On the positive side, I just finished basing a new force for SAGA. It is a Rus Princes army made up entirely of 28mm metal Gripping Beast models. The figures were painted to a very high level by Andy K, an associate that I met via the internet. He does great work and my pictures really don't do the figures justice. The good news is that they fought to a bloody draw in their first game and got the win in their second game, so their tabletop career is off to a great start! Shield transfers and banner by Little Big Men Studios. Spears are brass wire that I made. The army consists of a mounted Warlord, 4 units of mounted 4 Druzhina hearthguard, a unit of 8 City spearmen warriors, and 12 militia levy archers.
The Last of the Druzhina
Another angle on the Druzhina
I almost purged the Kings of War Ogres that I had been working on...they are great models but I have grown sick of painting all of the straps and buckles on them, so much so that I just can't face painting anymore of them. While taking pictures of them to sell I realized I actually had a valid army with what I had painted, so instead I am just getting rid of the partially painted figures. I'm going to base up the army and look forward to getting it done.
I have several other irons in the fire when it comes to projects and hope to make some decisions on 2018 soon..until then, happy gaming!