Way back in March I was doing a great job of keeping a monthly count of figures painted and figures purchased. Well, things have fallen by the wayside a bit, and I haven’t done as good a job, at least not here. Just to step back and do some recounting, at the end of March my painted figure count was 257. I was also lamenting the fact that I was buying a lot more than I was painting.
Unfortunately, this pattern has continued, sort of. There was the pile o’ships I got. Then I added to that pile. I think I’m +2 on the painted vs. adds now. I added 20 figures to my Norse Irish SAGA army, and I’m in the middle of painting those now.
Most importantly my monthly totals since March look something like this:
April–84 figures painted
May–26 figures painted (Enfilade really did me in.)
June–46 figures painted
2022 totals to date: 423
Lately, I’ve continued to work on my ships. Finished the two XP Forge printed ships I purchased. I’ve learned a lot about American paint schemes during WWII. A lot of my ships are in the Measure 21/22 camo that have basic blue gray horizontal and vertical surfaces. The Richmond in Measure 32 is different with the later war blocky camo.
Like I said, I’m also working on my SAGA guys. I’m hoping to have all the additional hearthguard and kern figures ready for a game on the 13th.
I’ve also headed down a rabbit hole with most of my friends. They are preparing armies for a set of rules called 1914 that is kind of a one on one Guns of August set of rules. I really tried to stay out of this–but couldn’t. My grandfather was an Old Contemptible so I ordered the rules and figures for the British. They have the virtue of being 12mm figures, so they should paint up quickly and I can get on to other stuff. We’ll see.