Given those distractions, the paint desk did see some activity this week. On the desk are three works-in-progress. Up front are 24 Wargames Foundry Sikhs from the Indian Mutiny range. These fine fellows will likely see service in one of Kevin's many colonial expeditions. In the center are eight Renegade Libyan javelinmen to be fielded as two, four figure stands of skirmishers for Impetvs. In the back ranks are 16 Wargames Foundry Landsknecht/Swiss handgunners.
It is the latter group of handgunners that is giving me the most consternation and hesitancy. These represent the first of the many Renaissance figures I need to paint in order to fill out a collection purchased from Phil this past winter. The problem is that I am filled with indecision about how to tackle these potentially, colorful troops. When I gaze upon the serried ranks of Phil's excellent pikemen, I wonder, how can I do these justice? Oh well, somehow paint will get applied. Perhaps, after the first few of these kaleidoscopely dressed handgunners are under my belt, I will see the light.
One final note, I took advantage of Front Ranks' recent offer of one free figure for each BP10 spent. When I made the 28mm Napoleonic push over the winter months, I discovered that several units were not up to muster. Also needed to recruit a few more skirmishers too. The 28mm Napoleonic project should be set for the foreseeable future.
Having a forecast of hot, hot, hot for the next two weeks, an opportunity to escape the oppressive heat in the coolness of the game room would be welcome. Another episode of the Raab battle is possible this long, holiday weekend.