After 2 days of frenzied painting and a long drive I find myself finally resting at a B&B in Beeston. Horizontal makes a very nice change from the hunched painting position I've been adopting for at least 24 of the past 48 hours.
The whole army is finished! 2500pts of khaki coloured pith helmeted madness. Aside from the deathstrike, chimera, executioner and bane wolf I painted last week, I have now painted the lord commissar, 5 storm troopers and 20 guardsmen. In total that makes 14 tanks and over 70 infantry fully painted and with me in their cases.
Tomorrow begins the campaign weekend and I can't wait! 5 games (500pts, 1500pts, 2500pts, 2000pts, 2000 doubles) each with its own scenario from the Badab war, there is also a space hulk commander showdown which I fully expect to loose very quickly (unless he can take his chimera with him!) and a pub quiz at bugmans.
For the campaign my army must be led by a commissar lord (each race has a specified hq choice to take) who can cost up to 150pts. As it is otherwise impossible to spend 150 on a commissar lord he has his own chimera ( the salamander) a power sword and plasma pistol. After each battle he picks up skills, which skills depends on whether I win or lose (fearless, hit and run, stubborn etc).
I will post a whole raft of photos next week when I get back along with a write up of how the brave soldiers of Praetoria fair.
I think it is time for a drink and then an early night...