I have been busy with the paintbrush over the last 6 months despite my lack of posts. The major project has been a slip to the dark side and a major investment in GW Lord of Rings figures, all bought from Maelstrom Games in the UK (post free worldwide and at least 10% off list prices). I have really gotten into the new WOTR (War of the Ring), and spent about $2500 over the last 6 months on figures. The rules have many similarities to Warmaster but it has a major input from character figures (Heroes). It is not for everyone but for someone who has been seriously hooked on Tolkien's world since I was 13 (27 years ago) I really rate it as a fun and gameable set of rules. I will post photos of what I have done if anyone is interested as I like to keep this a historical (hysterical?) site.
Aside from WOTR I have been very busy doing loads of figures for an upcoming campaign set during the early Italian Wars (1498-1525). Having been inspired by the website and campaign rules (Pike and Plunder) of James Roach, Robert Fletcher and myself will be doing this in style and a big way in 2010, stay tuned for photos of this in the New Year. This period and the Mutineer period are having a renaissance (bad joke) as ther seem to be lots of very nice figures coming out, the new stuff from TAG (very nice figures but slowwww service) and a new range from Artizan. I have loads of TAG, bought 40 of the new Artizan figures and 10 packs of the Old Glory range. Should be a good year to game in 2010.