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Osprey Games Team - Hobby Update (08/07/2020)

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Wondering what the Osprey Games team have been up to recently? Here's an update!

Phil Smith - Head of Osprey Games

Having polished off six of the ten planned light infantry for The Nameless Army last week, I ploughed straight into the remaining four this week. I've praised Fireforge's range before for being a delight to paint, but I can't remember the last time I knocked models off my desk so quickly. Granted, the paintjobs won't win any awards, and I'm not going to get them on the table any time soon, but... I forget where I was going with this...

Having completed the officer alongside the last batch, this lot are just four rank-and-file grunts - two for a nominal front rank (spears lowered), and two for a rear rank with spears grounded. Here's the full unit in all it's glory...

With just four figures for this army that don't come from the Fireforge boxed sets (and which haven't arrived yet... they're due to go into the last of the currently planned units), and just two components (heads) from other kits, this is - hands down - the most consistent force I've ever mustered. Happily (or, at least, reassuringly), the characters will be a much more traditional mix of bits and pieces from all over. They're somewhat in limbo until a certain new release is available so, in the meantime, I'll be moving onto a new project, with the rough ambition of balancing out the Conquistador-y vibe I've been getting from this bunch...

Watch this space...

Pete Ward - Games Marketer

When it comes to painting I go through different phases. I'd been painting a lot of rank-and-file troops for Oathmark: Battles of the Lost Age and I really wanted a change of pace. In the last blog I showed off some Star Wars: Legion figures I painted, and fun as they were to paint it wasn't a big enough change - I still had lots of figures to paint in matching uniforms.

I'm on a bit of a sci-fi kick at the moment, so I decided to revisit my spaceships that I posted about in a previous blog. I'm painting these up for A Billion Suns, the next book by Mike Hutchinson that's due to publish early next year, but also just because I think these figures from Brigade Models are absolutely awesome.

What have you been working on? Let us know in the comments below!

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