I used to be the kind of consumer that game companies love. I enjoy selecting, making purchases, and getting new stuff just as much as developing and playing the things I do have. In the last year, or so, I’ve been cutting back dramatically on my purchases, making more selective choices, and getting more enjoyment out of the games I do purchase.
Battlelore is one of my favorite games (and definitely my favorite wargame of any type). There hasn’t been an expansion I haven’t run out and acquired as soon as I could.
When I first got the game, I immediately started painting the miniatures. I was doing pretty well, getting most of the core set finished before the inevitable happened…my attention turned to something different.
As time went on, the expansions (and miniatures) started piling up! The already challenging task of painting all the Battlelore miniatures became a daunting one. Couple that with the fact that I wanted to re-base the hundreds I already did (remove the flock), and I had to reseal them with a paint on sealer (to eliminate the tack and stick that the aerosol sealer I originally used gave the miniatures) and you have a job that is easy to keep putting off.
Before Christmas I was bound and determine to go off on another new venture…Commands & Colors Napolionics! Needless to say, the mere thought of playing with wooden blocks never entered my mind, and I began to pick and choose the 15mm models I would be ordering.
It was then that it hit me just how many unpainted miniatures and unfinished projects I have sitting around (Don’t get me wrong, I have a ton more FINISHED projects than unfinished ones, but, that’s beside the point). Since the New Year was coming around I decided to make a New Years resolution…
Paint every Battlelore figure I have before buying any new miniatures!
Well, it’s been about a month now, and so far so good , I’ve stuck with the resolution. So like the dieter who brags about losing 5 lbs, here is my first stepping stone…The Goblin Horde! I started with my favorite figures, every Goblin miniature currently available, ready for play.
(I doubled up units to make them easier to photograph. The board is a new 3D one I made this past year…never before photographed).