Thursday, 12 March 2015
Tale of Many Gamers: The Heroes Path
It's that time again where I try and expand my army as part of the local Tale of Many Gamers event under yet another new manager. As Matt said in his previous post, this time we are only having to submit one unit per month until the end of the year. Something that is easier, yet harder to achieve in equal measure.
The timescales involved are great for me at the moment as this is around the time where work ramps up and I am only home at weekends, but, it also means that it requires more mental focus to maintain a "little but often" style of production.
My first check in is going to be an ambitious one. I have decided to focus work on my Harlequins, but, as it is only a limited range of models, I have decided that I will also attempt to continue my Dark Eldar at the same time. Then, in a moment of madness, I decided that I will try and add in some Craftworld Eldar during the same period. That means I will be attempting to paint one unit from each of the three Eldar armies per month. Sounds doable, but I really want to paint to a high standard.
My first check in also makes up my painting competition entry, this month being "Stealth", as I have chosen to paint the Harlequin formation "The Heroes Path". This way, I get to paint the three unique characters of the army and start to get a feel of how it is all going to look at the end. I'm about half way through at the moment and I'm pretty confident in getting these out of the door.
Whether I get to these this month is a different matter. I am thinking at the moment, the plan is to focus on Harlequins, then once they are finished, paint the Dark Eldar, then the Eldar. Each month I will start a new Harlequin unit, and once that is finished, I will then move on to the Dark Eldar or Eldar unit that I didn't complete from the previous month. It's going to be a tough job, but I am hoping that the results at the end will be well worth the time and effort.
I might even be able to solo field an Apocalypse army at this rate!
Please keep checking back as myself, Craig and Matt continue with our journey in the 2015 edition of Tale of Many Painters.