Monday, June 25, 2012

Historicon Prep Update

Twenty six days until my Historicon game.  More importantly only 3 more weekends!.  A little bit of progress to report - I've mostly finished the Roman Onager which will be the "Big Gun" for the Roman siege of a Dacian fort.  All I need to do is add some ground cover and seal the minis.

Here's where I stand on my "to-do" list:

(1) Finish the parapets & gate doors
(2) Cut 45 degree bevels into one section
(3) Scenic the fort sections
(4) Build and paint a Roman catapult
(5) Add two points to my Viking Warband for the SAGA tournament on 7/19 (first day of HCON) - anywhere from 8 - 16 28mm figures.
(6) Inspect and touch-up the Roman and Dacian Armies
(7) Test play the scenario a few times
(8) Interesting Terrain bits (tree stands, wells, houses etc)

OK, checking off number 5 is a bit like cheating - as I conned Ernie into letting me borrow some Vikings from his inexhaustible miniatures collection.  I'll still try to paint some up for myself but at least I've got a back up.

The big push this week will be to finish up the fort sections.  


Allan and Carmen said...

The Onager looks very nice!

Who makes it?



John de Terre Neuve said...

I would not call it cheating, it is just appropriate utilization of resources.


Paul´s Bods said...

Nice ! What make is the onager?

jmilesr said...

The figures and Onager are from Warlord Games

Thanks for the comments


Ray Rousell said...

Great looking Onager! As for No5 I call that using your head!!!

DeanM said...

Potent looking onager there, Miles. Your checklist certainly is thorough too. Best wishes on you game at Historicon. Best, Dean

Phil said...

Very very nice onager! Really impressive...