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Okay everyone. As you are all well aware, and as many of you are engaged, the Battle of Sabis project is well underway but January has to be our big push to get as many figures painted as possible! Our challenge is to get roughly 2,500 figures painted by the end of the month. Yep. By game testing in., we'd like to have about 80% of the total troops painted. This will allow us to start basing them in February and March, and get some
I know, its a daunting project, but we said we could do it and we will! Its winter. Its snowing like crazy out there so what can keep us away from the task? There are pockets of you all over the state, New England, and even across the country, currently working away at anywhere from 30 to 600 figs. Here is what we can do to help one another meet our goal.
1. Email me the number of figures you have completed already and I'll post updates to the forum.
2. Send photos! People love to see what others have been doing. It provides inspiration- and a kick in the pants!
3. Get them into the mail as soon as you can.
4. Post, post, post on the forum. Let us see what you are up to, how your troops are coming along. If you've been mod'ing figures, tell us about it!
5. Set yourself a painting goal and stick to it. How many figs per day, or week?
6. Get a friend to help with the figures you have on hand, or I'll get them their own units
If you are not yet involved but would like to be, LET ME KNOW! I have some Germans I can send out, some Romans too. In fact, we are now contemplating adding some Romans in just tunics to represent the cohorts that were surprised and fought without their armor. These will paint quickly. You could knock off a unit in no time!
This game is going to be awesome and you can be a part of it. Help the club get as many troops painted by the end of the month as possible, and, when we get to the Game Day in February, I'll have all the troops on hand and a table set up for basing. Attend the game day and check out what we've been able to accomplish. Dont forget to keep the empty sprues too. I plan to bring these back to Wargames Factory in the same box they sent out the figs!
Thanks to all. This really is going to be cool, something we will look back on and remember for years. Oh, and by the way, Wargames Illustrated has expressed interest in an article about the project. Details are being worked out, but how cool is that? Not only will you remember this project, but gamers all over the world will read about it.
On your mark, get ready, set, PAINT!
Have fun too.