Thursday, 31 March 2016

PeterD's Challenge - A Renaissance Man

So this year marked several milestone - first side duel (lost), first time my target was met (800pts), first time as Minion.  It was a great Challenge and I really enjoyed being the Monday Minion.  Go Team Monday, you were great!


So what did I do to get my 876 point total?  Let's start with the Renaissance Men side duel, which I narrowly lost to Curt with a Margin of victory of three 28mm infantrymen!

Sinister looking clergy
Codottierre Commander
Two light guns
Commanders poking fun at Sylvain and Curt
Italian Men At arms with Pole Arms.


Charles the Bold as Epic Fail
Curt Geld commander and standard

 
Stradiotti
Swiss pike, probably my favourite unit.
Gendarmes

Next up some add-ons for my War of 1812 project.
Cold refreshments
Generals
Half a marine unit.
And finally the none-of the-aboves for Bonus them rounds.

Nostalgia - I think the 40mm figures this year
Nautical round, 15 years on the stocks
Risk Taker Jock Campbell, fiurst 15s painted in 20 years
And finally me.

As my peers see me.
As my gaming crew sees me.
As my daughter still sees me, 20 years later!

36 comments:

  1. Great Stuff Peter I thinhk Charles the Bold was my favorite.

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  2. A magnificent Challenge my fellow Minion. It would have been even more magnificent if you'd actually cleaned up the Minioning Room before handing it over to me for the Tuesday crew :)

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    1. yeah yeah year, whatever

      Thanks Tamsin

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  3. Fabulous production this year. BTW, I wonder how your miniatures see you...

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  4. Great work Peter. The Sylvaino and Campbellino command stands were hilarious and I really liked your pike block as well. It was a heap of fun trying to keep pace with you during our Renaissance Men duel - we'll have to do it again.

    BTW, what in earth are you wearing in that last photo? You look like a transgender Ukrainian baba wearing the drapes from a window. It's rather fetching actually... ;)

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    1. Thanks Curt
      We'll have to get the upgraded collections on table. As for the duel, name your victory prize.

      And yes that was probably the look that I was going for. Katie is of course in a vintage 80s bridesmaid dress.

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  5. Excellent work, it was important and interesting to see how you do miniatures, I just think to paint.

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  6. Great work mate.. and great photos at the end there! Until the next one!

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  7. Nice work on the challenge Peter.

    Christopher

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  8. Well done Peter! It was highly entertaining to read your ramblings monday evening after a bad day at work.

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    1. Ramblings are a speciality of mine. Glad that you enjoyed them.

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  9. Very nice collection of forces, Peter! I have been inspired to bump my plastic Empire troops for the next go because of Curt and your Italian duel. They'll suffice till I get proper forces prepped. I most enjoyed your flats from the Nostalgia round. I fully intend upon keeping the pressure on my wife till she allows me to order from Prince August! ;)

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    1. Looking forward to seeing the Empire return. as for the flats, forgiveness is often easier to obtain than permission...

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  10. Great work Peter, an excellent collection of goodies!

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  11. A varied collection indeed - truly, a Renaissance man!

    Well done, Peter!

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    1. Thanks Evan. Master of no trades, that's me

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  12. All of your stuff is wonderfully painted and certain to crush Mr Curt on the tabletop.

    Scary fashion choices though - is your lovely daughter still horrified of you in public?

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    1. I met her at the airport in a truly hideous Christmas, sweater. She was disappointed that I hadn't got the whole family machine knew!

      I am liking forward to meeting Cambino on the field of Mars.

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  13. Well done Peter - and long live Charles the Bold!

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    1. Thanks Greg, he lives on in the form f many gamers!

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  14. A grand challenge then.. Totals met, with some great entries .

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    1. Thanks Dave. I was glad to have finally hit my target.

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  15. Awesome stuff Peter. Some future shopping inspiration for me in what you presented. cheers

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    1. I look forward to seeing what appears under the beer and bacon banner next challenge.

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  16. Great work Peter, cracking challenge!

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  17. Nice and eclectic selection of stuff for the challenge, really enjoyed seeing it all.

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