03 January 2007

What's the Painting Forecast for 2007?

What's the painting forecast for 2007? The forecast looks good! I’ll begin painting the regiment of dragoons in earnest later this weekend. Hopefully that will take about a month. I’ll next begin on the lovely regiment of RSM 95 grenadiers. When those are finished in the late winter/early spring, it’s time to begin work on some primarily whited-coated troops for the Electorate of Zichenau.

The rest of 2007 should see me working on two infantry regiments, a smaller battalion of jäger or frei corp, a regiment of dragoons (or perhaps hussars?), a two-gun battery of artillery, and three general staff members, including the dastardly French mercenary General Phillip de Latté! Hopefully, this is not biting off more than I can chew as far as painting goes.

From time to time, I might continue work on scenery for my Old School wargaming projects – a few styrofoam hills, maybe some river sections, and so on. If all goes well, I might be able to stage a small game over the Christmas holidays next December. Stay tuned right here to see how these grandiose plans take shape.

Of course, if my wife and I find the kind of house we want, there will be a late-summer move, which will throw all of these painting plans into chaos for several weeks! So, we’ll see what unfolds.

Finally, thanks to all of you regular visitors to the Grand Duchy of Stollen blog for your continuing visits and comments on the recent construction boom in the Duchy. As many of you will know, there was more building over the Christmas and New Year's holidays than even Donald Trunp could manage! And the Duchy has had more than 4,200 visits since beginning the blog last August. Pretty good for an imaginary place!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You must have a great deal of self control not to paint those RSM figures first. I'm finding it very hard to paint my Danes knowing that I have 36 French Maison du Roi sitting in a box - and I really want to paint them but know that the Danes will see more action and are a more pressing need (but still musketeers of the guard, horse grenadiers and gendarmes........all those lovely uniforms!)

Grand Duchy of Stollen 1768 said...

Hi Paul,

Yes, it is extremely difficult to wait on the RSM figures, but I must try. Wait, wait, wait. Delay gratification, delay gratification, delay gratification. . . .

Enjoy the day,

Stokes

Anonymous said...

hello stokes, this is a test to see if I have been registered. john

Anonymous said...

hello again stokes, I guess it worked. the building boom in Stollen must be putting many piastres into the pockets of the mason's and carpenter's guilds. I like that. (What is the currency of the Duchy?) I note that you have a variety of figures in your project. are you familiar with the old Scruby line of 7YW figures? (Small 25mm) If so, how do they compare to Revel and RSM figures? Much inspired by the construction. Good stuff. John (I, like grimsby, am painting Danes, primed my 11th battalion this evening.)

Anonymous said...

It's comforting to see this schedule actually, being just in the process of embarking upon painting of my own. Makes me feel a little less inadequate to the task to see projections of a month for painting a regiment. I know it's going to be slow going with my own painting projects, so it's nice to see someone else who doesn't expect to have 10 battalions done by the end of the week. ;)

It is, however, taking considerable self-control not to try to pick up a 7 Years War unit or two of my own watching you and the other guys. It look like way too much fun. Ah well, perhaps I'll reward myself with some if I finish my Napoleonics well.

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