Sunday, 27 June 2010

Not even close

... or should that be Klose?

In the end I failed my challenge to get the Saxe Coburg Regt complete before England's exit from the World Cup.
It was a tall order, but with limited painting time over the past week, it was always a tough one. As the photo shows, I have managed to complete the main colours on all three companies, so with just the details (hat lace and buttons) and muskets to do, and the command figures, I fell short.



But, and it's a big "but", I can't help feeling I kept my side of the bargain, and that somehow the challenge was really failed by the bunch of prima donnas sent out to South Africa.

Let's hope the Saxe-Coburg Regiment perform rather better when they get to the table. Sigh...

8 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

The figures are coming along wonderfully, Phil. And yes, the World Cup has certainly had its share of memorable characters and performances!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Bluebear Jeff said...

No plan survives contact with the enemy . . . but your troops are coming along fine. YOU kept up your part of the plan; but the footballers didn't . . . what did they score? Was it three goals in four games? Okay, four if not for a blind linesman.


-- Jeff

Der Alte Fritz said...

The football match will be soon forgotten, but the Saxe Coburg Regiment will be around a long time after...

They look very, very nice.

tradgardmastare said...

I fear the fault is England's and not your own Phil...

Are we going to see some Classic Wargames figures on display upon a small yet glorious table at Claymore in August?

best wishes

Alan

p.s figs look super!

Paul Darnell said...

Never mind Phil,

I set myself the 4 year time scale and try to get some (any) painting done before the next world cup.
Cheers Paul

Snickering Corpses said...

I agree with the rest of the gentlemen. It was the English team that let you down, not your own painting. You got these quite far along for the short amount of time that England stayed in. They're looking very nice.

Andy Mitchell said...

Lovely paintjob - is it just the lighting or does the flesh look a bit yellow?

As for the Footie, I read a great decription for a World Cup football match in the Guardian: "twenty-two millionaires ruining a lawn".

Phil Olley said...

Thank you gentlemen.
Andy, I suspect that comment in The Guardian may have been penned by Harry Pearson who, as you probably know, is also a wargamer, author of Achtung Schweinhunt, as well as a regular sports columnist for said paper.
Oh and yes the flesh has come out a little yellow in the pictures, but is really just GW Dwarf flesh with a highlight of Elf Flesh.

Alan "Tradgardemastere" G: you are a terror! I am tempted, but would need some help to play it... The only misgiving is really that people at a show with lots of "lovely and realistic" games wouldn't really "get" this, if you know what I mean.
No table booked so may have to beg a space from the nice SESWC chaps if "we" want to do it. Will email you separately to discuss.
Phil