you need, make up the deck from the list of cards required, unpack your figures and dice, set up the table and away you go!
Remind me never to go on holiday again: far too many entries to the Painting Challenge to be dealt with quickly!
To start with, however, a couple of gentle requests. First, can we remember to clearly mark or list your entries please: counting legs, or heads, or spear tips to work out how big a unit is can be a real pain. Secondly, can you try and keep image size down to under 1MB please. No problem if you can’t, but just means I can down- and upload things more quickly and in multiples.
Anyhow, on to today’s entries. In no particular order, we have:
Travis with a whole series of WW2 figures, including the first of his Winter War Americans
Matt Sladewith more painting than you can shake a stick at. A host of WW2 desert war Italians and Brits; a mythological Greek kickstarter, some Space Marines…it’s a cornucopia from the painting machine!
Mr Luther fills in some of his gaps, and adds more ‘planes and terrain
There are also more ‘planes fromSteve Burt, along with some Romans
Chris Kay sends in a couple of WW2 jeeps, and a couple of very strange post-apocalypse specials
Regulars will have noted another two week gap between the last Painting Challenge update and today. I went to Paris for a week, and was regrettably too busy climbing the Eiffel Tower, visiting the Louvre & Orsay galleries, and wondering why my new yellow jacket brought me so much attention to have time for the usual weekly update.
No matter: means today’s update is nice and big, or grand as us Francophiles say. In no particular order we have:
Chris Stoesen sends in a large and varied collection of entries, particularly featuring fences
The first entry of the year from John Haines: Victorians miscreants, lots of them
The usual humungus entry from The Hat. Lloyd has sent in a huge 6mm ACW army plus more Cruel Seas boats.
And last, but by no means least, Andrew Helliwell has some more 15mm SYW Prussians for us to admire.
The Scorecard is updated (including last update’s update)…and, as usual, clicking on the name of the people above takes you straight to their gallery (opens in a new window). Highly recommended, as there are some great paint jobs to see.
Another week flies by, meaning it’s time for another update to the TooFatLardies Painting Challenge.
It’s somewhat ironic that this year’s challenge is proving so immensely popular, with loads of entries every week, at a time when I haven’t picked up a brush for a fortnight: family matters, martial arts and a new job keeping me incredibly busy.
I went into the wargaming room last night to find figures on the table set up for photography from a month ago. But, then, that’s this hobby for you: it ebbs and flows like the tides (in the few months before Christmas I was gaming twice a week) but, like the wine-dark sea, is always there, washing in and out as a background to daily life.
So, for the moment, I will have to live vicariously through the Challenge, so here are this week’s entries:
Chris Kay has painted an awful lot of 15mm tanks
Travis fills in some more holes in his 28mm WW2 collection
Jon Yuengling is still in Blitzkrieg mode: some Dutch, some Germans, some Home Guard
It’s more sugar plantation madness from Mark Luther
The first of today’s first entries of the year: Doug Melville is back with some lovely 28mm WW2 figures
I don’t know where the time goes. It’s February already, and will doubtless be Christmas again soon. It’s lucky we have the constant presence that is the Painting Challenge to root us into the here and now!
Here are this week’s submissions:
Mr Helliwell adds some more Prussians and medieval types to his already impressive collection
It’s a first entry of the year from Mr Slade: lots of 28mm figures and five most impressive houses
So another week flies by, and my inbox bulges with entries for the Painting Challenge!
Very frustrating: as I’m now back at work, I have no time to paint, so have to live vicariously through your efforts. Bit of a come down after the immense amount that I painted whilst on gardening leave, but such is life!
And last but certainly not least,Owen is back with a bang: over a century of 15mm fantasy figures
As usual, clicking on the name of the person above will take you straight to their gallery (opens in a new window).
Plenty of room still for entrants this year, so pick up those brushes, scale the lead mountain, and join your fellow Lardies in the Challenge!
Today’s pictures are below:
First-Timer John Emmett's Panzer III Flamm.
BEF Machine Gun Team from Travis
Carole's Hordes' Army
Ralph's Sci-Fi Vehicles
Chris' T-26 Soviet Tanks
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