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Hi guys, bit of a different kind of post today – I haven’t gotten anything painted this week what with one thing and another, but one thing I did do was get prepared for this year’s ‘Bring Out Your Lead’. For those of you that don’t know, BOYL is an annual get-together of the OldHammer community up at The Wargames Foundry in Newark. It is run by the legendary Ansell family – custodians of many a fine mould from the early days of Games Workshop, and has been graced many of the sculptors of the early days of GW, (Trish & Ali Morrison, Kev ‘Goblin’ Adams, Colin Dixon to name a few). You can check out more about the Wargames Foundry here.

Anyway, the weekend itself is basically a celebration of all things from the early days (pre ’92) days of WFB and 40k, plus all the specialist games, the miniatures of the era, the painting styles, the publications… you name it! There are a number of organised games, participation games, plus free tables for general use. There are so many games I want to see and try, people I want to meet, and miniatures I want to gawp at! That said, I’m only really geared up to play Rogue Trader, and I needed to prepare a force for a 1200 pt. rolling game… there was only one way to go for me – Praetorian Imperial Guard!

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while might remember my Praetorian force – the Dauntless 215th. Praetorians really were my first OldHammer crush, and I collected and painted them obsessively for quite a while! I’ve amassed quite a sizeable force of more than a hundred of the chaps, plus vehicles, support troops, characters, etc… All are painted to the best of my ability at that time, so no ‘table-top standard’ corners were cut… I’ve developed a bit of a Steampunk/Victoriana theme throughout, and I am really very proud of them all 🙂

Feel free to go back and look at the early months on this blog (for more pictures, battle reports, conversions, etc.) if this has piqued your interest, but as I was doing the list, I thought it might be nice to set up my chosen 1200 point force for a quick photo shoot… So here we are – Lt. Bromhead and 1 Platoon, (mechanised infantry), plus a small sniper support section, have been conscripted by Arturo Lamina – a callow Rogue Trader of growing reputation. His mission is to investigate the mysterious forge world known only as ‘Foundry’… Departure countdown is 7 standard rotations:

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So, I hope you enjoyed this post – I know I did! I had forgotten just how much I love my Praetorians, and I’m feeling the urge again… I still have a couple of platoons in the lead pile too, and I keep meaning to get back to them one day… Hmmm… 😉

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