What does this unplanned hiatus do for project planning on the gaming and painting front? Well, it puts reaching 100 games played for 2023 at risk but increases my chance of hitting 1,000 figures painted for the year. I really am close to both targets and both goals should fall before year-end.
On the painting front, mustering out from the painting desk today are three guns for the 18mm SYW project. The guns and crews are Eureka Miniatures with two Piedmontese and one Austrian heavy artillery in the mix.
While a lot of this year's painting effort seemed to focus on the SYW/WAS project, a quick peek into the Painting Log confirms my hunch. Today, I stand at 499 infantry, 84 cavalry, and 21 gun and crew for the SYW/WAS project in 2023.
After the recent run of Ancients, Biblical, and Spanish-American War games hosted, the next battle in the planning stage takes a look at the War of Austrian Succession. The battle under research is the 1744 Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo in Northern Italy outside the city of Cuneo. Still much work to do as I sift through conflicting OBs and battle accounts. There is a method to my madness and explains the push to send a number of Spanish and Piedmontese troops through the painting queue this year. Unlike the earlier Battles of Bassignana, I will actually be able to field Spanish and Piedmontese for M d'O. Progress!