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 !
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