Thursday, 26 March 2009

Lizard man painting and other things

I can at last make time to update my blog after 4 hectic days well evenings of emails, planning and figure painting in preparation for this Saturdays Ascendancy wargame in the Chimera shop.

Following on from great weekend at Murton Park larping, filling my food bag with fairy liquid, and eating lots of cake, I started putting together a myriad of ideas from the players, some very simple, some needing clarification and background help on perceived skills and some interesting and complex, that's now done and documented for play this weekend.

I've also finished painting a bunch of Lizardmen, enough for the battle of the type I wanted anyway. I've not spent long on them, painted in a big batch relying on washes to give a bit of depth rather painting high lights and details.

The box of figures ready for battle

This photo of a serpent man is very old figure.

This in the photo below is the new style lizardman, these small type are called Skinks

This is also a old style lizardman, possibly the worst lizardman figures Games Workshop produced, I painted this one only to use as a Sauron Priest.

From the very earliest range of lizardmen, this was called a troglodyte, in my army it will now be a Kroxigor.

This was also from the first range of Lizardmen, and the same size as the new Skinks which are skirmishers, however the old models are not suitable to be skirmishers, so I will be using them like a Saurus warriors.

This is a Saurus warrior from the latest range of lizardmen.

The week at work as been a bit traumatic to top it all, so it will be nice to have a rest, knowing everything is ready.

I finally got a taste for African Rooibos in the form Twining African Rooibos with strawberry and vanilla, the pure Rooibos I have tried a couple of times and well drank it, but wouldn't have asked for 2nd cup, Julie brewed me a cup of Tetleys rooibos and vanilla with milk which was the 1st one I liked, but this is 1st I would buy more of, perhaps a few more cups down the line I will go back to pure rooibos and see if I now like it more.

One fault with the new beverage is my work colleagues struggle at the best of times to make tea, and asking for fruit infusion really confuses them especially as I like the tea bag left in, so asking someone to make me rooibos tea was a mistake since I was in a meeting and they left the tea bag in and it was too bitter to drink, by the time it got to my mouth.