Monday, 3 August 2020

28mm Crusades Command Bases



A quick show off post today of some new command bases for my 28mm Crusades Project. These figures are from 1st Corps / Curtneys Miniatures and I picked them up from the York show a couple of years back.


I am always really slack when it comes to Command Stands and end up with armies hundreds of figures strong with no commanders, so to get four (The other one will be in the Kingdom of Jerusalem force review later in the week) done at this stage of the Army build is pretty remarkable.



Base number one is based on my Red Knights unit (a later Hospitaller unit) and consists of a musician and standard bearer, flags are from Flags of War.



Second base is for my St Lazarus Knights, those of you who are familiar with the blog may notice that my choice of command stands is based around left over decals from previous units, not that I'm tight or anything 😁

The commander figures are basically the same but with different head and weapon options, this one has a bishop type head and a made.



So there we have three command bases ready for our next Crusades game whenever that will be, Kingdom of Jerusalem and of Project shots coming next.


10 comments:

  1. Wasn't red reserved for sergeansts and not knights?
    Later during the Rhodes and Malta period the knights also wore red

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    1. The Hospitaller Brothers changed to red in 1259, the Sgts followed about 20 years later. The figures parent unit are a the later Teutonic Knights box set rather than the Templar set which has earlier armour, the Teutonics were a gift so rather than throw them out I did them in newer kit

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  2. Splendid command groups! Despite my hesitation about 1st Corps quality, miniatures look awesome after your work on them.

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    1. Many thanks, I bought them at the time as i couldnt find anything else suitable. Pleased w8th how they turned out.

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    2. Many thanks they are pretty nice figures, usually a touch smaller than other ranges but nicely priced. I have a few of their Ancient figs as well πŸ‘

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  3. Wonderful paintwork as always. Most impressed!

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