I suppose I should have had a look through the rulebook again to decide on the optimum combination of heavier armed troops vs bow or crossbow etc but I simply went with what seemed like nice combinations of weapons and equipment rather than applying any logical thought.
I have to say that assembling these figures is a lot easier than some other plastic figures I've built...arms and heads fit neatly and logically together with the body. Some other figures I've assembled have required a lot of head scratching to make sure I haven't put a limb on upside down or given someone a dislocated shoulder! The figures really were genuinely fun to build with a nice range of accessories to overload your party with...all that's missing is a 10' pole!
Having started painting again for the first time in ages I've realised how old some of my paints are and keep opening bottles to discover that they have completely solidified. So this afternoon I ventured off to my nearest GW shop to pick up a can of Chaos Black spray and a few bottles of assorted paint. I was greeted by the GW employee with "Dude....what are you painting!!?" I've tried explaining that I was painting historical stuff before which has either been met with a blank gaze or, in a couple of rare cases, an interesting chat about what the manager actually like to play when he isn't being a Chaos Space Imp. In this case I mentioned a few things which were met with a vacant stare and the repeated mutterings of ..Dude...": I've decided to take this as a compliment! Then I mentioned that I was also painting some figures for Frostgrave... a really nice Fantasy skirmish game from Osprey. By this point none of the words were apparently making sense to the hapless GW lackey...a skirmish game that isn't Age of Sigmar???...does not compute!!!! I took my paints and made my excuses....
I popped into WH Smiths to get the latest WI and also picked up the second edition of Tabletop Gaming. If you haven't come across this, it's an interesting mix of reviews of lots of boardgames. Issue 1 seemed to be very review focused with lots about Eurogames etc which made an interesting change.
For this issue there seems to have been a bit more focusing on the British market and more articles and interviews rather than hundreds of short reviews. In among the features are articles on Frostgrave, Age of Sigmar, Kings of War, Beyond the Gates of Antares and the forthcoming Dungeon Saga etc so well worth picking a copy up...at 130 pages there's a lot of reading in it!