The HAWKs are painting up 8 sets of figures given to us by friends of Wally Simon. We will be running games at Historicon 2011 for kids under 10 years old. They will get one British army, one Continental army, a ground cloth, two paper buildings to assemble at home, a copy of Big Battles for Little Hands, and perhaps a couple of hills. The intent of this project is to help grow the hobby.
This weekend we finished painting the figures. This has been a club effort. It took four Saturdays to paint all the figures, even though we are applying just a very simple block painting. We just need to finish up the terrain bits and play test the scenario. Finish the figures provided a great sense of accomplishment.
We plan to solicit others to donate their unused armies that we might continue this effort in future conventions. Chris and I both have a bunch of old plastic Airfix ACW figures we plan to donate. Jay Hadley recently handed us a bunch of WWII ships. This could turn into a very nice tradition.