As all men know, thanks to the benevolent consideration shown me by my most excellent readers I was able to participate in Steve Jackson Games‘ OGRE Kickstarter to the point where I scored the game and a bunch of stuff besides. But with great wargames come great responsibility: since I asked for the game, and I was given it, I had darn well better play it. Properly. With all the respect that the allocation of large sums of money for a wargame deserves.
In this case: that means minis. Both the acquisition, and the proper assembly thereof.
As it turns out, I did actually have some minis for this game already – which is bizarre, because I never actually did minis before now. One mini kit that I have is the Ogrethulhu… which is, yes, exactly what it sounds like: a rugose, squamous version of a Mark V OGRE. Having some free time today, I decided to learn how to glue minis together (yes, I’m that ignorant of the past-time); and now that I have gotten the glue off of my fingers, I am showing off the fruit of my labors.
Obviously, it still needs to be painted. Actually, first it needs a primer cover – and that’s the big question. I’m thinking doing this one up in green and yellow; so if I use a white primer it’s going to go cartoon bright, right*? I’m not sure if I don’t want cartoon, actually… still, do people have an opinion? I have white, black, grey, and hunter green primary; I’ll be using water soluble acrylics for the detail work.
In other news, on the sidebar (and below) you’ll note a new PayPal button:
…hit it, and I promise to spend the funds on OGRE miniatures, as they come available. I know: aren’t I swell that way?
PS: No, I have no intention of spending four hundred bucks on a Mark VI. I’m not insane with other people’s money.
PPS: If you see me at a political convention, feel free to sidle up and ask me about gaming. Hell, I might even be carrying around a pocket wargame or two from now on.
*I have a PanEuropean panzer set coming in that will be done up in Vatican colors (gold and white) – which will require white primer, I assume.