Still spending much of my summer painting sessions alternating between SYW and 1799 projects in 18mm. As I look down the painting queue, that trend will continue as Austrian artillery for the 1799 project and SYW cuirassiers and hussars await their turn at the brush.
Today is no different! Off the painting desk today are three French horse artillery stands destined to take their place on the 1799 roster. The French fielded several horse artillery batteries at Rivoli. If Rivoli gets the nod as the next First/Second Coalition battle to see action on the table then the French will need a few horse guns. Figures are AB Miniatures. Excellent sculpts!
Like many other places in the Northern Hemisphere, the Pacific Northwest USA has been experiencing hot temperatures. This week forecasts for Spokane show highs of 107F Thursday and 105F Friday. With skies choked with smoke from numerous wildfires, cycling outdoors in the afternoon heat and smoke has been challenging. What am I leading into here? Well, getting off the bike after the late afternoon, post-work ride is leaving me more fatigued than usual. The combination of high temperatures and smoke is taking a toll. I am not feeling much urge in sitting at the painting desk for even a short painting session. Most of my hobby time of late has been taken up by planning the Zorndorf scenario. Something I can do with a cool drink in my hand.
Finally, this weekend I get a chance to try Simon Miller's To The Strongest (TtS) ancients rules. TtS has been in my possession since it was first released but I have yet to give it a try. That gap of knowledge and experience will be filled on Saturday as Scott hosts Chaeronea. Should be fun!