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Quite awhile ago (sometime in 2019 if I remember correctly) I came across some very interesting miniatures. Finding a whole bag in a bits bin for only a buck the decision practically made itself. Though I had no actual use for them the figures were just that interesting. Thanks to this forum (and it's knowledgeable members) they were even identified as Ion Age miniatures from Alternative Armies. Specifically they are Retained Knights from the Prydian Army. Being busy with other things these figures languished for too long. They were primed but never painted so I've finally decided to rectify that. After reaching a stopping point on my Foot Clan proxies last night (I had to stop as I found I had run out of sealer) I still wanted to paint so I grabbed these. This wasn't a spur of the moment decision however as they were my next planned project. As with every time I paint 15mm I found myself really enjoying the scale. Maybe its just how small the miniatures are, how easily they paint up, or how forgiving it can be for mistakes but there is just something about 15mm. In a very short time I found I had finished my first miniature. I also finished a bit of the basecoat on two more. Knowing that I'd end up basing these sooner or later I decided it would probably be better to do it now. That of course led to a question, "Am I planning to actually play this game?" Looking over an initial buy-in I think it's fair to say I'm probably going to get into this one. Not having the proper size bases for the system however necessitated a trip to the hardware store. So I spent this morning finding the correct sized washers, attaching the figures, and adding their basing grit. Which of course brings us to tonight. Starting off the session I went ahead and finished the other two knights. As they painted up so quickly I moved on to the next batch. Six knights, not bad for two night's work. With plenty still waiting for paint I can't wait until tomorrow night.