Sunday, 17 January 2016

The 'Epic Fail' Theme Round is now Live


The title says it all, the 'Epic Fail' theme bonus round is now live in the gallery.

This week we have a somewhat smaller number of submissions, but the imagination, humour (sometimes rather dark) and quality are still there in abundance. 

As to my self, I'm afraid I was quite ill for a good part of the week and so I had to put aside my original entry and fall back on something I could finish in the short time available. So I return to a project I began a few years ago which easily fits within the theme of 'Epic Fail' as it did then for 'Cold' (I know there will be a few groans amongst you here) and that is the French retreat from Russia 1812.

I provide here a single figure depicting a French officer who is attempting to rally his comrades. In my mind's eye I see breath misting, desperate figures shuffling through the snow, and the ominous shadows of Cossacks emerging from a distant treeline.  


28mm figure by Perry Miniatures and arguably one of their best sculpted ranges.




Those visiting the gallery will be treated to a beautiful vignette on the same subject created by the very talented StephenS.

Okay folks, please remember to vote for all your favourite entries. Voting will close next Saturday at 11:45pm CST.

Enjoy! 

28 comments:

  1. I claim my points by not submitting anything,,,Epic Fail!

    Hope your feeling better Mr C...that's another great figure for your 1812 stuff

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    1. Shame! That was supposed to be my text... I'd say Epic Fail again.

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    2. Aaah ,but surely not to claim points for not doing one is an even bigger fail!

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    3. I haven't entered a theme yet, so that makes me an even more of an Epic Failure I win!

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  2. Cracking work on the officer Curt :)

    Sorry to hear you've been under the weather- hope you're recovering :)

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  3. Sorry to hear you have been Ill. I suspect to much Mind bleach was consumed.

    Top notch figure painting as always.

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  4. Asbestos wishes for a swift recovery Mr C. Very fine officer to join your growing band.

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  5. Damn nice Curt, glad to hear you're on the mend.

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  6. Well, didn't make it this time again so (as DaveD already put it) Epic Fail! Hopefully next time will see me getting something submitted in time. Hope you're feeling better now Mr Snowman. Maybe you should relax in your wheelchair... pardon me, rocking chair, with a fine cup of tea (containing maybe a little more rum than tea) instead of dunking your freshly painted miniatures into the snow outside your house. Excellent work on that mini Curt! I'm always amazed by your mastery of snowy bases. You should really give us a small how to.

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  7. Boo, hiss to any who'd groan! Love this stuff mate and always enjoy seeing them. Hope you're on the mend!

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  8. I wish you a good recovery, Curt. Fantastic officer. The Retreat from Russia is being more useful to you than to Napoleon! :)

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  9. Excellent figure, Curt!
    I do like your French Retreat figures a lot!
    They are great for skirmish gaming, gives me lots of ideas too!
    I hope you get on the mend shortly!

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  10. Gorgeous, I love the snow around the bottom of his clothes.

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  11. Great figure, all of these chilly retreat figures have been fab. I recommend oranges and booze for the flu - although not Cointreau

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  12. Great figure Curt. I agree that these Perry figures are superb,and you've done an excellent job with them. Cheers Peter

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  13. It wouldn't be a true challenge without snow from the Snow Lord.

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  14. Great work dude, your retreat from Moscow stuff never fails to impress.

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  15. Great work, Curt. Really sorry to hear you've not been on top form - hope you're feeling better. Considering that, you've done brilliantly with that lovely figure from The Retreat!

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  16. Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes. It was just a bad ole headcold and flu, but I'm on the mend now. It was good working on this figure up while feeling miserable, as I know what I was going through was absolutely NOTHING compared to those poor souls (on both sides) in 1812.

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  17. Sorry to hear that you've been feeling under the weather Curt, but it certainly hasn't dampened your creative skill!

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  18. I do enjoy seeing your Retreat figures, they are definitely some of your best work.

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  19. Even ill you did better than I, Curt. It's always a pleasure to see your Retreat figures.

    Hope you are completely well soon!

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  20. Beautiful Curt! The snoweffects are just soooo lifelike, well done.

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  21. From your past reflections on this period I suspected this could be your choice for this them and happily it was as it looks just a fantastic as your other efforts in portraying this truly epic fail!

    Christopher

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  22. Hope you're feeling better! It's always a treat to see your Russian Retreat figures, even if it is a bit...chilling.

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