Activity at the painting desk slowed somewhat over the last two weeks as I worked my way through the Zorndorf solo battle and drafting of the accompanying three part battle report. That work left not much time in the evenings for painting sessions but that is beginning to change. Time to consider the next battle to put out onto the gaming table and the next unit mustering off the painting desk.
The Assyrian Wars project continues to see activity at the painting desk. This time an entry for the Egyptian side of the ledger clears the painting queue. Chariot and runners are all from Black Tree Design. These particular models have been lingering in The Lead Pile for a long time. This chariot and several others were purchased during a sale in which chariots and cavalry were marked down 40%. That sale may have been last Christmas or two Christmas' before. Excellent models as I have mentioned many times before. The Egyptians and Assyrians are among my favorite ranges of figures from BTD. Figures are mounted upon an Impetvs-sized base and are ready to take to the field.
Likely off the painting table next will be two, four figure stands of Egyptian slingers. After those figures clear the painting desk, next out will be the first of the reorganized Napoleonic cavalry in 28mm. I tackled six cavalry formations to begin the reorg. Each unit required the painting of one additional trooper to bring each unit up to a complement of nine horsemen from eight. Yes, this effort requires rebasing 48 cavalry along with the six new recruits.