Curt asked each of us to document our own Challenge achievements and since I almost never say no to the great man I happily concurred.
This year was a bit of an odd one for me. Not only did I not exceed my total for the first time, I also went backwards significantly in points terms on last year. I do have something in the way of excuses for that though. Firstly, after 17+ years with the same company I moved on and took up a new role. They're a wonderful mob and made the whole process an absolute breeze but it did take up a lot of my time over the last 5 weeks preparing for my exit at the old place and getting in a load of prep for the new.
Secondly, just after Christmas I was commissioned by the Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare to do all the design and layout work for their new Blood Eagle set of dark age skirmish rules which are now available via Nick at Northstar Miniatures. It was a ton of work but a very rewarding experience and I can't say enough wonderful things about Craig and Charles from MoGM.
OK, enough with other things I did. What about actual Challenge work? Firstly, the non bonus-theme stuff...
|SAGA Norman crossbowmen|
|Various VBCW items|
|Warhammer 40K Catachan sentry guns|
|Warhammer Fantasy Chaos beastmaster and hounds|
|Warhammer Fantasy Forest Goblin spider riders|
|Warhammer Fantasy Savage Orc shaman riding wyvern|
|Nostalgia - Fire engine and crew|
|Epic Fail - The summoning|
|Defensive Terrain - Motte and bailey fort|
|L'amour - The luncheon in the swamp|
|Nautical - Jennifer Dee, steamy tramp|
|Risk Taker - The attic workshop of Sir Michael Awdry|
Lastly, Curt requested we include a mug shot as part of this post. You've already seen enough of me in various miniature guises, some of which involved masks (lets not go there again), plus also in fire brigade uniform. Seeing as Curt has developed something of a passing interest in things puffed and slashed I thought I'd treat him to a picture of a somewhat younger Millsy in reenactment kit from years ago, preparing for a hard days work and harder night's drinking as a standard bearer in a Swiss pike regiment.
|That's a bearded Millsy on the left in glorious burgundy and crimson. Phwoar!|
And that's about it. Hope you enjoyed my little recap. Thanks for all your wonderful comments and banter over my 4th Challenge. See you next year folks!
Millsy the Antipodean Minion