After a bit of a lull on the paint front, I managed to get the blockage moved and got some stuff finished last week, adding another couple of units to my Crusader collection, this time a 24 figure Crossbow Unit and a 24 figure Spear armed unit.
|Spears to the rear, apologies for the 15mm Napoleonic figures in the background|
|Spearmen close up|
I have gone for a generally uniform look, mostly because it's a whole lot quicker and easier to paint after doing 12 individually liveried Gendarme I needed uniformity !
My Crusade armies are based roughly around the third Crusade and the Outremer States. Taking the yellow outlined cross on the red background of the County of Tripoli as a basis I have simply transferred that to these figures to give MY interpretation of troops from that state.
All the shield decoration is hand painted and relatively neat, my Laphroig / blood level must have been in the correct range band at the time of painting.
Still on the hunt for rules, personally I still prefer Deus Vult, they have a lot more of a Crusader feel (whatever that is !). I enjoyed Strongpoint but they were a generic set of Ancient and Medieval rules rather than Crusades specific. As the collection, slowly gets bigger it will be easier to judge the right set.
And after getting that paint mojo going again I am away from the paint table for a month, let's hope the enthusiasm is there when I pick up the brushes again !
I am experimenting with turning off Google plus comments as the platform is being shut down, it seems to have deleted all the previous comments, my apologies. Please feel free to comment under the new system to see if it works, thanks.
I like these guys a lot. Nice basework too.ReplyDelete
Thanks Peter, glad you made it through the Google plus cull !Delete
Me too. I thought you'd put that in as a gatekeeper to scare off the unwanted!Delete
😂 Definitely not in the unwanted pile Peter 👍Delete
they look very good sir..ReplyDelete
Thank you EricDelete
Really nice workReplyDelete
Thank You Engel 👍Delete
Most impressive close ups, they look superb!ReplyDelete
Thank you Phil, glad to see you here.Delete
Looking nice. I’ve had a Crusades twitch lately and these very models are in the cupboard somewhere. Know what you mean about the slightly duff squat posesReplyDelete
Cheers Maurice, it's an odd choice of pose, maybe to fit on the sprue ?Delete
Great looking soldiers! Too bad the crossbowmen are all unloaded :^)ReplyDelete
Didn't have any problem posting with regular Google.
Cheers Jim, Welcome back 👍Delete
Nice work indeed! The poses may be slightly off in some cases but the overall effect more than cancels it out.ReplyDelete
Excellent looking units, Ken!ReplyDelete
These look great!ReplyDelete
Very nice sir! Mine are in the post right now and this is a great motivator. Have you tried Simon Miller's "To the Strongest!" rules?ReplyDelete
Cheers Millsy, will they be gracing the AHPC this year ?Delete
Very nice kenReplyDelete
Nice work they look great!ReplyDelete