All of the mini's are from Warlord with the figures and guns being metals and the stug one of the co-branded plastic kits from Italerie/Warlord. The quality of the metal casts was really very good but I can't really recommend the plastic stug.
The total points for this force are:
41 infantry figures = 205 pts
2 small guns (mortar/mmg) = 10 pts
1 larger gun (howitzer) = 10 pts
1 Assault gun = 15 pts
1/2 crewman = 2.5 pts
Total = 242.5 pts
My personal spreadsheet tally shows this post should take me over 4,100 points this year and that's all I got in the tank. This has been my sixth Challenge and it continues to be my favorite hobby activity. I deeply appreciate that Curt and the entire community do to make this such a fun event and one that I really do organize my hobby planning around.
I very much look forward to participating next year but am thinking of following Tamsin's example in a previous Challenge and may limit myself to just doing the bonus rounds where I can focus less on volume and more on quality. A lot of the submissions are painted at an overall quality level that far exceeds my current capabilities (ok, most are) and that's something I'd really like to work on. Maybe there is something to the whole less is more thing. It vertically will help with storage!
I think I'll spend the rest of the day watching basketball and clearing out my hobby space - it's a little on the messy side. Messy as in Augean Stables messy.
Anyone want to start some terrain projects?
Ah Ha! I was waiting for this 'covering barrage'. I should have known when I mentioned the whole, 'Gee Miles, you should paint some infantry to go with that winter Cat' that something would come about. Well done Mr. Reidy.
You never fail to astonish me with what you can acomplish in a few hours. Granted the snow theme helps with it's limited palette, but still it's pretty darn impressive. Great work. I think you may want to check your spreadsheet as this submission gives your 4010 points, not 4100...
Miles, thanks so much for all your help, great humour and good will (and packages of imported coffee!). You are one of the Challenge's biggest cheerleaders (mental visions abound) and we all love you for it. :) Now, in a few hours we'll be done and you can dazzle us with the final stats roundup. Reserve me a seat in the front row!
Until next year, sir!