Let's just get the painted stuff out of the way first:
In a fit of productivity, I managed to finish the Akali as well:
Next on the painting table is the Reverend Healer, so the set is complete. Had a game with them Thursday actually, introduced a new guy to the game and I think it caught on. Good omens!
Having written a list for my Ariadna with the Tankhunter Autocannon, I decided to give him a quick coat of paint - nothing fancy here, but I love the model and wanted to at least document that he's painted.
And the final part of the painted portion of this post, the Emberling for the Malifaux crew. My goal of getting them done fast and damn the quality is showing, but I like to think it still looks good enough to place on the table.
That was the ordinary part. Now for the unexpectedly generous gift from Maelstrom.
We've been talking recently, and after hearing about some stuff I and some friends are doing (Advanced Heroquest and other projects I haven't updated here yet), he said he'd send a few bits to help us out.
"Few" my arse, pardon the French.
Opening the box, this is what I found:
An entire battalion of Napoleonic French Grenadiers (I think, haven't checked their insignia yet).
Will be going on the skaven for sure.
This is huge, of course! Massively generous gift from a good friend and all-round great guy, and absolute poison for my already overtaxed ability to focus on a single project at a time. :-P
If anybody needs me, I'll be snipping out bits and cleaning moldlines.