|Box of Renegade ECW Lead|
When is an unfinished project finished? When is a finished project unfinished?
While I may never strike upon an answer to the first question, the answer to the second question was resolved last week. The answer is obvious but before I belt out this revelation, a bit of background leading to this epiphany.
My 30mm ECW project has not seen any action at the painting desk for exactly six years. A reasonable assumption might be that after six years of inactivity, the project was complete. Well, that is what I thought too. Having painted all of the ECW figures in The Lead Pile and having enough units present and under arms for large games, I figured I was finished. I did pick up enough cavalry from Empress Miniatures last year to field one more regiment of horse but that hardly counts, right? The Empress Miniatures' cavalry were so beautiful, I could not resist fielding one more regiment of horse. By the way, those beautiful sculpts still lay neglected in The Lead Pile.
Back to the story at hand. A few weeks' ago, a gent on TMP was selling surplus ECW lead from a variety of manufacturers in several lots. One such lot consisted of 80 foot from Renegade Miniatures. Renegade Miniatures? That caught my eye. I love those large figures! Now I already have about a half-dozen Renegade units of foote in my ECW collection. I like them very much and they fit in well with the bulk of my collection which are comprised of Redoubt figures. At an asking price of about $0.75 each, I could not pass up the opportunity to snag some figures at a great price. Did I need more regiments of foote? Not really but one additional regiment per side would be time and money well spent. My hope was to be able to field at least two regiments of pike and shot. I had in mind using any left over shot to form a unit of commanded shot.
When the package arrived and I sorted it all out, what did I have? With my standard P&S regiment of 27 figures, enough figures were present to muster three regiments of foot. Only a small handful of figures remain unclaimed. More than expected and very little wastage.
|Enough figures for three regiments of foote.|
After sorting and organizing the lot, I popped out to Renegade's website to confirm exactly what I had. To my surprise, the website is closed down yet again. After closing down for at least a year in the not so distant past and then re-opening, I figured their troubles were behind them. I guess not. With this revelation, I am very pleased to have picked up their figures on the secondary market. Who knows when these figures will be available again.
|Latest announcement of Renegade's website|