Friday, July 31, 2009

Yes, I am still here

Can you tell it's summer? Even though I have the summer off, it seems as though I've devoted even less time than usual to painting and gaming. There's lots of reasons why, including an early July excursion to Kent State University for a couple of weeks, but that's not the point. It's time to get back on the blog.

Not much historical gaming since June. I've painted a little bit and I'll share that in just a moment. I don't know whether I'm just sort of out of gas, or I'm going through a phase, but it hasn't been a very productive six or so weeks. I'm also staring at school starting three weeks from Monday, so the clock is ticking on having some fun. With J-camp most of next week, things seem to be getting away from me.

I have painted some Martians this summer. Ho-hum. They were the last of my militia figures for our campaign. Check out the Shastapsh blog for an update.

However, I've also been working on some Hundred Years War figures. In late June I'd kind of made up my mind that I was going to live with Warhammer Ancient Battles and the Armies of Chivalry supplement. I made contact with Adrian Nelson, and hopefully we'll play a little AoC before the summer is out.

However, Chris Craft also contacted me about The Crusader Rules and Medieval Warfare. I learned that we have similar basing for my multi-figure mountings and thus my dual projects can continue living.

In any case, I've been painting my Perry Agincourt to Orleans figures as French. They sure are nice figures, though I'm not making very rapid progress on them. Despite their loveliness, I still have a zillion OG dismounted French to paint (okay, not a zillion, it just seems that way.) Not only that but the Crusader Rules seem very doable for a larger game, and it may be my answer to a convention-style Poitiers game.