So round 1 of the LPL is over and done with, attracting a whopping 72 entries! My contribution was the "Intrepid Mars Explorers" that you can see above. They're 15mm minis from GZG and I've wanted to paint a bunch of them since I first layed eyes on them. I'm quite happy with the result as they have a very nice, generic spaceman/astronaut theme. I'm planning to get a few of the armed versions as well as the heavy vac-suit ones as well. Just need to wait for GZG to get their new webshop online!
They were well received but my opponent, Frank, had a whole indian wardancer scene built up that was amazing so he won with 280 votes against 92. A well deserved victory!
A few of my other favourite entries were:
- Monks in a Samurai Village - Probably my favourite entry this round. Beautifully painted miniatures and great scenery. Makes me want to start collecting medieval Japanese!
- King in Yellow - Being a fan of both the book by RW Chambers and its mythos counterpart I couldn't resist this entry.
- A Walk in the Country - I would like to say just "The dog!" but that would be unfair to all the other great stuff going on in this entry. Just look at the plaids!
- On the Streets of Breugelburg/Abdul's Alterations - It was tough voting on these two entries, but in the end I had to go with the Olde Worldish Breugelburgers. Both great entries.
I really liked the civilian theme as it brought out a lot of models that you normally don't see. Round 5 is the next theme round and the theme is Africa. I have some ideas, but I'm not sure they'll work out. I said that I wouldn't buy any new figures for the LPL, but that rule went out the window when I discovered how much fun 15mm really is, but I do have a rule that I don't want to paint stuff that I won't use. And I think that rule might make it hard to do the Africa theme. We'll see...
For round 2 I bought myself some time with a slighly older team of miniatures. See them and all the other entries over at the Lead Adventure Forum. And don't forget to vote!