One more stand of Assyrian archers rolls off the painting desk. This time a mix of Wargames Foundry Neo-Hittite bowmen. By my count, this stand of nine figures makes the seventh, Assyrian Impetvs 'T' BMU to join the project. The Assyrian army is a bow-heavy force. Mine is no exception. Still a few units' worth of archers remain in The Lead Pile.
Speaking of figures remaining in The Lead Pile, my figure purchases showed great restraint through the first half of 2017. The same cannot be claimed lately. I seem to have fallen off the wagon in late summer. Pent up demand and all that. Several shipments of reinforcements have arrived and stock levels have been rising for some projects. At least another new project has not slipped into either project plans or the painting queue. Unless, of course, several battalions of Spanish Napoleonics count.An assortment of projects are winding their way through the painting queue at present. Besides the usual suspects, of late, I dip back into painting 18mm figures with a dozen SYW Austrian cuirassiers seeing some attention.
On the gaming table (it is really a mess!) is a second refight of Fox Gap and the early stages of setting up the next group game. More details on both these activities to follow. For now, back to the workbench.
Finally, Newline Designs has begun its annual Christmas sale in which all ranges are discounted 25%. This is the best opportunity to add some of these fine figures into existing projects or start a new one. I will be adding a few items to my Shopping Cart, no doubt. For the boardgamer, MMP is holding its annual Veterans Day/Black Friday sale Nov 9-13. Unfortunately, the game I hoped would be offered on discount is not.