You will have noticed that the sidebar with recently painted miniatures has not been updated for about a week now. The reason is simple: I'm in full convention preparation mode just now.
Tomorrow, Saturday 04 Sep 2004, is Crusade, [De Witte Ridder](http://www.de-witte-ridder.be)'s yearly convention, and [Schild en Vriend](/snv) is taking our Mons Badonicus game in a WAB version. These days, for various reasons that will probably form the subject of a number of blog posts, Schild en Vriend is mostly myself, so the preparation of the game falls largely on my shoulders.
The Mons Badonicus game was created back in 1999, at the tail end of the Schild en Vriend golden age, so the preparation this time was limited to rebasing most of the troops to single bases. This week has been taken up by finishing the bases for most of the troops (creating basing gunk out of plaster, white glue, shell sand, gravel and paint, applying it to the bases, drybrushing the resulting mess with various pleasingly earth-toned colours and adding static grass).
All of the work is now done however (well, except for the static grass, which goes on tonight, in the time honoured tradition of finishing up just in time for a convention), so as of next week, there will be freshly painted figures again. You can also expect a report of the convention here.