The Six Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge

Okay, I'm in.

What convinced me?  First, I miss painting. I lost my mojo a while back and I want it back. Second, it just makes sense from a financial standpoint, especially with some changes for the worse on the horizon. Third, there's not a lot out there I've wanted to buy, so why tempt myself. 

So I thought I'd do this in stages, wiping out sections of the mountain rather than chipping away randomly. For my first section, I decided to knock out my collection of D&D Chainmail minis. 

These guys could be put to use in my D&D game, or a nice skirmish game like Song of Blades and Heroes. So what is all in the pile?

Three Thalos starter warbands (12 minis total)
One Naresh starter warband (4)
Ravilla Faction box set (6)
Drazen's Horde box set (6)
Mordengard faction box set (6)
Mordengard combo box (4)
Ogre mercenary
Dwarf fighter
Stone spike
Drow warrior
Grey Elf Fighters (2)
Total: 34 miniatures

That should keep me busy for a while. Once completed, I'll claim another Joker, allowing me to make a purchase. 

Wish me luck!  I could use the encouragement!


  1. Welcome to the fun. I've added you to the blogroll

  2. I know the old chainmail minis get a lot of grief, but I always really liked them!

    Good luck with the challenge! I'll be right there with you...

    1. They are very fiddly! I've actually decided to start something easier.

  3. Welcome to the challenge! I certainly found that being involved last time round helped me focus a bit and motivate me to paint more. Good luck!

  4. You could also do Lion Rampant. Medieval, but easy to modify for fantasy. They are doing a fantasy version at the end of the year.

    1. Hmmm....Why are you always trying to get me into new stuff?

  5. Welcome to the challenge sir! Glad you decided to join us :-)

  6. I have a lot of unpainted minis from the Chainmail line but I am concentrating on Blood Bowl for the 6MMRPC as it is the game I am currently playing.

  7. Glad to see you on-board. Love those old D&D minis, so look forward to seeing what you do with them.


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