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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Goth Infantry unit #1

   

   For the infantry I plan on incorporating both a fair amount of heavier infantry which at times would be used....and a fair amount of accompany archers. Again, as with the cavalry all the miniatures are a mixture of Footsore and Gripping Beast. This posting will be the heavier infantry as the archers are not currently based yet.  Comments under the Goth cavalry unit 1 for dress and shield designs apply to the infantry as well. 


















   

Goth Cavalry unit #2

 


      As noted in the previous post on the Goth cavalry unit 1 same applies. Again this unit as the former are of 16 figures.....6-8 units is the ultimate amount I want to have. eventually I do plan to add some Aventine Figures to compliment Gripping Beast and Footsore.

















Goth Cavalry unit 1

 

    I have been painting and collecting numerous figures to form a Goth force. I aim for at least 100 mounted figures with a large percent of them in mail. These are aimed to represent the opponents of the Byzantines during the period under Justinian's rule during the reconquest of Italy. I want  a large percent of them to be armored as undoubtedly the Goths had access to numerous armories that had existed under the control of Rome and continued to operate them to arm their large mounted forces. When doing dark age forces I prefer to go for a unifying appearance of the barbarian type forces to tie them in together. For my Goths lots of various lighter clothing (lots of variations of white/off white) with plenty of trim on both the tunics and leggings. In addition, I added lots of embroidery to the trim. Shields most hand painted with some LBMS transfers added in and kept the patterns to the popularity of the time in appearance. All figures are a mix of Footsore and Gripping Beast figures which mix in together very well.












Spanish civil war assault guards


     Empress Miniatures as are all the miniatures I have painted for the SCW. These figures represent the assault guards that fought in the war and have as always been painted for anothers growing collection. The uniforms are fairly simple:  dark blue uniform with medium brown leather beltings. I tried to keep the colors on the dark side with the highlighting not going to dark. Keep in mind my pics are under brighter lighting than normal conditions (note to self need to turn the brightness one notch next round of pics) so the contrast looks more exaggerated with the photos than they do in the flesh. 

















Sunday, July 17, 2022

Assyrian heavy infantry

     All these are Wargame Foundry Assyrians. They need no introduction beyond comments made from previous posts on all the figures that have been painted. They are not for myself and have been painted as part of a large commission for an acquaintance of mine. Both tunic colors and shields were asked not to be uniformed as previous figures that have been painted. The shields are done by dry brushing a lighter tone over the base coat. The bronze colors I used paints from Turbo Dark to get the shiny look to them. One may question are they too bright (I did) but viewed from a distance on the table I think the extra shine would look good. This Assyrian project has resulted in 11 chariots, 12 camel and riders and some 200 hundred foot so far being painted up.















Mounted Vikings

    These figures have been painted for someone else and consist of 4 vikings and 1 Russ figure. The vikings never fought mounted but it is feasible some may have rode to the field of battle before dismounting. Any rate these are the figures he wanted and they appear to be Gripping Beast figures judging by the sculpting style.


 







Sunday, July 3, 2022

Azerbaijani

   These figures are made by the Perry twins and comprise some of the Arabic fighters during the Crusade period. Went with a middle east tone flesh color and lots of neutral type colors off white, creams and lighter shades of browns, khakis etc....