Yep, a couple of days ago i returned home to Chez Sprinks, greeted the Amazing Mrs Sprinks with a chased kiss on the cheek and patted the Sprinklings on the head, hung up my hat on the hatstand and placed the umbrella in the old elephants foot before Millie the wronghammer dog fetched me my pipe and slippers......well, possibly, i may be slightly incorrect on a few details but the crux of this tale to be taken by yourselves dear reader is that my minis for the £30 (or local equivalent) army challenge have arrived!.
The Black Rats mercenary company, bastards to a man (boo, hiss.....etc)
I ordered the the above pile of 12mm goodies from kallistra and very nice they are. They came in at a whopping £27.20 including postage, leaving £2.80 for something else i may be planning to add to the project, but of course that's top secret at the mo!. Now Kallistra do a fantastic 6 blisters for £30 offer, which would have been right up my proverbial under normal conditions but as the postage would have taken it over the £30 limit it was not to be (i did of course buy 6 blisters but am only including 4 in the challenge so not to be a cheating little bugger, the rest will be added at a later date).
Let me introduce you to the lads.....
From the front: Ranger/scouty/skirmisher types, 2 units of bowmen (all taken from one blister of archers!), behind them are the collection of disgraced lords, bastard sons and the like that make up 'the Knights that will not stand up' (working title). Next to them is the Leader of the company, Captain C.C. Bathion, known as the Black Rat of Blithersthorpe and his Bastard Quentin and an as yet un-named second in command Sir something of somewhere.
Two units of company grunts to do the foot sloggin'.
Im still not sure if i will keep to these unit sizes, the kallistra minis are sold in blisters of 32 foot and 16 mounted with 4 bases to make them workable with the companies rules and represent one unit in said rule system. I'm most likely going to be using mine for some fantasy one hour wargaming nonsense or some other homebrew rules so i may use half a blister per unit:
Not sure which would work best?, any ideas?.
So thats me up and running with this whole challenge type thing, how are the rest of you finding it?.
Anyway, looks like i have some painting to do!. All that remains is to welcome Mr John Yorio to this bastion of bollocks that is this blog. Thanks for the follow and welcome aboard Sir!. I cant tell if you have a blog but if you do as ever please stick a link (or just a hello) in the comments so we can have a peek.
and heres a picture of a unicorn shark:
....'till next time......