The Tale of Historical Wargamers Season 1, Month 2 (July completed and August WIP)
This is the thread for month 2 of The Tale of Historical Wargamers.
The first week of this thread will be dedicated to showcasing your completed work from month 1. Please refrain from posting comments and WIP pictures until week 2, at which point the thread is open to commenting, WIP pictures and whatever else you might want to post.
What’s it all about then?
This is all about increasing awareness of historical wargaming and indulging in our inner history-geek.
Any period, any company, any scale... If it’s historical, then this is the right place.
A WORD ON PHOTOS – IMPORTANT!
640x480 please! Or use thumbnails.
If you really, really want to show off a bigger picture, then put a link to it – it means those using slower connections aren't waiting for big pictures to load.
If you want to use bigger pictures then please host it on an external site like photobucket and link to it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q : What army/scale/period should I choose?
A : That’s entirely up to you. As long as it’s a historical wargame then you’re welcome in this tale.
Q : How many points should I aim for?
A : Since we’ll be painting models from different games and scales, this is mostly up to you. You should, however, hopefully end up with a normal sized army for your chosen game.
Q : How much do I have to paint?
A : You should try to paint approximately 10% of your army each month. For skirmish-level games, you should paint approximately 1/5 or 1/10 of the warband each month, depending on whether you’re doing a “mini-tale” or a full tale, with a minimum of one model per month.
Don’t worry if it’s not up to Golden Daemon standard. Few of us can paint to that level so don’t let yourself get stuck trying to finish a single model. Well, if your monthly quota is a single model then, by all means, fell free to spend the full month painting just that. But for the rest of us, getting done on time is more important than delivering an award winning paintjob.
Q : Can I include historical background in my months post?
A : You not only can, you’re highly encouraged to do so. This is, after all, a tale of historical wargammers, so the historical background is important.
Q: Can I still join?
A: Sure, as long as you have a historical army to paint.
Q : Can I drop out?
A : Well, we’ll be sorry to see you go. But real-life has a way of intruding at the worst possible moments, so if you absolutely and necessarily need to leave then do so. There are, after all, more important things in life than toy soldiers.
Q: So, who’re the participants?
A: Right now the participants are:
f2k: 653. Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung (World War 2)
emperorpenguin: Union & Confederate (American Civil War)
Tonny: Soldiers of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk (15th century English)
C-Coen: Romans (Early Imperial Age)
DarkAngelsG: 25th Panzergrenadier Regiment Gepanzerte Panzergrenadierkompanie (World War 2)
Eternal Hatred: Vikings
sigur: Imperialists (30 Year War)
Kisanis: Canadians (Worls War 2)
Whitwort Stormbringer: Gladiators
Hakkapelli: Swedes (30 Year War)
Codsticker: Andalusians (11th century Taifa Kingdom)
Harry: Vikings and Normans
Xazil: Australians (World War 2)