I found a perfect challenge here; a Winter Challenge run by a blog out of Canada (hence it being a winter challenge!). The challenge is simple, paint as much as possible between the 20th of December until the 20th of March. Different scale models are given a points value, the goal being to get as many points! The challenge is truly international; contestants from Spain, Germany, Canada, England, Scotland, Belgium, Newfoundland and the USA will make for a truly awesome challenge!
Scoring Matrix5 points per 25/28mm foot figure10 points per per 25/28mm mounted figure10 points per 25/28mm artillery piece or limber model4 points per 20mm foot or unmounted horse figure8 points per 20mm mounted figure8 points per 20mm artillery piece or limber model3 points per 15mm foot or unmounted horse figure6 points per 15mm mounted figure6 points per 15mm artillery piece or limber model
They also have to be based; which is my arch nemesis!
So, that is the challenge. What is the plan then?
Step I: Base everything I have painted of my British Napoleonic Army before the 20th of December
Step II: Paint Three more regiments of British Napoleonics Infantry and 1 unit of Artillery crew to complete my Guards army, and to have it so I can play it as either Guards or Infantry.
Step III: Begin work into a Spanish Army of the Thirty Years War, based around Tercios!
Step IV: Paint a 15mm Australian Divisional Cavalry army for Early War FOW
Step V: Order and Paint 2 units of British Heavy Cavalry for Napoleonics (Scots Greys and Dragoon Guards)
Step VI: Sleep and not paint.
That's as far as I have gotten, if I manage to get that all done, I will be pretty darn stoked! There is plenty more to paint if need be! I don't really care about winning the challenge, more that it is a darn good excuse to get my Napoleonics done! Kent is also joining in the challenge- he is attempting an absolute stellar amount of Romans!
Right. Thats the challenge, and what I will be working towards for the next 3 months or so. Pictures tommorow of the based Napoleonics, as well as a better description of where I am headed with them.