Saturday, January 28, 2017

2016 review

Not to be outdone by all the other bloggers spread over the interwebs and because all the cool kids do it.... my 2016 painting totals...

First up a look at the total points for the year (the points are based on the AHPC table found here):

The red line indicates all points added to my collections and the blue those points painted by me. So, a satisfying year all round. 2016 saw more added to the collections than the previous two years combined (although 2015 was interrupted by a house move, thus the low numbers).

The relation of the two sets of numbers in the chart above translate into this...

Here we see that my personal output in 2016 made up 76% of the total. Although I took advantage of some excellent painting from others (thanks to Captain Dan, Ohio Bob, and Monsieur LeBlanque), I was happy to find my painting mojo fairly strong all year (note: the DH1 acronym is used to differentiate my painting from Captain Dan, who shares the same initials ... go figure).

The average painting output per month (just from my own hands) was a quite respectable 179, although comparing to the first month of 2017 it doesn't seem that good. But it must be pointed out that a good number of the initial 2017 points are hold-overs from 2016 when the painting was completed but not the final basing (the figures/vehicles must be completely based to be inputted into the matrix).

And the 2016 list of additions:

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Mere Matter of Painting: use your ImagiNation

The Trenton Gaming Emporium saw some recent ImagiNation gaming but you'll need to sidle over to Michael's blog to peruse the lovely photos. He has a much better turn of phrase in his AARs:

ImagiNations: Gourmandie infantry additions

Grand Duc Pierre-Louis has issued a warrant for the organization of a new infantry regiment, to be paid for and furnished by the state. Le Grand Duc has directed the Grenadiers de Champaigne be made up of drafts of 12 men from each company in every regular infantry regiment. These draftees must be of 28 years age and have served honourably in a minimum of four major campaigns. They must also possess references as to their characters and good behaviour from their regimental commanders. The Grenadiers de Champaigne are clad in the traditional Gourmandie red coats with red eastern-style breeches. They will serve alongside the Grenadiers de Camembert, from whence a leavening of experienced sergeants and subalterns have been gleaned, under the command of Jean-Jacques LaPierre, Comte d'Auvergne. Commanding this new grenadier regiment is Frederick Bonhomme, Baron Chien-Noir.

Grenadiers de Champaigne
(Crusader Miniatures)

Also from the depot, after a lengthy rest and refit, marches 1er Battalion Infanterie d'Auvergne...

1er Infanterie d'Auvergne
(Crusader Miniatures)