|Ivo's tentmates greased his scabbard to great effect.|
My decision to paint Ivo a bannerman activated the Curse of Ivo. As I was finishing his figure, I knocked over a bottle of Elmer's glue that knocked Ivo right off the table. I failed to catch it on its way down and the fall sheared his pinned sword hand clean off. Mildly enraged, I redrilled Ivo's stump, repinning & repainthing his hand.
With Ivo and his bannerman complete, I put them on a 60mm base. Handling this heavy base was tricky and sure enough, the curse kicked in again while I was applying flocking. I lost the grip on the base, juggled it for a millisecond and lost it again. This fall broke off the pinned banner and bent Ivo's mount badly. Many foul oaths were issued and I had to walk away from the painting table.
When I returned, a few things were clear. First, I'm no Ivo. I can't juggle a lance, sword or even a 28mm version of our hero. Also, the 60mm base was too heavy and awkward for the frequent handling in a skirmish game. Ivo fought and died alone and it seemed his ghost demanded single basing. I pried the figures off the big base and rebased them, each alone.