Good day and good week guys!
In my last post, I was telling you about the preparation of my newly arrived kits and figures for my WW2 armies. On the photos below, you will see that I painted the figures (after the basic priming which was done with sprays - in colours as close as possible to the uniforms colours I wanted to paint) with the first colour, which is usually the flesh.
As you will see, not much is done, but, late last night I managed to paint the basic uniform colours for all figures (which was rather time consuming - and boring, in terms of painting almost 60 figures with only two colours, VMC 70.879 Green Brown, and VMC 70.873 US Field drab). Unfortunately I don't have any photos related - I will make it up to you in my next post! :)
What was really interesting from last weekend though (and the main reason I didn't paint much), was an invitation that I got from a friend, asking me to participate in a ''Wings of War'' board game, even though I didn't have any previous experience (imagine how well I deceive people, that they think I can actually play a game).
The game by itself was simply fantastic, each player would choose a 1/144 (scale) WW1 plane (don't ask me which was my choice, I don't have a clue, I chose the ones with the funniest colours), and the basic strategic plan was to give your opponent a ''hard landing''....The game is played with cards and without dices and the rules are really straightforward. What more could a mere clueless wargamer (such as my self) ask for??? :-)
For these reasons, and of course my beginner's luck, I managed to win the first game, and lose the second (but not without bleeding the nose of my opponent)! All in all I was very pleased with the result.
It was a nice experience to find people who share the same madness with me (it's like in the movies, where there's a moment in which the actor, with the help of some musical accompaniment, feels like he's in heaven, and everything falls into place...).
If you guys care to join this club (I am referring to my fellow Athenian Greeks - or anyone else, discrimination is out of our vocabularies, that are searching for meeting new people with the same interests) this is the link: http://wgc.wargamer.gr/ . You could either email me if you need any further information. It will be my honour to get to know you in person (as long as you don't ask for money, you won't find any I'm afraid...). :-)
Have a great week guys (and keep on smiling)!