I just received a package from Mirliton the other day. Inside were figures to add to my Communal Italian army as well as figures for an I/36(d) Italian Hill Tribes. I'm using figures from their Etruscan range and squaring off the scutum into a more IHT squarish look. Also figures to fill out a RRR Venetian Colonial army. Always so much fun to get figures in the mail. The unpainted army pile continues to grow however. But that's a good thing right?
It's not that I needed to add another lead mountain since I got back from Cold Wars, but I Had Reasons.
Was visiting friend who'd bought a lead mountain about a decade ago, decided he Really Didn't Like Painting. So he wondered if I could paint up a Macedonian/Successor army from them. We bulldozed off the dust, and I've taken some of his Successor figures to my workbench, and paid for some of the Gauls in the pile.
Went to NJCon, had sent Windsword an order for most of the other Hellenistic figures I needed, some of them they couldn't get in stock before then, but got the OG Macedonian & Hellenistic command, heavy & lt cav and phalangites. Then discovered Silver Eagle's Museum Miniatures closeout, spent - quite literally - all the cash in my wallet (Fortunately had had good lunch and filled gas tank). Roughly half were miscellaneous Hellenistic figures, Bactrians, Thracians, etc - get some of the 'odd' armies of that era on board; and half on Vikings & Saxons - oneovdezedaze will have really big totally irregularly-looking Dark Ages mob.
So, if 'you won't die if you've still got figures to paint', have a few years to go ;-)
Lots of bits and bobs just orders from Alternative Armies. 2 War Wagons and crew, figures to fill out a Early Crusader army, more Swiss pikemen and missing figures to fill out English and French Feudal Armies.
Having seen Tony Aguilar’s latest I’ m sooooo tempted by the Ottoman Turks. I have over 15 unpainted Armies already - what is another between friends?