As I've previously mentioned, I'm painting a Ptolemaic pike phalanx for our Raphia game, at Partizan in June. This is, I hope, going to be a very large phalanx, indeed, and I expect that it will occupy the bulk of my painting time for the next 5 months.
I'm currently painting pikemen in batches of 18. Some almost finished miniatures are at rear left, and a big batch of primed minis are in reserve in case of bad priming weather. I'm also incorporating a few minis from eBay purchases.
I find I can prepare, paint and base 18 miniatures in around a week; it dawned on me that my 4-deep phalanx is only growing at a rate of 1 centimetre of width each day. :-(
I'm also a bit worried becuase I'm part way into the project, but at some point in early January a new publication is coming out on the Ptolemaic army, and there is a danger that I might find I've painted them all wrong. Gulp.