Wednesday, July 26, 2006


I was just reading over my last month's worth of posts and realised that I might be open to some criticism - to wit: I appear to be working on four infantry regiments at the moment.

This might seem a little scatterbrained, but there is method to my madness.

I have been finding it very difficult to stay motivated with painting at the moment.

On the OSW list when one gentleman was going through a similar slump, people piped up with this that and the other solution.

I find that when I'm in the doldrums that I need a change, so I allow myself to be a bit undisciplined and paint a bit of this and a bit of that all at the same time to keep me interested.

This meand that these four regiments will take a long time to get through, but then they have been hanging over my head for quite some time, and in the absence of any castings with which to polish of my Gardes Francaises, I'm happy to get a few more of the Bavarian and Saxon Armies painted.

On the subject of Saxon Armies, I took a look at another OSWer's site ( with his lovely Russian Regiment of RSM castings, and I am now convinced that they will stand in nicely for Saxons - convinced enough that I'll be ordering a couple of bags of them shortly.

On the subject of my German States armies, I'll eventually also add Bavarian Regiment Minucci or La Rosee to go with the Leib Garde. That is however a project for "the future". For now I'll be happy to get the Leibgrenadier Garde, v. Bruhl's, the Kurprinzessin's and Leib done by September.

After that (or maybe as I go along) I'll get to painting some of the lovely Gripping Beast Anglo-Saxons. I found a cheapish copy of the Shieldwall WAB supplement on eBay last week and am eagerly awaiting it's arrival. To whet my appetite further, I'm re-reading the account of Maldon in BG1, Beowulf, and Jim Bradbury's "The Battle of Hastings" as well as aome more general histories on Saxon England. Love those names - Edith Swan-neck, Aethelred Unread, Edward the Confessor, Edgar the Aetheling... Marvellous, really.


Anonymous said...


I am glad someone else works on more than one project at a time. My particular method, because I get bored,is to have several regiments on the go but use one of them as the prime project. I then use a particular colour on that regiment and if any other regiment needs it I carry on with that. This way the main project goes faster but there is sufficient variety to keep me at it.

PS: I like your conversions, gives a personal touch to the whole army.

Bloggerator said...

Hi Pat,

Welcome to the ranks of the easily bored! :^)

And just for something a little different, I'll polish off my Gardes Francaises - 8 castings to go, and 70 just arrived in the mail, so no more excuses! I'll also get started on La Reine (much promised to myself, much put off..!) as well.

Thanks for your kind comments on the conversion - I'd better get on with painting the other one tonight, as well. I think my Cuirassiers du Roi need one.

All the best,