Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Introducing Napvember!

In my latest Zomtober posts, I mentioned that I'm intending to get started on Napvember. It seems only reasonable to explain what on Earth I'm blithering on about.

This looks a lot better than anything I'm likely to paint.

Like any self-respecting historical wargamer, I have a reasonable collection of Napoleonic models (28mm British, in my case). Unfortunately, and also like any self-respecting historical wargamer, I'm easily distracted. Normally this occurs just after buying a load of models and just before actually painting them, so I have a British Napoleonic army that is unpainted except for a single piper that I did for a painting competition a few years back.

This has always niggled at me, but the sheer number of models and a worry that painting Napoleonics is going to be fiddly has always stopped me from cracking on with them. However, with the advent of Zomtober, I've decided that the key is nice simple goals, so I can at least make some progress without worrying about painting the whole force.

So, with that in mind, my plan is very simple! There are 5 Saturdays in November this year. For each of them, I intend to paint a single Napoleonic figure from my collection. I'm not planning to produce spectacular paint jobs, but just getting moving with this project will be nice, and hopefully will spur me on to paint more than the planned 5 figures.

Of course, I'll be posting the results here as I paint them, so you can all keep me honest. If anyone wants to join in and paint their own Napoleonic figures, that can only be a good thing!


  1. Sounds good! And I have been reading somewhere they will start a Dwerfember to! That makes towo things to look forward!


  2. Napvember. When I read that in the title, I thought you were going to take a nap. Painting Napoleonics seems a much more exciting thing to do. I could go for a nap about now......zzzzzzzz.

  3. Best of luck Sir, I know only too well what it is to be distracted in a heartbeat!

  4. Good luck with Napvember. Briefly toyed with the idea of Napoleonics once, but soon changed my mind due to the regimental painting! Watching with interest.